Approximate hourly rate:
On your profile, you can indicate average hourly prices for a babysitting appointment. Childcare providers can do the same. However, this is not a fixed rate and you are always able to negotiate. Expected rates will change depending on factors mentioned below.
Consider your requirements:
If your child requires a lot of attention and care, you should expect to pay a higher rate than usual. Keep in mind that you will also have to pay your babysitter more for looking after multiple children as this will require more effort and energy on behalf of the babysitter. We advise you to sort out the payment details before the babysitter starts babysitting for the first time so that you are both aware of what can be expected.
Consider the age and experience of a sitter:
When arranging the hourly rate, you also need to consider the age of the babysitter. For instance, a 21 year old student would expect a higher rate than a 15 year old student would. Keep in mind that the minimum wage also varies between these ages. To determine an hourly rate for your babysitter, you can base the amount on the national minimum wage.
Childminders and Nannies:
A childminder or nanny can decide themselves how much they will charge you. These professionals must be paid at least minimum wage. Parents in some countries are eligible for a subsidy based on the maximum hourly rate.