Things to Consider When Determining What to Pay Your Babysitter

What to pay your babysitter

A babysitter often has loads of responsibilities especially if it involves taking care of one child. You can only imagine if other chores related to the house or child are added.

When it comes to hiring a babysitter, Sitycare is the ideal place to look for a list of potential babysitters in accordance to your search. The list often contains their skills, experience, age as well as their rates per hour. It is now up to you to determine what you can pay or the rate that you can work with.

Keep in mind  that you are trusting someone else with your child, so pay accordingly. You can always determine your rate according to their experience as well as extra responsibilities tasked to them.

Here are a few more things to consider when determining how much you can pay your babysitter.

1.     Experience of a Potential Babysitter

  With experience often comes quality. Always consider a person’s experience and skill set when making these kinds of decisions. You can also read on some of the reviews left by other parents to determine if the requested pay rate is justified.

2.  Additional Responsibilities of the Babysitter

You should expect to pay more when the babysitter will be tasked with more responsibilities outside of childcare. Some of the additional responsibilities can range from household chores or laundry and transportation of the kids. If you are expecting a babysitter and housekeeper in one so the rate of pay should reflect that. Sitycare also offers housekeeping services but we recommend you look at people with housekeeping and babysitting skills and experience to save time and a bit of cash.

3. The Number of Kids and their Age

You should consider the number of kids you want to be taken care of as well as their age group. The higher the demand level of the child/children the higher the level of compensation.  Kids with special behavioral demands also requires a specialized skill set and the rate of compensation should always match the level of experience and demand. Make sure you opt for a babysitter with the required skill set and experience to take care of the needs of your children.

4. Location

Urban areas tend to charge more for babysitting compared to rural areas. But you can always double check. And always try to choose a babysitter within your locality. This makes it easier to do a background check offline by asking your neighbors or anyone who has used them or Sitycare services.

5. Special Occasions

You should also try and pay your sitter more, no matter their usual rates on special holidays like valentines. It is just a sign of appreciation but it can go a long way into building your bond with her/him.

Conclusion

Always compensate appropriately for the service being offered and give tips and show appreciation every chance you get. Kids are no joke and babysitters often require a certain skill set to handle them no matter the age group.

Log in to Sitycare and start hiring some of our babysitters now, they are competent and trustworthy.