Hello!

9 Answers

We want to ask a teenage neighbour to babysit for us, but not sure how much to pay. What are your suggestions?


Posted anonymously, 13th December 2015


Want more real mum questions sent to you?


You'll need to check this email to complete your signup.

Topics

Ask your question
  • I’ve never had my kids babysat for, but when I was a teenager, my friend and I got paid $10 an hour. That was 15 odd years ago though.


  • My teenage daughter used to get paid $25 for an evening’s babysitting.


  • yeah i would think about $10 is ok.


  • Interesting suggestions – might have to rethink what we pay – I think we were/are overpaying.


  • If you’re looking at a teenage neighbour id say $10 per hr is enough.


  • Check out babysitting sites for fees.


  • I agree if its a teenager $10 to 12$ a hour is enough if they havent any qualifications, as it cash in hand they would be happy for some pocket money. But you might have to agree on a minium payment., eg if you have asked for 5 hours but end up back at home after four etc…


  • We pay our teenage babysitter $10 per hour and generally round it up (so if we have been gone just over 4 hours I will give her $50). I think $10 is quite cheap; I have friends who pay anywhere from $10-$20 per hour.


  • Depending on the age of your child , I would check with your neighbour if they have any experience in looking after kids . If your kids are older and it is just simply babysitting while you go to a movie , I think he/she will be happy with some pocket money . Usually qualified babysitters who are also nanny that look after the home have qualifications and they are not cheap. Hope it works out for you .


Post you answer
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

What is your answer to that question?
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account


Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your answer and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating
Join