How much does one pay an evening babysitter. They won't be required to do very much as the children will already be asleep, they just need to sit. Any ideas on the going rate?
Anything from 10-15 euros per hour. If you need a recommendation and you're within driving distance of Mougins drop me an email.
in Bretagne we are paying 5 euros an hour
I think that this is one instance where you are most likely to get what you pay for!
I have had good experiences with an agency called Matelice http://www.matelice.fr/. I have used them on three occasions now and have had the same Assistante Maternelle each time. They charge a booking fee of 10 euros and then 6.5 euros per hour. All babysitters are experienced and vetted, which is reassuring. No problems with short notice bookings either.
What I meant by "getting what you pay for" is, speaking from an ex-sitters point of view, you want to keep your sitter happy. It is, in my opinion, one of the most important jobs out there. You're entrusting your children's well being with someone that you may or may not know very well. And in my experience, a good sitter is hard to find and therefore, when you do find one, you'll want to do your best to make them stay.
If you can get away with paying 7euros for a baby sitter fair play but think about it thats not even £5. 10 - 15 euros is a standard price stop being so tight.
Hmm turned into much more a discussion that I thought possible! A university student, in her early twenties, came round and watched TV whilst the children slept and we had dinner for a couple of hours in the restaurant round the corner. 10 euros an hour.
Thanks for all replies!
this is an old topic..but what u wrote was really important for me couse i am a baby sitter.i take usually 8-10€/h and i think is a good price for occasionaly babysitting.
one of u said "you are getting what you pay for" and having a nurse as a babysitter..well being a nurse is not makin u a good babysitter. is more about your feeling about kids.ofcourse a nurse will be more able to help your kid if something dengerous 'd happen..but...in all my babysitting experiences (4yrs) i have never had an urgent situation. i have been an aupair in germany in that moment i had arount 7kids to take care of. my mum is a nurse, i think i got this kind of personality from her,that i just LOVE kids n i love to help people (thats why i got some money problems in germany, couse after a while they just stop paying me :/)
anyway, now i have only one family with one cute kid (James 4yrs old) to take care of..n i feel really bad about it. its the first time when i have a big problem to find some more job. even if i take 8€/h in month with 1family it makes me earn ...150€. i dont if u can imagine how its like to live for 150€ a month.
im a polish student, i moved here just becouse my boyfriend (also student) is french n we couldnt stay in poland. i cant find a regular job couse i dont speak french (n i dont have a rigth to work without 'carte de sejour',and ill not get this card for now couse: i dont work here*, i dont study here, im not married to french man).
so trust me being a babysitter is not only about extra job for some people is only one way to get money for a life here which is very expensive.maybe in Bretagne where prices are not that big (high) its ok to pay 5€/h but please dont make girls workin for less than 8€-10€ per hour here in french riviera.
im really sorry for my mistakes but i hope ull understand my post :/
We use declared French staff (cheque emploi system) - so insurance is paid and all above board. They are very happy to be paid 8.5 euros per hour.
My sitter charges a €5 'deplacement' fee and then it is €5 an hour - I am quite happy with that and think it is fair - I think €10 an hour to sit and watch television is quite a lot - especially on a French salary! My sitter is sweet, responsible and totally happy to entertain my daughter if she has not already been put to bed.
Student babysitters are 5 - 6 € per hour.I don't see why a babysitter needs to be qualified. If I ask my child "How was it?" and she is enthusiastic about it, then that's fine by me.
quote:I don't see why a babysitter needs to be qualified.
Perhaps 'qualified' is not the right word, but I would want to know that anyone with whom I left my child was 'qualified' by having previous experience of childminding, preferably with children of her own, and if that implies that I feel women make better carers for children, that is intentional. Of course it does'nt mean I wouldn't leave a child with a male carer.
I would also want to know that she has common sense and the means to cope with any problems that might reasonably be expected to arise, such as falling over, minor injuries, choking, vomiting, electric shock, burns, and so on. None of these should happen, but they can and I don't think that being prepared for them is being paranoid or over protective.
I wouldn't expect a qualified nurse by any means, but someone with basic medical knowledge of children and what can go wrong with them.
Our children are perhaps the most precious things in our lives. At least, mine is and I am not ashamed to say so openly.
Nightly rate is 10-15 Euro per hour and , if you are paying 10 Euro definitely after midnight increase by 2 Euro
Especially if there is a long distance to drive home really late at night
If you want to keep a babysitter .....and keep one happy, rather pay a little more as you pay for what you get
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