Teen Babysitting rates

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orangeplum
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Teen Babysitting rates

Postby orangeplum » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:03 am

My 16 year old is looking to start babysitting. What is the going rate for someone to babysit roughly 3 or 4 hours on a Frid or Sat evening. Keeps getting asked for their rate.

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Re: Teen Babysitting rates

Postby orangeplum » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:56 am

Bump. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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Re: Teen Babysitting rates

Postby carofg » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:15 am

The National Minimum wage for an under 18 yr old is £4.35 so I would suggest £5 per hour plus a taxi home.
I'm assuming she won't have a fist aid certificate, a DBS nor public liability insurance, which is what a nanny would have to look after children day or night. As professionals, they can charge £10 to 15 per hour.
Once your daughter has some experience (and any qualifications) she may be able to charge a little more.
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Re: Teen Babysitting rates

Postby firsttimerSW11 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:57 am

I use various babysitters including teenagers, au pairs, nannies etc. I pay school aged teens £8 per hour and round up to the nearest hour. I pay university students, nannies and au pairs etc £10 per hour.
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Re: Teen Babysitting rates

Postby orangeplum » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:32 am

Thanks for your responses. Much appreciated. We were thinking £7. No taxi likely to be needed as planning on babysitting in roads close to ours.
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