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  1. #1
    Angie
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    I was thinking about keeping kids part time. If a mom needs (wants) to

    go shopping for a couple of hours or get her hair done or go to the

    beach kid-less. Anyway. How much should I charge? I have know idea.

    Can some of you guys help me. I need a price by the hour, half day and

    whole day.



    TIA

    Angela








  2. #2
    armstrca
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    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="268545712-23052007">Different areas charge differently. Find out what the going rate is for your area.
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="268545712-23052007">Prob $3 or $5 an hour, $10 for 1/2 and$18 a day - for older kids (5 and up).
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="268545712-23052007">
    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="268545712-23052007">My daycare charges $50 a week for after school care, $5 extra for the whole day ($75 in the summer). Then any excursions are extra. Will you feed the kids? The moms need to supply food & diapers for the kids using baby food or formula. Limit the # you can have if you have any infants. They are very time consuming and will need more care then older kids will. Also make certain parts of your house taboo. Like kids allowed only in den/living area and in back yard. And put away any toys you don't want them to play with. Also, make toys inaccessible for all kids with small parts - the big & little will be together and the little will choke on the small parts.... lots of stuff to go with watching other people's kids.







    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Angie
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    I was thinking about keeping kids part time. How much should I charge? I need a price by the hour, half day and whole day.
    TIA
    Angela



  3. #3
    herberkids3
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    You need to take a first aid course, and get certified to perform CPR

    on infants, and children (two different techniques needed). You also

    will want to be certified by the state if you are planning to run it as

    a day care.



    If you are just looking to babysit during the day for 1 or 2 kids, you

    won't need to be certified.



    Infants cost more, because they require more one on one time. In big

    cities, it's not unusual to be looking at around $150 and up per week

    for an infant, full time (9-10 hours).



    Toddlers are slightly cheaper, with school age, potty trained children

    being the cheapest.



    If you plan to supply food, make sure none of the children have any

    allergies. If they do, you either need to keep all the food seperate,

    or require that the allergic child provide their own food.



    If you plan to run a daycare, the prices per hour would be higher, but

    you would charge by half day and full day incriments, not by the hour.

    You could give a slight discount for a full week over what it would

    cost per day if the child attended 5 days- for example, if you want to

    charge $15 a day for a full day, that's $75 for a week, so maybe if

    they are a week-long child, charge $70 or $65 for the week.



    If you have more than 1 child per family, consider doing a family

    discount- first child full price, each additional child $5-10 off per

    week, or $1-2 off per day.



    Hours should start at 7 or 7:30 to allow parents the time to drop off

    kids, and get to work on time. Pick up should be 5:30-6 to allow

    parents time to arrive after work.



    You would need medical release forms signed to allow you to get

    treatment for a child if an accident does happen, as well as insurance

    information, emergency numbers, etc.





    If you just want to do a drop in center, you might consider starting a

    child care co-op. Basically, if you have children, then parents swap

    baby sitting. If you baby sit for 2 kids for 2 hours, then you have 4

    hours of time where another parent baby sits for you (1 kid for 4

    hours, 2 kids for 2 hours, 4 kids for 1 hour- etc).



    You would need a network of parents, and you would want to have

    meetings set up once a week or once a month to make sure everything is

    going smoothly, though.



    If you are just looking to watch kids occasionally, post signs at

    laundry mats, grocery stores, etc, advertising part time "mom's help".

    List that you are not a regular full time sitter, but would love to

    baby sit for a few hours at a time here and there.



    For that, I'd charge $3.00 an hour per kid, or maybe $5/hour if it's 2

    kids, $7/hr if it's 3 kids, etc. Or a flat fee- $20 for 3 hours of

    child care.



    If you plan to provide meals, or clean their house while they are gone,

    list it as an option for extra money.







    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Angie" <angela032600@...> wrote:

    >

    > I was thinking about keeping kids part time. If a mom needs (wants)

    to

    > go shopping for a couple of hours or get her hair done or go to the

    > beach kid-less. Anyway. How much should I charge? I have know idea.

    > Can some of you guys help me. I need a price by the hour, half day

    and

    > whole day.

    >

    > TIA

    > Angela

    >










  4. #4
    Herlean
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    If you are going to be dealing with working parents, trust me, they will appreciate if you are open the hours they need to drop off and pick up their kids, including commute time. My son goes to a center that is open 6:30 - 6:30 daily. I commute into a city with awful traffic delays on a daily basis. If I had him enrolled in one of those places that closes at 6, I would get charged some outlandish fees every day. Everyone around here knows the traffic and how terrible it gets. I get off at one time, can't cut out early and need to have a reasonable allowance for picking him up. No problems. Another thing, if parents need to drop off their kids, then get to a bus or train or subway, allow for that schedule. If they need to drop the kids off with you at 6:30 a.m., so they can make a 7:00 a.m. train, learn the schedule of the train. They are not in complete control of
    the situation. Just some tips! Herlean

    herberkids3 <herberkids3@yahoo.com> wrote: You need to take a first aid course, and get certified to perform CPR
    on infants, and children (two different techniques needed). You also
    will want to be certified by the state if you are planning to run it as
    a day care.

    If you are just looking to babysit during the day for 1 or 2 kids, you
    won't need to be certified.

    Infants cost more, because they require more one on one time. In big
    cities, it's not unusual to be looking at around $150 and up per week
    for an infant, full time (9-10 hours).

