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Hi my teenage daughter wants to take up babysitting to earn a bit of spending money. We live in Yorkshire, she has no qualifications in the subject (except younger siblings) it would only be for my fr… Read More
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2m, 1w agoPosted 2 months, 1 week ago
Hi my teenage daughter wants to take up babysitting to earn a bit of spending money. We live in Yorkshire, she has no qualifications in the subject (except younger siblings) it would only be for my friends children. How much do babysitters charge nowadays? Thanks in advance
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2m, 1w agoPosted 2 months, 1 week ago
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we give our neighbour £20 for the evening . from about 7 till 11.
she is 16 and seems happy with that

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#1
we give our neighbour £20 for the evening . from about 7 till 11.
she is 16 and seems happy with that
#2
Brilliant, that's kind of what I was thinking. Thank you for the reply:-)
#3
Guidance http://www.minimum-wage.co.uk From april 2017 is £4.05 under 18 - Apprentice £3.50 (shocking! no wonder no-one wants to be one when 55p more at Macca Dees serving chips than some workie grinding your gears for less!)
banned#4
srp111
we give our neighbour £20 for the evening . from about 7 till 11.
she is 16 and seems happy with that

Agreed £5 per hour would be right.

After midnight £7.50 per hour

Under 18s
#5
Surely it's not really payment. Babysitting is free, and the parents then may or may not give a 'gift'. Especially if it's your friends she's sitting for?
#6
BagABargain78
Surely it's not really payment. Babysitting is free, and the parents then may or may not give a 'gift'. Especially if it's your friends she's sitting for?
Baby sitting someone elses brat's for free, I don't think so. oO
#7
seaniboy
Guidance http://www.minimum-wage.co.uk From april 2017 is £4.05 under 18 - Apprentice £3.50 (shocking! no wonder no-one wants to be one when 55p more at Macca Dees serving chips than some workie grinding your gears for less!)


When your an apprentice the company is paying for your training also. Plus once qualified you will easily be on more than unskilled employees
#8
I used to get £2 a week for delivering papers of which I did 2 rounds Inc Sunday morning. And baby sitting was a £1.50 a night. I'm not even 50 years old so I guess that's still a while ago. How things moved on. I'll watch sky sports for £20 a night every night :)
#9
123batman321
seaniboy
Guidance http://www.minimum-wage.co.uk From april 2017 is £4.05 under 18 - Apprentice £3.50 (shocking! no wonder no-one wants to be one when 55p more at Macca Dees serving chips than some workie grinding your gears for less!)
When your an apprentice the company is paying for your training also. Plus once qualified you will easily be on more than unskilled employees

Apprenticeships are government funded to varying degrees depending on the apprentice's age. At 16-18 an apprentice's qualification is currently fully funded by the government, although this is due to change this year.


Edited By: RossD89 on Feb 13, 2017 08:33
#10
Yes but your on site training ie having another member of staff buddy up etc and also apprentices cant really do too much to begin with. Its worth it in the end when your on a decent wage just tough to start with
#11
seaniboy
Guidance http://www.minimum-wage.co.uk From april 2017 is £4.05 under 18 - Apprentice £3.50 (shocking! no wonder no-one wants to be one when 55p more at Macca Dees serving chips than some workie grinding your gears for less!)
Depends if you want a job or a career. Short termism isn't a good move on the career front, yes there is opportunity at McDonalds but not for everybody.
#12
well what ever they offer and ur daughter thinks it's fair enough. not like she is fully qualified or anything others may pay more or less to there friends depending on how much money or generous they are to their friends.
#13
BagABargain78
Surely it's not really payment. Babysitting is free, and the parents then may or may not give a 'gift'. Especially if it's your friends she's sitting for?

I agree
#14
ipswich78
seaniboy
Guidance http://www.minimum-wage.co.uk From april 2017 is £4.05 under 18 - Apprentice £3.50 (shocking! no wonder no-one wants to be one when 55p more at Macca Dees serving chips than some workie grinding your gears for less!)
Depends if you want a job or a career. Short termism isn't a good move on the career front, yes there is opportunity at McDonalds but not for everybody.
Short termism is the governments move, how can you leave home & earn £3.50ph or £4.05 - that is pushing both workers into a benefits system of financial support of some kind.

Sooner than later age related pay will be challenged as discriminatory - and so it should, if you can join our armed services and pay 'adult' council and income tax then why should a adult rate of pay not apply.

