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Uni Student, 2 hours work

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#1 Phoenix Blue

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

I'm looking at getting a uni student to mind my DD for a couple of hours once or twice a week in the morning.

Just wondering what the going rate is these days?

All they'd have to do is put DD to bed, and then be there while she sleeps.

I was thinking $15 ph - but no idea if this is too little or too much!



#2 SkeptiHandsOnMum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

I think that sounds fair, with a minimum of 2 hours pay regardless.

#3 Snot stew

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

We pay ours $15 an hour, also a uni student, although we have 3 kids.

#4 SkeptiHandsOnMum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

True, I pay a uni student $15/hour for 2  ... but I figure there is an element of "appearance money" where the number of children is irrelevant, particularly the older the children.

#5 Phoenix Blue

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

Thanks for replies.  I'll go with $15 for the moment. I least it seems I'm not being too cheap!

#6 eachschoolholidays

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

I pay $15 an hour for our 16 year old neighbour

ETA: That is at night.  We pay our nanny $25 during the day.

Edited by nlman, 13 February 2013 - 08:29 PM.

#7 Born Three

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

$20 in Sydney

#8 minidiamond

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

How old is your DD ? I'm assuming young-ish.  Agree with PP, reckon it's $20 - is the uni student a cc student ?  If so, I think they'd be entitled to ask a little more.

Edited by minidiamond, 13 February 2013 - 08:17 PM.

#9 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

After reading the other threads, I thought this was asking what the going rate is to HAVE a Uni student babysat. ph34r.gif

#10 TillyTake2

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

There is no way I'd have done that while I was at uni for that pay. If it was just at night when she is basically doing what she otherwise would be (ie study or tv etc) then ok, but during the day she could/would "normally" be working if not at uni so I'd expect to be paid accordingly.

#11 SkeptiHandsOnMum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:27 PM

Actually, I thought about it, and revise the 2 hours minimum - I pay her $50 regardless of how long she was here, to an absolute minimum of $15/hr.

Edited by skepticaemia, 13 February 2013 - 08:28 PM.

#12 maryanneK

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

I think $15 is fair. whats minimum wage now? $16 an hour? I used to love babysitting like that at uni when the kids were mostly asleep anyway. When I started babysitting in high school it was $5 an hour! guess I'm showing my age... rolleyes.gif

#13 jessie123

Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:47 PM

I think $15 is ok its probably easy money for the right person.

Also considering they are unlikely to declare and pay tax.

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