    Toddlers are slightly cheaper, with school age, potty trained children
    being the cheapest.

    If you plan to supply food, make sure none of the
    children have any
    allergies. If they do, you either need to keep all the food seperate,
    or require that the allergic child provide their own food.

    If you plan to run a daycare, the prices per hour would be higher, but
    you would charge by half day and full day incriments, not by the hour.
    You could give a slight discount for a full week over what it would
    cost per day if the child attended 5 days- for example, if you want to
    charge $15 a day for a full day, that's $75 for a week, so maybe if
    they are a week-long child, charge $70 or $65 for the week.

    If you have more than 1 child per family, consider doing a family
    discount- first child full price, each additional child $5-10 off per
    week, or $1-2 off per day.

    Hours should start at 7 or 7:30 to allow parents the time to drop off
    kids, and get to work on time. Pick up should be 5:30-6 to allow
    parents time to arrive after work.

    You would need medical
    release forms signed to allow you to get
    treatment for a child if an accident does happen, as well as insurance
    information, emergency numbers, etc.


    If you just want to do a drop in center, you might consider starting a
    child care co-op. Basically, if you have children, then parents swap
    baby sitting. If you baby sit for 2 kids for 2 hours, then you have 4
    hours of time where another parent baby sits for you (1 kid for 4
    hours, 2 kids for 2 hours, 4 kids for 1 hour- etc).

    You would need a network of parents, and you would want to have
    meetings set up once a week or once a month to make sure everything is
    going smoothly, though.

    If you are just looking to watch kids occasionally, post signs at
    laundry mats, grocery stores, etc, advertising part time "mom's help".
    List that you are not a regular full time sitter, but would love to
    baby sit for a few hours at a time here and there.

    For that, I'd
    charge $3.00 an hour per kid, or maybe $5/hour if it's 2
    kids, $7/hr if it's 3 kids, etc. Or a flat fee- $20 for 3 hours of
    child care.

    If you plan to provide meals, or clean their house while they are gone,
    list it as an option for extra money.



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Angie" <ANGELA032600>wrote:
    >
    > I was thinking about keeping kids part time. If a mom needs (wants)
    to
    > go shopping for a couple of hours or get her hair done or go to the
    > beach kid-less. Anyway. How much should I charge? I have know idea.
    > Can some of you guys help me. I need a price by the hour, half day
    and
    > whole day.
    >
    > TIA
    > Angela
    >




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  5. #5
    cmomgonuts@aol.com
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    and talk to the parents about their commute - most of mine commute
    into San Francisco a good 1-2 hour drive - but one accident and
    it can be 3 hours for the parents.. I prefer to open earlier 5:30am
    but enforce the 6pm pick-up due to my kids activities.. so I only
    will accept kids that I know won't be past 6pm.. but will do the early
    drop-off which they seem to like better - I'm also a softie - I don't
    charge late fees if they are late.. which all my daycare parents
    call if there's an accident. Carolyn
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    If you are going to be dealing with working parents, trust me, they will appreciate if you are open the hours they need to drop off and pick up their kids, including commute time.

    My son goes to a center that is open 6:30 - 6:30 daily. I commute into a city with awful traffic delays on a daily basis. If I had him enrolled in one of those places that closes at 6, I would get charged some outlandish fees every day. Everyone around here knows the traffic and how terrible it gets. I get off at one time, can't cut out early and need to have a reasonable allowance for picking him up. No problems.

    Another thing, if parents need to drop off their kids, then get to a bus or train or subway, allow for that schedule. If they need to drop the kids off with you at 6:30 a.m., so they can make a 7:00 a.m. train, learn the schedule of the train. They are not in complete control of the situation.

    Just some tips!

    Herlean




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  6. #6
    Suzanne Fesmire Gibbons
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    > I charge 2.00 an hour per child for part time, and >

    75.00 a week per child for full time.



    Wow! I guess location has everything to do with it. I

    live in a suburb of Boston, and the going rate for

    part-time childcare is $7/hour. Twenty-five years ago,

    when I was babysitting, I used to get $2/hour.



    Suzanne



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    donnalawn@verizon.net>
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    that is so true. I live in southern NJ, just outside of Philadelphia. Teenagers

    get anywhere from $5 to $10/hour for babysitting. More after midnight! If you

    are putting a child in a weekly program, it'll run up to several hundred per

    week. Some get lucky and find it for much less. The physical therapist at where

    I work only pays $75/week for her infant daughter, full time!! In a wonderful

    home setting with a retired teacher who is supposedly wonderful. She REALLY

    lucked out, there's a long waiting list.



    Donna NJ





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    From: Suzanne Fesmire Gibbons <pseuzanne@yahoo.com>

    Date: 2007/05/24 Thu AM 11:43:56 CDT

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    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: Child Care





    > I charge 2.00 an hour per child for part time, and >

    75.00 a week per child for full time.



    Wow! I guess location has everything to do with it. I

    live in a suburb of Boston, and the going rate for

    part-time childcare is $7/hour. Twenty-five years ago,

    when I was babysitting, I used to get $2/hour.



    Suzanne



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  8. #8
    La-Taja Lovicks
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    I need to know what is a reasonable price to pay for child care for a newborn. I need child care for 3

    hours a day 4 days a week. This is my first child and I dont want to be cheated or cheat someone else.

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