And thus less young will need benefit top up/housing & council tax benefit support.
#15
seaniboy
ipswich78
seaniboy
Guidance http://www.minimum-wage.co.uk From april 2017 is £4.05 under 18 - Apprentice £3.50 (shocking! no wonder no-one wants to be one when 55p more at Macca Dees serving chips than some workie grinding your gears for less!)
Depends if you want a job or a career. Short termism isn't a good move on the career front, yes there is opportunity at McDonalds but not for everybody.
Short termism is the governments move, how can you leave home & earn £3.50ph or £4.05 - that is pushing both workers into a benefits system of financial support of some kind.
Sooner than later age related pay will be challenged as discriminatory - and so it should, if you can join our armed services and pay 'adult' council and income tax then why should a adult rate of pay not apply.
And thus less young will need benefit top up/housing & council tax benefit support.

Apprenticeships are generally aimed at school leavers i.e. 18+ very few people leave home straight after leaving school.

If you decide to go onto College / University you'll end up with a debt BUT you have invested that debt in your future where statistically you'll earn more than the average. It's no different to staying at home and taking a lower paid apprenticeship - you'll have a lot less, if any debt but experience and skills in a potential career.

Why do people always blame the government? Please suggest a better alternative. As it stands apprenticeships allow companies to take on lower paid staff on the basis that they will train and invest. Otherwise how will they ever get a chance? I have recruited people and you're always looking for the best person based on your budget. I have in the past taken on an apprentice as I needed some more help in the team but we didn't have the budget for an experienced person. We were only able to take them on as the cost was low and there was subsidies to be had.
#16
ipswich78
seaniboy
ipswich78
seaniboy
Guidance http://www.minimum-wage.co.uk From april 2017 is £4.05 under 18 - Apprentice £3.50 (shocking! no wonder no-one wants to be one when 55p more at Macca Dees serving chips than some workie grinding your gears for less!)
Depends if you want a job or a career. Short termism isn't a good move on the career front, yes there is opportunity at McDonalds but not for everybody.
Short termism is the governments move, how can you leave home & earn £3.50ph or £4.05 - that is pushing both workers into a benefits system of financial support of some kind.
Sooner than later age related pay will be challenged as discriminatory - and so it should, if you can join our armed services and pay 'adult' council and income tax then why should a adult rate of pay not apply.
And thus less young will need benefit top up/housing & council tax benefit support.
Apprenticeships are generally aimed at school leavers i.e. 18+ very few people leave home straight after leaving school.
If you decide to go onto College / University you'll end up with a debt BUT you have invested that debt in your future where statistically you'll earn more than the average. It's no different to staying at home and taking a lower paid apprenticeship - you'll have a lot less, if any debt but experience and skills in a potential career.
Why do people always blame the government? Please suggest a better alternative. As it stands apprenticeships allow companies to take on lower paid staff on the basis that they will train and invest. Otherwise how will they ever get a chance? I have recruited people and you're always looking for the best person based on your budget. I have in the past taken on an apprentice as I needed some more help in the team but we didn't have the budget for an experienced person. We were only able to take them on as the cost was low and there was subsidies to be had.
You are thinking as a adult with a fully developed brain, at 16-25 you think with money & take the best income, esp if you have like many left home and renting.

I blame the governments of decades because rent & Housing Benefit has always entrapped poverty. All local authority housing in the age of computing technology should be a national housing agency with a flat £100 a month into a personal housing fund via PAYE for maintaining a property or improvements. Universal Credit administration should be through HMRC, those in work over the tax free allowance then pay ontop minimum wage x 1 hour in future development fund, x 1 in staff costs & have to give a hour of their time to the new national social 'landlord'.

The amount of cash saved from no DWP, local authorityHB/CTB finance administration, Housing staff & the public future funding would ensure a uber highest quality of National excess of housing stock - which if you give out Child Tax Credits you need.

You move house & the personal maintaining fund with HMRC goes with you to decorate/renovate/repair. Also can be asked to move to a more suitable property in the 'immediate' area (where friendship/support of others may exist) than over occupation, matching locals up.

