Hi everyone, just a quick one you guys might be able to advise me on. I may be minding someone's child for two days a week soon when the lady returns to work part-time. It would be 9 - 5 both days so 16 hours altogether. I have a child myself too and the extra cash would definitely come in handy for me. Money hasn't been discussed yet though and I'm unsure of what is the going rate for this these days? My mother says I should expect 150 euros for two days but everyone else I've talked to seems to think this is excessive and that I'll never get that much (she isn't going out to work to hand all her wages straight over to me I guess!). My mam used to mind a child 18 hours a week and got paid that much so that's why she's using that as a benchmark but maybe that particular couple were just very good employers!
I don't want to overstep the mark but I do want to make as much as I can for my own sake too coz taking on someone else's small baby is a big responsibility. (She's not family or a friend so at least it's not awkward that way.)
What are your experiences, either of childminding or paying a childminder? What number should I realistically and fairly be looking for?