Post # 1
Hi bees! So I a girl I know from work has agreed to babysitt for NYE. She is a college student and I thought it was a log shot asking her but she totallysaid she would love to. I tried to ask her how much she wanted and she kept saying whatever I wanted to give her was fine.Here are the details:
– I will be getting her a room where she will watch the kids from 5:30-1:30 am at the latest
-there are four kids, ages 5-7, two of the kids won’t be in the room until around 10
-it’s new years eve
-she is more then welcome to stay the night because the room will be rented but she can go home if she wants because all the kids will be picked up after the reception.
i have no idea what’s fair!
Post # 3
Im thinking $150.. 4 kids, possible overnight, NYE.. 7 hours.
Post # 4
Why not ring an agency and ask them what their rates are for NYE and go from there?
Post # 5
I would offer at least $100.00 if not even $ 200.00. That is only $50.00 per child, but that is just me.
Post # 6
Its been years since I babysat, but at the time I got about $10.00-$15.00 an hour for 3-4 kids. With it being a holiday I’d try for at least $100-$150 for the night, and maybe mention to the moms that are using her that you’ve taken care of the “bill” but she might appreciate an extra tip?
Post # 7
At least 150 to 200. IT is a holiday
Post # 8
A minimum of $200 – but honestly, you really should go closer to $250. I’m sure she would love to be with family or friends on this night, but instead she’s generously accepted to babysit for you. She definitely deserves a decent amount of money for her time.
Post # 9
8 hours…I would say around $200. It is a holiday (and for a college student a lot of the time they’re missing their own party)….plus 4 kids total….she will be working.
Babysitters in my small town will charge $50/day/child for 8 hours. I understand 2 of the kids won’t be there until later, but it is still a holiday so I would keep in mind that fact.
Just my 2 cents. 🙂
Post # 10
$200 is what I would pay for that amount of children on a holiday.
Post # 11
i dont think that the cost of the room should come into it, if thats what you were implying, because she really doesnt need the room, you do. (sorry if its totally off track and ive just read into it)
Also being nye she probably has her own party like others have said. I would not go anything lower than $150, but honestly it is worth a lot more. Probably around $250. If all the kids are from dif parents they could chip in too?
Good luck. Your really lucky to have a friend do this on that night. 🙂 hope you have a great time at the wedding 🙂
Post # 12
I think $200.
She’s a college student missing out on all of the fun. and that’s super sweet of her to do it.
Post # 13
Ya, I think $250 is good, that’s what I will offer, thanks guys!
Post # 15
I would probably give $200, I would’ve found that reasonable when I was in college. I definitely wouldn’t give less than $150…I used to get $100-150 when I was 12ish and it was a single family (besides, that was more than a decade ago).
Post # 16
250… or pay her in beer if she’s not 21! hahaha