What should I charge for babysitting 2 kids?

My uncle has asked me to watch his 4 year old and his 9 year old for 6 days in a row. I will need to stay over at his house for 5 days, and while there, I will need to look after the 2 kids and his dog, as well as cook, clean, and occasionally watch the neighbor's child, too. The kids are sometimes a handful, but they are used to me, so I am not so worried. Also, he will be returning, but he is gone 10 hours a day. Since he is a relative, I don't want to rip off my uncle, but I also don't want to sell myself short. What should I charge?


Usually, an hour of babysitting is around $6-$10. Since it's 2 kids,pets, and cleaning in all for you, you should charge around $12 an hour or more like $16. It's a lot of work, you should deserve your pay.


well as its two children i would say around £10-12 an hr


My sister had personal experience with babysitting the neighbors' kids. Even though they arn't relatives, they are still part of the campbell family...Anyway, here are some possiblilities:

- Charge your babysitting per day, i.e. 8 dollars a day.

- If he asks you how much he should pay you, ask him back. Since he's your uncle, I'm sure he'll reward you with a fair amount.

- If possible, talk with him about your dilema. Then you can both negotiate a fair profit that's ok with him as well as you.

I hope this helps. Good luck. :)