Ohio babysitting rates are all over the map. So, what is the going rate for a babysitter? I see this asked everyday in the local mom groups. There is always a wide range of answers. So, what is the right answer?
Ohio babysitting rates average around $13.80 per hour. You can expect to pay anywhere between $9.50 and $20. Of course, a lot depends on location, responsibilities, qualifications, ages, and the number of children.
For the most part, full time babysitters make about 15% more than the average. You can expect to pay a full time babysitter in Ohio around $15-$16. However, part time babysitters charge around $13.66, which is 1% below the average in Ohio.
Some other factors to consider are: first aid training, having a car, and driver’s license.
More children means more work. This is especially true when the age ranges vary. Therefore, for each additional child, you should plan on paying an extra $1 or $2 an hour.
The ages of the children can also impact Ohio babysitting rates. An infant requires a lot more care and attention. On average, babysitters caring for an infant receive an additional 4% higher than the average rate. You can expect to pay 2% more for a toddler, 1% more for preschoolers, and 1% more for grade-school children.
I hope this helps give you an idea of Ohio babysitting rates. However, if you still need help, Nanny Lane has some helpful tips for reducing babysitting costs.
In my experience as a mom, the best babysitters are older teenagers. I just suggest hiring a teenager you have gotten to know. We were very foturnate to have a neighbor next door who loved helping out with our kids. She was very responsible for a teenager.
Another great resource is your child’s school. One year my son had a long-terms substitute in his classoom. She had just graduated from college and loved my kids. I got to know her and ended up hiring her as a babysitter. She wasn’t yet married and had no children, so it worked out great for her!
If you are still struggling to find a babysitter, give Care.com a try.
Need help preparing your toddler for a new baby? Read some tips on my recent blog post: How to Prepare a Toddler for a New Baby