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What hourly rate can I earn as a babysitter?

Datum: 14/09/2021
Auteur: Nanny Nina

Everything you need to know about hourly rates of babysitters

The most frequently asked question from babysitters during the intake interviews is the following: “What can I ask as an hourly rate?” That’s why … A blog with a vlog about how you determine what you can ask per hour! Average hourly rates for a babysitter Roughly speaking, the distribution of the average salaries for babysitters and nannies is as follows in the list below.

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Hourly rates depend on your age

Babysitter age up to 18 years

Childcare rate with children awake: 6 to 8 euros per hour
Childcare rate with children sleeping: 4-5 euros per hour

Babysitter age 18-21 years

Childcare rate with children awake: 7-11 euros per hour
Childcare rate with children sleeping: 5-6 euros per hour

Babysitter age 21-25 year

Childcare rate with children awake: 9-12 euros per hour
Childcare rate with children sleeping: 7-8 euros per hour

Babysitter age 25+ years

Childcare rate with children awake: 10 to 14 euros per hour
Childcare rate with children sleeping: 8-9 euros per hour

Which other factors determine what you can ask as a babysitter hourly rate?

  • Your age
  • Your education and experience
  • How many children you have to watch out for.
  • Whether the children are awake or asleep while being careful.
  • Where you live (Amsterdam is more expensive than Enschede)

Your age

If you are older, you can request a higher hourly rate. That sounds logical, but this is also required by law. You as a babysitter must receive a minimum minimum wage. This is described in the Home Services Regulation, which includes babysitting. Curious about the minimum wage for you? Do a quick google! Our website and app always take into account that you cannot work under a minimum wage.

Your education and experience as a babysitter

If you have done a course such as social work, pedagogy, sph, spw, or pabo you can request a higher hourly rate. Parents are willing to pay more for someone with more knowledge and a good education. If you have an education that is related to children, you can often also work as a professional nanny/guest nanny and you can even ask for up to 17 euros per hour because the parents can get childcare allowance.

Are you excited to be a babysitter? Register for free with us, we’d love to have you!