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the Hourly Price of Baby Sitters

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$ 6
Mar 2008
Tarpon Springs, FL
4, 6 and 8 years
Hourly rate for baby sitting for three kids  more... close row
$ 10
Mar 2008
Willow Grove, PA
4 hours
CPR certified babysitter  more... close row
$ 12
Jan 2008
Fairmont, WV
3 to 6 hours
Sitter who comes to our home as needed  more... close row
$ 5
Apr 2008
La Crescent, MN
2 boys, ages 7 and 9
15 year old babysitter helps with homework and housework  more... close row
$ 10
Apr 2008
Ashland, KY
Three children, ages six months, five years and nine years.
Friend of the family babysitting for three children  more... close row
$ 15
Jan 2008
Lincolnton, NC
1 child age 9
Mature experienced CPR certified babysitter  more... close row
$ 10
Apr 2008
Birmingham, AL
One young boy aged 5.
Neighbor's daughter babysits and is fun to play with  more... close row
$ 15
Apr 2008
Portland, Or.
2 kids between 5,9
Hourly rate for care of two children  more... close row
$ 3
Mar 2008
Mesa, AZ
1 Child - age 1
Good babysitters are hard to find  more... close row

Description of service

Good babysitters are hard to find but when you live in a lower cost of living area - it is much easier to find them at a lower price. We pick them up from their house and they come and watch our child in our own home. I make a list of all the important details such as when my daughter needs to go to bed and what she should eat for dinner. The babysitter makes sure that my daughter is fed and happy, plays with her, reads her stories, and then puts her to bed for the evening. She is free to help herself to any food in our house and make herself completely comfortable. We only ask that the tv stay off until our daughter is in bed.

Review of Service

I have been very happy with the service that we have received. It takes a while for my daughter to warm up to strangers so we had our sitter come over many times when we were home so she didn't associate her with us leaving her. We always managed to come home to a cleaner house than we left which was wonderful even though we didn't ask for that to be done. She always gives us a full report of what happened both good and bad. We have recommended her services to other friends and she has been well received and we will use her again and again.


I think the best thing is to ask around to your friends and find out who they use and why. It's important to find someone who is a good fit with your family and tempermant. And I felt it was really helpful to have the sitter become familiar with my child and vice versa ahead of time. I found that the cost of babysitters in my area is really low but I try to be more than generous with her pay so she is willing to come back help us again.

$ 5
Apr 2008
Ephraim, Utah
2 children, 5 and 3.
Hourly rate for teenage babysitter for two children  more... close row
$ 4
Jan 2010
Fargo ND
4 and 6
Drop in Childcare for two boys. It was $2.25 for  more... close row
$ 25
Mar 2008
southgate mi
6 hours
Care for Five Month old Daughter  more... close row