I pay my sitter $8.00 an hour and she is 17. I told her I would pay her a $1.00 more per hour if she became CPR/First Aid Certified.
I have a 2 1/2 year old little girl but she is SOOOOO easy. She does her own thing and will come to the sitter when she wants to play. All our sitter had to do was feed her the meal I had ready and change her diaper. If my daughter asked for a baba then to give her one.
The sitter told me that it was so easy caring for my little one and said she loved watching her. So I figured $8.00 was fair.