This is a really good question and one I have struggled to find an answer to myself. I take my 20 month old son to home daycare on various days of the week, usually between 1-3 days a week. Because I'm not always gone the typical 8-9 hour day, the provider and I agreed on $5/hr. This usually includes snacks and lunch. From what I have heard though, this is on the cheaper end of things. We were taking him to another sitter who did not babysit anyone else. We started off paying her $5/hr (no meals) and she asked for $7/hr after a year, so we decided to switch.