"Hey! So I was wondering how much you would pay a sitter to watch your two-year-old overnight?!
I will need her from 6 am Saturday morning until 4 pm Sunday. She usually charges $10 an hour but agreed we could do a flat rate since it’s 34 hours, and my daughter will be asleep from 8 pm - 6 am (hopefully lol).
So I’m just curious what amount you guys would think is fair for that amount of time?! Thanks!"
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“Personally I do $35 for overnight. But in your case with it being a whole day and night and most the next day. I would charge mine $50 for weekdays but $60 for the weekend. My rate is based on my area i live in a small town in Tennessee. I do $20 a day $100 a week for 8 hr shifts $120 a week for 10 hr shifts for 1 child each child after is an extra $10. I include all meals, etc.”
“Going off what you usually pay your sitter it’s a 14-hour workday and then an 8 hour workday with essentially her sleeping over in-between? So 24 hours is 240 and then an overnight rate of 40ish…a little extra to be nice…300 sounds fair!”
“I wouldn’t do this for under $300. Yea your babe is sleeping for 10 hours but that doesn’t make her any less cared for. 300 is under $9 an hour.”
“I say if her rate is usually 10 an hour that would be 340 bucks. I think 200 would be far if she is willing to do a flat rate.”
“$250-$300. She’s still watching your child at your house, even if she’s asleep. I would pay the $300.”
“This was a few years ago but…I babysat 3 kids overnight, 10mo, 3yo, and an 8yo. I was paid $350, but also they left their card for us to order food (and in case of emergency). They paid me $100 per kid, plus an extra $50.”
“When I did babysitting I did $20-$25 a day for 8 hrs and I provided all the food. I would t charge a lot for the overnight part because the kid will be sleeping. I’d say no more than $100 is what I would expect at the absolute most. Also is it at your house or the babysitter’s. Any qualifications like first aid or CPR?”
“If she normally charges $10 an hour, and your daughter will sleep for 10 hours, I would work it out to be $10 for the expected hours she will be awake and $3-$5 for the 10 hours she is asleep.”
“$200 based on the fact she typically gets $10 an hour. About 6 years ago I was watching a child 40 hours a week for $200 a week. So rates differ by demographics.”
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