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the Cost of Baby Sitting

Price 
Location 
Time 
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Description
$ 10
Mar 2008
Jackson, MI
varies from 2 to 10 hours

1 child age 11

Casual childcare for 11 year old  more... close row
$ 30
Mar 2008
Westbrook, ME
5 hours

3 children

9 months, 5 years, and 8 years

Alternative to daycare and occasional weekend care  more... close row
$ 40
Feb 2008
Brighton, Michigan
6.5 hours

two boys, ages 5 and 8.

Trusted babysitter is fairly paid  more... close row
$ 100
May 2007
WIchita, KS
5-8 hours

One son, who was 18 months at the time we employed the teenager.

One week of daily babysitting  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
Phoenix, AZ
4 hours

Two children, boy age 6 and age 3.

15 Year old babysitter watchign two children  more... close row
$ 50
Mar 2008
athens,ohio
6pm-10pm

I have a daughter 8 and a son 9

High school student found in the newspaper  more... close row

Description of service

We had plans to go out on our anniversary so we were in bad need of a sitter.Since all family members were busy we needed to use the old newspaper to find one. Luckily we found a high school student who had placed an add in the paper. We have two children and she charged 5 dollars and hour for each child. Although to me that was a bit steep she did bring her own snacks and games for the kids. We were gone for 4 hrs and her fee was 40 dollars but threw in an extra 10 for doing such a great job.


Review of Service

My kids were thrilled with their sitter. She kept them busy and did plenty of activities. I liked the fact she even cleaned up any messes that they made. All dishes were done when I came in and she even took the time to take our puppy out to use the restroom. She followed there bed time and bath time schedule.


Tips

Always ask anyone watching your children for references,I can not stress this enough. We usually ask for at least 2 references. Its also a good idea to give them your kids' schedule so they don't get thrown off track. I suggest using a high school teenager because they can always use the money.I also find they have more of an imagination and are more than willing to play with your children. Also if they do a good job don't be afraid to give a little bonus.


$ 20
Apr 2008
Detroit, MI
4 hours

$4-$5 dollars an hour for 2 children.

Teenage girls babysitting two children  more... close row
$ 50
Feb 2008
Columbus, Oh
5-6 hours

Five kids aged 4 months, 2 years, 5 years, 9 years and 10 years.

Babysitting teaches teenagers the meaning of work  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2008
Minneapolis, MN
Four hours

2 Children. Ages 3 and 4.

Four hours of in-home baby-sitter for two young boys  more... close row
$ 50
Mar 2008
MN
2 1/2 hours

3 yr old and 2 yr old

Misled by babysitter about price  more... close row