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#1 PureBliss

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:31 AM

Hi there

Can someone please give me an indication of a fair hourly rate for babysitters these days?

I have one DD aged 2.5. The babysitter I have in mind is 21, an assistant at DDs creche, so qualified with first aid etc.

Is $20 an hour about right? I have asked her, but she seems a bit awkward about charging us, keeps saying she will do it for free. I don't feel right about that!

THANKS

#2 MrsRadiant

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

When I was an unqualified child carer I got $14p/h,
Once qualified, started on $18p/h and get a raise every now and then.
Within 12months working there I was getting $20 p/h.
Seems fair

#3 Fairey

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:42 AM

Man I feel ripped. When I was a wee las, the going rate was $2.50 an hour. Child labour I tell you.

Interesting to read this thread though to see what we're in for in years to come.

#4 tick

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

We pay $15 an hour for an unqualified 18 year old local girl.

#5 Citylovely

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

The carers at my DDs LDC charge between $20-25 an hour

#6 eachschoolholidays

Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

QUOTE (tick @ 31/01/2013, 08:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We pay $15 an hour for an unqualified 18 year old local girl.


This is us too.  We pay our nanny (with childcare qualifications and studying a childcare degree) $25



#7 Ehill

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

I have found that it is specific to location to a certain extent.

I have used babysitters in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and rural SA and the rates vary by at least $5 per hour.  Perth and Sydney were $20-$25 per hr.  Rural SA (for a young unqualified) $10-15.  Adelaide and Melb around $17-20.

#8 shopalot33

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

DD1 is 19 and babysits children aged from 2 to 10 at the moment, for various families.  She is paid $15 per hour.  I think that is a fair rate.

(in Sydney).

Edited by shopalot33, 31 January 2013 - 08:07 PM.





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