HOME

HOME
OUR HOME

tips

tips
BLOGGING TIPS

PREGNANCY

PREGNANCY
PREGNANCY

How Much Should You Pay A Babysitter?



Ever since Amelia was born I can count the amount of times Andy and myself have gone out together on our own on my left hand. We very rarely go out, and I actually can't remember the last time we did as it was sometime last year. We have never paid for a babysitter, and the only people who have ever watched her whilst we've gone out is my parents or Andy's brother who live close to us. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm just not comfortable having a stranger in our house whilst we're not there. Maybe when she is older, and in school then I wouldn't be so paranoid and would most probably only have some one who we know babysit her.

I recently came across this interesting infographic from Care.com showing the average babysitter rates across the UK. Babysitters in the UK usually make anything between £6.00 and up to £13.00 per hour which I think is pretty reasonable if you're wanting a child free night! I guess the babysitter's age and experience would be a factor to consider when deciding how much to pay especially if they are a friends daughter for example, rather than a qualified babysitter who has been doing it for years with first aid experience. I can also imagine that you would expect to pay more for a babysitter if you live in a big city rather than a small town or the country side. 

Below is the infographic from Care.com showing babysitter rates across the UK and you can also check out their babysitter pay rate calculator that will give you the going rate for sitters in your area.


Do you have a babysitter for your children? 

* This infographic was published in association with Care.com

You might also like:

5 comments

  1. I don't have a babysitter for my girls, if we do go out then we go out on the night Mia is in her Dad's and when Iwan's mam is able to have Elliw for the night.
    I have looked after my friends kids before. I used to have £5 a day from one friend , I had them for 3-4 hours every weekday. Another friend gave me £10 a day and I had him for 2 hours a day and took him to school with my daughter too two days a week.

    :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very helpful. Holly has a child minder which I guess is different from a babysitter but hers is £4 an hour!!
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would not have a clue how much to pay a babysitter! Great post, thanks! x

    ReplyDelete
  4. The Pale Blue One

    ReplyDelete
  5. We live in Sweden, and I just didn't have a clue!! A friends daughter has watched ours a couple of times... I too can count on one hand how many!! Anyway, we have two different rates going... If it's three hours or less we pay a bit more per hour (about 9 pounds). Four plus hours a bit less (about 7 pounds) ...We want it to be worth her while if we're only going to be out for a short time, but not break the bank if we're out for longer!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@ohsoamelia_blog) or email me. Kerry