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amother




Brunette


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 5:40 pm
My married niece moved into my house for 2 days, to take care of my 5 little kids. Wana pay her $100 per day. Is it enough? She left to work till 3:30 and dropped off 12 mo at the babysitter.
What do you think?
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amother




Powderblue


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 5:50 pm
amother wrote:
My married niece moved into my house for 2 days, to take care of my 5 little kids. Wana pay her $100 per day. Is it enough? She left to work till 3:30 and dropped off 12 mo at the babysitter.
What do you think?


Does she know you plan on paying her?
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thunderstorm




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 5:52 pm
If she is doing it for money you need to ask her how much she charges.
If she planned on doing it as a favor than any gift is nice.
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amother




Brunette


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:07 pm
She did ask me what the deal is. Told her I’ll pay you about 200. Wonder if it’s a normal amount. Or too little. Because when I moved into my sister for a week she paid me 1000. And I cooked dinner. My niece had food ready.
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simba




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:11 pm
How many hours are day is she taking care of 5 kids for?
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amother




Brunette


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:14 pm
simba wrote:
How many hours are day is she taking care of 5 kids for?
in the morning from 7:30 till 9:30 and afternoon from 3:30 till 9:30.
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amother




Powderblue


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:16 pm
amother wrote:
She did ask me what the deal is. Told her I’ll pay you about 200. Wonder if it’s a normal amount. Or too little. Because when I moved into my sister for a week she paid me 1000. And I cooked dinner. My niece had food ready.


There is no normal. You said about 200. Give her 250 - that will make you look very nice. If your gut is telling your that 200 or 250 is the wrong number - give her more.

Market rate would be what - $15-$20 per hour for time reserved in her calendar for you? But for family - we charge less, no?
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happyone




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:22 pm
In my days we helped our aunts out and would be embarrassed to take a dollar.

I'd offer a gift.
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simba




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:26 pm
amother wrote:
in the morning from 7:30 till 9:30 and afternoon from 3:30 till 9:30.


That's $12.50 an hr to watch 5 kids. I would aim for closer to $15.
The best thing is to ask her how much she expects. Being upfront saves from awkwardness afterwards.
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amother




Lime


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:41 pm
If you can afford it, give generously. Five kids is work. More work than an office job.
If you're tight w money I'd say differently.
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thunderstorm




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 6:43 pm
amother wrote:
in the morning from 7:30 till 9:30 and afternoon from 3:30 till 9:30.

And she'll be there through the night too. No?
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amother




Cyan


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 7:22 pm
$100 a day is nothing for a couple moving in! If you send one child to an overnight babysitter it's $100. I would give least $500 for 2 days.
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amother




Orchid


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 8:42 pm
Where I live the going rate is $100 from 7pm to 7am and then $7-$10 for any additional hours
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notshanarishona




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 8:43 pm
That is not so much . As a not relative I would never take a job for so little but for a little doing a favor it's probably good enough.
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amother




Green


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 8:46 pm
My 15 year old earned $80 in a day of babysitting. She only charged $10/hour, and she for sure undercharged them.
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flowerpower




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 8:47 pm
I think $250 is nice. If you feel it’s not enough add a little gift to it.
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amother




Brunette


Post  Tue, Jul 10 2018, 9:17 pm
flowerpower wrote:
I think $250 is nice. If you feel it’s not enough add a little gift to it.
I will give her this amount.
Thank you everyone.
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