I would say 15 an hour, that's really on 5 per child, especially considering they have to help do homework. 3 kids is a lot of responsibility for a 16 year old.
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02-06-2016 21:19 #12
How much for a teen babysitter?
My worst nightmare as a 16 year old would've been looking after 3 kids. That is a big responsibility. Much bigger than when I was serving the weekend lunch hour rush at maccas.
I don't really know what the going rate is for maccas but I wouldn't feel right paying a 16 year old $10 hour to look after my 3 kids.
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02-06-2016 21:30 #14
$15 an hour. Just think is this was you would you want anything less then that.
02-06-2016 21:50 #15
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02-06-2016 22:15 #17
I also think $10/hour is quite stingy.
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02-06-2016 22:53 #18
I pay $10/hr. But my kids are always fed, bathed and usually in bed. She loves getting paid to watch TV ... She has a job at Lenards as well but much prefers babysitting my two.
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03-06-2016 04:54 #19
03-06-2016 05:52 #20Senior Member
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Did anyone bother to read the bit where all she had to do was ensure they were still alive? And that they would be out with their friends for half the time? My kids are all independent...can do everything on their own, just not quite old enough to be left home by themselves.
And the homework (took 20 minutes btw), was the only thing that she had to actually do. She sat and did her own homework, and played with our dog.
Oh, and last little fact...I asked her how much and she said she had asked her friends at school what they get, and given how little she did $20 was plenty...and I said no, I wasn't paying her that little. She absolutely loved babysitting, wants to do it more regularly.
She was happy as, and stayed for an extra half an hour just to chat cause she was enjoying herself so much.
At 16 I would have hated to babysit...but we knew that she was hoping to get babysitting work...and it's her first job. I assure you she would have worked a lot harder if she'd been working at Macca's, and she doesn't need to pay tax on her $10 an hour.
If she has more responsibility, we'll pay her more. But for what she actually had to do yesterday, it was enough.
Thanks for all your lovely, thoughtful words though 😎
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