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What to charge!? 10hr day, 5 days. Babysitting. PLEASE HELP!

What to charge!? 10hr day, 5 days. Babysitting. PLEASE HELP!           reply
07/07/2014 02:21 - Tipperary Childminders
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Hey everyone!

I babysit an almost 2yo every so often on a Friday/Saturday. I get €8.50 per hour when I mind him.


His parents currently put him in with a minder Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm, who charges €20, per child, daily.
She also cares for 4 other children, so is getting €100 per day, which is €500 a week.


They have asked me to mind him while she goes on a holiday, but I don´t know what to charge for the 50 hour week.


I will also be driving 27km a day to get there and home again, 135km for the week. Rounds off to be 84miles.


I just don´t know what I should ask for, that would be fair for both me and them.

I have seen a lot of people saying €5 per child, per hour, and give a discount because it is for 5 days.


What should I ask for?


I was thinking €20 to cover the petrol costs?



Thank you all!!




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