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Old 05-05-2013, 07:38 AM   #1
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A neighbor recently asked me if I would watch her son for a short time this summer, he's 10. It would be 8-6 aprox for a few weeks. She said she would feed him breakfast and pack a lunch. This would actually help me also, besides the extra $$, ds loves the boy, so he would be occupied ! What is a fair charge? Flat rate, as this is between neighbors ;-)

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$100-$150/week if its full time. 8-6 is a long day. 5 days a week?


ETA that would be my "friend" rate
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If you're only feeding him snacks and it will be "helpful" to you, $75-100 a week. I will be paying $35/day for my 8yo for 7-3, including snacks and lunch.

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$35 a day or $4 an hr for a friend
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Thanks! I was thinking $100 a week, but dh said differently. Glad to know I'm in the ballpark!
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:12 AM   #6
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$35 a day or $4 an hr for a friend
This is what I charge for a 7 month old and a 4 year old for 10hrs.She only made $9hr but now makes $11 and its only 8hrs.Still $35 day
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I'm charging $35/day for less hours and providing food for a 9yr old this summer, 3 days a week. It's my son's best friend and his Nana usually watches him but he's getting bored with her and since I do daycare she asked me. It would be like 8:30-9am when his Nana brings him and to 3:30pm when his mom gets him. This is my friend/older kid discounted rate. Normally I would charge $45 for a full day.
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I think it depends where you live...I lived in the rural midwest and $100-$150/wk is reasonable here!
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Here cheapest I've seen is 65/week but usually it's around 80/week that with food I live in rural miss.
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Here cheapest I've seen is 65/week but usually it's around 80/week that with food I live in rural miss.
wow, I'm moving to where you live!!! Here $100/wk is CHEAP
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