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I pay between $200 and $250 for 4 days a week for two kids


@mm4731:

If your caregiver quits...call me....LOL




@Burnsway: WORD!




@Ambyr:

I'm just wondering Who the heck you people work for to be able to afford 1000 bucks a month in daycare...LOL My now 19 year old at age 18 was working for a couple that paid her 275-325 a week depending on the hours, to come in their home and care for their baby and that was WHILE THEY WORKED FROM THE HOME leaving for meetings only. Only clean up she had was after the baby....Thats some good cash for someone my teens age, but she went to NC for college, I almost asked her boss if I could have her job....LOL




@Burnsway: I did not come from money, that is for sure.. My dad has done well but I have had to work hard not only for every dime that I've earned but also for every lesson that I've learned. My dad wasn't around until I had my daughter (at a VERY YOUNG AGE) and my mom did the best that she could as a single mother.. At 14, I was taking care of myself.. Mom, was gone.. I working in the day,  paying bills and driving myself 20 miles across town at night, to go to school..  Didn't leave much time to hang out with friends or be a normal teenager.. Made me a damn good mother though!
And a hard worker..



Jun 6, 2012 - 09:12 am
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200 a week is pretty reasonable for two kids, 10 hours a day 4 days a week

Jun 6, 2012 - 09:17 am
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It is mm4731 it falls in the 25 a day category I posted. Just dont see how anyone can afford that without a really damn good job...LOL I can see swinging 1 kid at 100 but 200-250 a week would kill us...LOL

Jun 6, 2012 - 09:21 am
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@JJS...I was not being harsh just trying to find out everything that she was expecting her sitter to do . We have several college girls on our block & I thought I might pass the information on to them & see if they would  be interested. I was a working mom with 8 kids so I know where she is coming from . It's no fun having to make sure you find someone that will care for your child & watch them the way you would . Especially if you can not afford to pay the high wages most of the sitters expect to receive.
 
So don't be so ready to jump the gun & accuse me of being mean or tough....my heart goes out to all single & married moms that have to work , it's a hard row to hoe & will suck the life right out of you , but in the end it's all worth it.


Jun 6, 2012 - 10:00 am
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I think the average going rate for a decent sitter is $10-$15. 
 




@Littlegoo:

Unless it was an infant with special needs or something I would never charge that...Who the heck is gonna work if their whole check has to go on daycare. I understand full live in or full time personal nannys with house care included getting that but stay at home daycare of one child 400 bucks a week....No way I would ever ask anyone to pay me that. Now I do understand  that rate for Saturday night out a few hours, thats different, its not constant work and to make it worth someones time.

I been thinking about taking on 2-3 older kids to watch and I was thinking 25 a day under the table 30 if its claimed on taxes. I just cant imagine charging someone 80 plus a day for one kid....LOL




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I was only going by what we were quoted when we were interviewing college students when we were looking at having somebody come to our house to watch a 3 month old baby and 3 year old boy.  The lowest we found was $400/week, and one girl wanted close to $600 a week.  That was just for caring for the kids, we weren't even asking them to do any housework, or anything extra.  At the daycare center, we were paying $450 a week for both.  OUCH!  Since then, we have found somebody amazing (though Care.com) that does daycare out of her house, and aside from our 2 kids, she watches her own daughter, and then her nephew on a part time basis.  We really like her, and our kids are very happy there.   


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I wonder how long those college students stay without work asking that much...geeeeezzzzz

Jun 6, 2012 - 11:23 am
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I asked the college girls up the street if they would be interested in watching a 7 year old girl for 4 days for $100. ....They said not at $25. a day , they said it was "slave labor " LMAO ...just goes to show you most college kids want minium wage to do anything ...I believe that's $8.25 an hour now ? It's been along time since I had to know what it was .....sorry  but I did try to find someone for you .

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yea well they will change their tune when they have crying hungry babies of their own to feed!

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when i was teaching, i would babysit during holidays and summer breaks. i charged $12.50 an hour. that's what all the other girls at the school charged as well. then again...i was a teacher, so the parents knew the level of care and continued education their kids would be getting while i was there. i would make meals for the kids, or take them out somewhere, and clean up after myself and the children. other than that...nobody ever asked me to do chores in their home. guess i was lucky to be doing that before the economy took a dump.


Jun 6, 2012 - 01:15 pm
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when i was teaching, i would babysit during holidays and summer breaks. i charged $12.50 an hour. that's what all the other girls at the school charged as well.



@taramay:

I agree with higher rates for drop in or part time date nights, etc, also when you go to their home and its just their kids that the pay would be higher....its gotta be worth your time your dedicating to just that families child.



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yea sounds like most of these people who think 400 a week or 13 an hour is doable... came from rich homes.. and have never had to fend for themselves...  if i knew how to delete this post i would..
 
cause frankly some of your cold hearts really make me mad... ive worked for everything i have...
i was never handed ANYTHING in life.   

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exactly. i was using what little free time i had to watch their kids because i loved them and the extra money was helpful. i was a teacher after all! i also brought lots of activities with me for the kids. anything from color mixing lessons with the little ones by doing tie-dye shirts, to making a solar system mobile out of clay with the older ones. of course i covered these costs, but most of the time the parents would tip me really well for doing those things with their kids.

 

i loved it too. it was fun to see the kids away from the classroom and they loved having their teacher at their home!

 

@ambyr i hope you find someone awesome to watch your little one. have you tried asking parents of her friends from school??
 


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Ambyr doesn't need a sitter.. LOL
But thanks!
Ambyr needs a dog sitter sometimes.. 

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Ambyr doesn't need a sitter.. LOL

But thanks!

Ambyr needs a dog sitter sometimes.. 



@Ambyr:

 

LOL! that was my mistake. i'll go ahead and blame that on pregnancy brain.   and since you mention it…my sister is a pet sitter. www.ohhappypets.com 

 

@katherinebrownleedees  i'm sorry you feel that i was handed everything in life, that i came from a rich family, and that i've never had to fend for myself...all because i was able to make good money babysitting.

 

maybe some people are all those things...but i assure you, i am not! i've had a full time job since i was 15 years old. everything i have, i've worked for. i probably could have had things handed to me because my family worked very hard to provide for me and my sister...but i wasn't raised to sit with my hand out, regardless of what you may think. i've had my fair share of pb&j sammy dinners! i don't think anyone on here was implying anything about you because of the budget you have for childcare. clearly we don't see things in the same light though.

 

i truly hope you find the person you're looking for.



 


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yea sounds like most of these people who think 400 a week or 13 an hour is doable... came from rich homes.. and have never had to fend for themselves...  if i knew how to delete this post i would..
 
cause frankly some of your cold hearts really make me mad... ive worked for everything i have...
i was never handed ANYTHING in life.   


@Katherinebrownleedees:

I sent you a Private message and you didn't answer, I figured it was because I didn't live close to summerwood...where is summerwood? If I can help you please dont hesitate to call.



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