If you take tax from the people you should as a minimum ensure they are housed in good properties & not fighting for repairs/renovation of sub standard, neither should it be entrapping them in poverty, esp when training or studying is no longer free but a minimum of a short term to possible longer term poverty entrapment in itself.
#17
wayners
I used to get £2 a week for delivering papers of which I did 2 rounds Inc Sunday morning. And baby sitting was a £1.50 a night. I'm not even 50 years old so I guess that's still a while ago. How things moved on. I'll watch sky sports for £20 a night every night :)
I think I got a fiver to a tenner plus loads of munch an pop bought for me an played super Mario on the SNES oh the days.
#18
seaniboy
ipswich78
seaniboy
ipswich78
seaniboy
Guidance http://www.minimum-wage.co.uk From april 2017 is £4.05 under 18 - Apprentice £3.50 (shocking! no wonder no-one wants to be one when 55p more at Macca Dees serving chips than some workie grinding your gears for less!)
Depends if you want a job or a career. Short termism isn't a good move on the career front, yes there is opportunity at McDonalds but not for everybody.
Short termism is the governments move, how can you leave home & earn £3.50ph or £4.05 - that is pushing both workers into a benefits system of financial support of some kind.
Sooner than later age related pay will be challenged as discriminatory - and so it should, if you can join our armed services and pay 'adult' council and income tax then why should a adult rate of pay not apply.
And thus less young will need benefit top up/housing & council tax benefit support.
Apprenticeships are generally aimed at school leavers i.e. 18+ very few people leave home straight after leaving school.
If you decide to go onto College / University you'll end up with a debt BUT you have invested that debt in your future where statistically you'll earn more than the average. It's no different to staying at home and taking a lower paid apprenticeship - you'll have a lot less, if any debt but experience and skills in a potential career.
Why do people always blame the government? Please suggest a better alternative. As it stands apprenticeships allow companies to take on lower paid staff on the basis that they will train and invest. Otherwise how will they ever get a chance? I have recruited people and you're always looking for the best person based on your budget. I have in the past taken on an apprentice as I needed some more help in the team but we didn't have the budget for an experienced person. We were only able to take them on as the cost was low and there was subsidies to be had.
You are thinking as a adult with a fully developed brain, at 16-25 you think with money & take the best income, esp if you have like many left home and renting.
I blame the governments of decades because rent & Housing Benefit has always entrapped poverty. All local authority housing in the age of computing technology should be a national housing agency with a flat £100 a month into a personal housing fund via PAYE for maintaining a property or improvements. Universal Credit administration should be through HMRC, those in work over the tax free allowance then pay ontop minimum wage x 1 hour in future development fund, x 1 in staff costs & have to give a hour of their time to the new national social 'landlord'.
The amount of cash saved from no DWP, local authorityHB/CTB finance administration, Housing staff & the public future funding would ensure a uber highest quality of National excess of housing stock - which if you give out Child Tax Credits you need.
You move house & the personal maintaining fund with HMRC goes with you to decorate/renovate/repair. Also can be asked to move to a more suitable property in the 'immediate' area (where friendship/support of others may exist) than over occupation, matching locals up.
If you take tax from the people you should as a minimum ensure they are housed in good properties & not fighting for repairs/renovation of sub standard, neither should it be entrapping them in poverty, esp when training or studying is no longer free but a minimum of a short term to possible longer term poverty entrapment in itself.
That's an extremely detailed response. I'll tackle the first sentence to being with...

You're correct. However, we have to ensure that 'youngsters' get the best possible advice. That's where it all begins. Where do they want to be in 5 years time, 10 years time. etc. I did actually take my own advice. I was earning a lot less that some of my friends for many years after leaving school (I was given some poor advice about university and didn't go but that's another story), however overtime I caught up, then overtook them by quite a margin. Where as they are only earning commensurately more than they were ten years ago and apart from overtime etc. and pay increases will never earn a huge amount more.
#19
ipswich78
seaniboy
ipswich78
seaniboy
ipswich78
seaniboy
Guidance http://www.minimum-wage.co.uk From april 2017 is £4.05 under 18 - Apprentice £3.50 (shocking! no wonder no-one wants to be one when 55p more at Macca Dees serving chips than some workie grinding your gears for less!)
Depends if you want a job or a career. Short termism isn't a good move on the career front, yes there is opportunity at McDonalds but not for everybody.
Short termism is the governments move, how can you leave home & earn £3.50ph or £4.05 - that is pushing both workers into a benefits system of financial support of some kind.
Sooner than later age related pay will be challenged as discriminatory - and so it should, if you can join our armed services and pay 'adult' council and income tax then why should a adult rate of pay not apply.
And thus less young will need benefit top up/housing & council tax benefit support.
Apprenticeships are generally aimed at school leavers i.e. 18+ very few people leave home straight after leaving school.
If you decide to go onto College / University you'll end up with a debt BUT you have invested that debt in your future where statistically you'll earn more than the average. It's no different to staying at home and taking a lower paid apprenticeship - you'll have a lot less, if any debt but experience and skills in a potential career.
Why do people always blame the government? Please suggest a better alternative. As it stands apprenticeships allow companies to take on lower paid staff on the basis that they will train and invest. Otherwise how will they ever get a chance? I have recruited people and you're always looking for the best person based on your budget. I have in the past taken on an apprentice as I needed some more help in the team but we didn't have the budget for an experienced person. We were only able to take them on as the cost was low and there was subsidies to be had.
You are thinking as a adult with a fully developed brain, at 16-25 you think with money & take the best income, esp if you have like many left home and renting.
I blame the governments of decades because rent & Housing Benefit has always entrapped poverty. All local authority housing in the age of computing technology should be a national housing agency with a flat £100 a month into a personal housing fund via PAYE for maintaining a property or improvements. Universal Credit administration should be through HMRC, those in work over the tax free allowance then pay ontop minimum wage x 1 hour in future development fund, x 1 in staff costs & have to give a hour of their time to the new national social 'landlord'.
The amount of cash saved from no DWP, local authorityHB/CTB finance administration, Housing staff & the public future funding would ensure a uber highest quality of National excess of housing stock - which if you give out Child Tax Credits you need.
You move house & the personal maintaining fund with HMRC goes with you to decorate/renovate/repair. Also can be asked to move to a more suitable property in the 'immediate' area (where friendship/support of others may exist) than over occupation, matching locals up.
If you take tax from the people you should as a minimum ensure they are housed in good properties & not fighting for repairs/renovation of sub standard, neither should it be entrapping them in poverty, esp when training or studying is no longer free but a minimum of a short term to possible longer term poverty entrapment in itself.
That's an extremely detailed response. I'll tackle the first sentence to being with...
You're correct. However, we have to ensure that 'youngsters' get the best possible advice. That's where it all begins. Where do they want to be in 5 years time, 10 years time. etc. I did actually take my own advice. I was earning a lot less that some of my friends for many years after leaving school (I was given some poor advice about university and didn't go but that's another story), however overtime I caught up, then overtook them by quite a margin. Where as they are only earning commensurately more than they were ten years ago and apart from overtime etc. and pay increases will never earn a huge amount more.
I'm from a extended middle class upbringing of a raft of ex servicemen who worked their butt off to buy houses in the best area.

