Re: Going rate for babysitter???
That's a good question. I was wondering too. Mine are 5 years and 2 mos. There's a girl at church who is 11 and very good with kids, I was going to hire her for the summer to watch the kids (while I was home) while I clean, garden, cut grass, etc. In exchange I would pay for her summer church camp, which I think is a few hundred $.
As far as a babysitter, I would get 15-20$ for an evening as a 15 year old. That was 15 years ago though. But my current PT adult babysitter charges me 15$ per day and 25$ for 2 kids. I think I would still pay a kid 20$ for like a dinner and a movie 4-6 hours.