What Should You Charge for in-Home Child Care?


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The rate for in-home child care depends on many circumstances. However, in 2014, parents have higher expectations and are willing to pay more for their child care sitter.

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The going rate for a child care sitter in South Carolina at $13.50 per hour. However, this rate is for a healthy child who does not have special needs. The actual rate depends on where the family lives, how many children there are to care for, the age of the sitter and any medical conditions or extra care the child may need. Parents should expect to pay more for students who have training in first aid , CPR or are familiar with medications, such as asthma treatments.

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