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Childcare rates: how much to pay a babysitter?

by | Mar 22, 2021 | Babysitting, Parents

Because your children are the apple of your eye, you want the best for them. And the same goes for the choice of childcare. Daycare? No, you prefer to keep them in their environment. So, a baby sitter at home ? Yes, that's what you need! But then, how much is it likely to cost you all that? Don't panic, we tell you everything so that you can find the right childcare rate.

How to find your babysitter?

Word of mouth, local ads or even ads on specialized websites, there are several ways to find your rare pearl.

Find a babysitter via Kidlee

Kidlee offers qualified and trained babysitters near you at competitive rates. In addition to taking care of all the administrative procedures for free, Kidlee offers a no-charge search with no commitment. You will only have to pay for the hours of care provided by your Kidlee baby sitter.

To simulate the cost of your childcare with Kidlee and get a free quote according to your babysitting needs, just click HERE !

How to pay your babysitter? 

It is true that for this question, you have a wide range of answers. By check, cash, transfer, or ticket CESU (Universal Service Employment Cheque).

We take this opportunity to remind you that it is mandatory to declare your nanny. One more hassle that can be avoided if you go through an agency. It is important to know that the state does not joke with undeclared work. Therefore, for the safety of your nanny and your children, start the online procedure for the declaration of your babysitter here.

How to set the childcare rate? 

Childcare rates: how much does a babysitter cost?

We're not going to lie, finding the right rate for in-home childcare can be a real headache. It's kind of like playing the fair game, where you have to weigh several factors and make comparisons to arrive at a fair baby sitting rate. But once you find the right rate, you're ready to hire the perfect in-home nanny to take care of your little ones.

According to theURSSAF In order to be eligible for a babysitting contract, the base pay for your in-home babysitter must meet a minimum hourly wage. Fortunately, part of this amount is covered by your Caf/MSA in the framework of the CMG of the Paje. The good news is that this amount is paid directly to you by the Pajemploi national center. However, you must keep in mind that 15% of the remuneration will remain at your charge.

Since July 1, 2022The minimum gross hourly wage for a babysitter in France is 10.85€. This can vary according to different factors, such as the experience of the babysitter, the number of children to be looked after, the working hours and the tasks to be performed. It is therefore important to take these factors into account in order to obtain a fair and equitable baby sitting rate.

Several other factors can also influence the price of babysitting, such as geographic location, the qualifications and credentials of the in-home nanny, as well as the specific tasks she will be performing. To get the ideal babysitting rate for your budget and needs, don't hesitate to request quotes from different babysitters or childcare agencies. This will allow you to compare offers and find the nanny at home that best suits your needs.

Baby sitting rates by region 

You live in the Pas-De-Calais region? Lucky you! You have the cheapest hourly rate for childcare! The same cannot be said for those who live in Ile-de-France. Depending on the region, the hourly rate can be higher or lower. Remember to ask other parents how much they pay for childcare.

Childcare rates: age of the babysitter

The age of your nanny may allow you to make savings. Indeed, the childcare rate varies with age according to the National Collective Agreement for employees of private employers.

Between 14 and 16 years old: the baby sitter can be paid 80 % of the SMIC.

Between 17 and 18 years old: it can be paid 90 % of the SMIC. 

The number of children 

childcare rate: two children playing

More is more! In other words, the more children you have, the more the price of your childcare can increase. But not to the point of multiplying the minimum wage by the number of children!

But rest assured, with Kidlee, the number of children has no impact on your childcare rate. You only pay for the hours your babysitter spends with you and not a single euro more!

Age of the children 

The younger the child, the more attention he or she needs. Therefore, you will need an experienced nanny who is able to meet the child's needs. As a result, the price will be higher. The age of the children can also have an impact on the price of baby sitting.

Childcare rates: nanny experience

You will feel more comfortable leaving your child with a nanny who has been babysitting for several years. A luxury that may cost you more than you expect. Also, if your baby sitter has, for example, a diploma in childcare, you can expect a higher rate because the qualification of the baby sitter is paid for.

Hourly or fixed price childcare? 

Did you know that you have the option of paying your nanny by the hour or by the job? If your schedule is not fixed, it is better to set a rate for a nanny at home by the hour. On the other hand, if you know exactly when you need your baby sitter, it is wiser to opt for a fixed price. So, for example, to keep your children on the evening of the 31st, you will pay a fixed price that you will have previously agreed with her. After that, don't forget that some days like Valentine's Day or New Year's Eve are more expensive than others! 

Finally, don't forget that you can always save yourself all the research, administrative hassles, charges and financial calculations by using a solution that offers fair rates for parents as well as for babysitters. Sounds like a dream come true, doesn't it? Go to here.