August 23, 2006,
B. asks from Brookfield, IL on August 23, 2006
How Much Do You Pay/charge for In-home Child Care?
I babysit 3 days a week all day, for one family with 2 children. I have been with this same family for 4 years. I want to make sure that my rate is reasonable. I provide meals, snacks, outings, crafts, and a lot of fun. I have three of my own. I'm looking for what you pay, or if you're in my shoes, charge per hour for this type of care.
A.S. answers from Chicago on August 23, 2006
As a sitter, you should be able to get this information for no charge from www.Sittercity.com. You might check it out, as it can give you more information than I can. In my neighborhood, River Forest, the rate is $12.00/hr., with the other aspects and perks of the job varying. If you are sitting for two kids, 3 full days per week, after 4 years, I would hope you are paid at least $12/hour with them giving you a W-2 at the end of the year. We would pay more than that.
1 mom found this helpful
R. answers from Chicago on August 23, 2006
I usually charge $7 - 8 per hour to take care of another child in my home or agree $50 a day which is the going rate in my neighborhood (Hyde Park/ Kenwood). Regular babysitters charge $10-12 to watch your child in your home.
Moms recommend the following deals from Mamapedia:
$ 15 - Personalized Gifts with All Your Favorite Characters, 50% Off
$ 13 - Personalized Storybooks, 48% Off
$ 5 - 8"x10" Canvas Photo Prints from CanvasPeople, 90% Off
$ 8 - Handcrafted, Personalized Photoblock Ornament, 69% Off
$ 14 - Santa Sent Me A Message: Elf with Personalized Letter from Santa, 53% Off
$ 15 - Swaag Store Six Foot Blackboard Wall Decal, 63% Off
$ 40 - Personalized Sterling Silver Monogram Necklace, 70% Off
$ 7 - 3-Month Subscription for Tablet Learning Apps from Agnitus, 67% Off
$ 39 - Online Lifetime Premium Subscription For Kids, 74% Off
$ 12 - Custom Photo Holiday Cards, 63% Off
D.M. answers from Chicago on August 23, 2006
$70 DAY, NEAR OAKPARK AREA
B.B. answers from Chicago on August 23, 2006
I am an at home daycare provider and ex teacher. I teach the 2 and older preschool but actully charge more for younger ones becasue of the demand. I am in Lombard and a licensed provider. I charge $45 a day for over one if it is full time week or $50 a day. Babies 6 months -1 are $55 a day and babies 0-6 months are $60 a day.
I pay our neighbor girls who are in HS now $6 a hour for one child.