Question: Is 5 dollars an hour good for babysitting?

So give yourself a range to work with, like $16 to $19 per hour. Normally a range of $3 to $5 is enough to take any situation into account. There is lots of money to be made on special occasions, see our guide to NYE babysitting for more details. Also, see our suggested ways to earn more money while babysitting.

What is a good amount of money for babysitting?

UrbanSitters 2020 National Childcare Rate Survey found that, on average, parents pay babysitters $17.73 for one child, $20.30 for two children, and $21.49 for three children.

Can you pay a friend to look after your child?

Cons. Legally, you cant use a friend to regularly look after a child under eight years for more than two hours a day during normal working hours unless theyre a registered childminder. This is something to think about if you have a reciprocal childcare arrangement.

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