College let alone University was never mentioned to me at home or state school. I went out to work like yourself & mostly done 60-70 hour weeks with no minimum wage to earn £1000 a month. But I seen many who are entrapped by government who could not and Child Tax Credits made that worse, there were also a lot of others who were not suitable for further education and will remain entrapped in poorly exploited paid jobs and further exploited to poverty by housing benefit where you cannot work your way out of poverty.


The British have not abolished slavery - just owning one. Then you after slavery have to pay council tax and excessive rent to the local authority furthering the dispair, sex is free great entertainment and you may get CTC if you manage to have a child. In every stage the modern 'welfare' state is about entrapment and thus control.

Crime pays a upper middle class of superiors (lol) expensive houses, most 'lower class' are just trying to break free of the commercial and/or government entrapment.

Not one government body is actually fit for this century because they are still acting in principles set from post WW2 with minor tweaks.

It shameful, they have even managed to get Brits to blame immigrants for all Labour and Tories failures to adapt and implement.
#20
andybriggs03
wayners
I used to get £2 a week for delivering papers of which I did 2 rounds Inc Sunday morning. And baby sitting was a £1.50 a night. I'm not even 50 years old so I guess that's still a while ago. How things moved on. I'll watch sky sports for £20 a night every night :)
I think I got a fiver to a tenner plus loads of munch an pop bought for me an played super Mario on the SNES oh the days.


Paper rounds can pay well these days. My 14 year old boy delivers 40 newspapers after school and the same on a Saturday and earns himself around £75 a week!

I couldn't believe it when he first took the round on and thought he was pulling my leg!

He started off with 52 customers however due to the average age being around70 odds he has started losing the odd couple here and there.

Edited By: takethatfan1978 on Feb 13, 2017 16:48
#21
takethatfan1978
andybriggs03
wayners
I used to get £2 a week for delivering papers of which I did 2 rounds Inc Sunday morning. And baby sitting was a £1.50 a night. I'm not even 50 years old so I guess that's still a while ago. How things moved on. I'll watch sky sports for £20 a night every night :)
I think I got a fiver to a tenner plus loads of munch an pop bought for me an played super Mario on the SNES oh the days.
Paper rounds can pay well these days. My 14 year old boy delivers 40 newspapers after school and the same on a Saturday and earns himself around £75 a week!
I couldn't believe it when he first took the round on and thought he was pulling my leg!
He started off with 52 customers however due to the average age being around70 odds he has started losing the odd couple here and there.

Yeh I was born in 79 mad what you could buy in 1990 with a tenner lol
#22
takethatfan1978
andybriggs03
wayners
I used to get £2 a week for delivering papers of which I did 2 rounds Inc Sunday morning. And baby sitting was a £1.50 a night. I'm not even 50 years old so I guess that's still a while ago. How things moved on. I'll watch sky sports for £20 a night every night :)
I think I got a fiver to a tenner plus loads of munch an pop bought for me an played super Mario on the SNES oh the days.
Paper rounds can pay well these days. My 14 year old boy delivers 40 newspapers after school and the same on a Saturday and earns himself around £75 a week!
I couldn't believe it when he first took the round on and thought he was pulling my leg!
He started off with 52 customers however due to the average age being around70 odds he has started losing the odd couple here and there.
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Wow, I used to do 2 rounds and deliver the weekly paper, and delivered about 300 a week, I got £8 ish per week, that was only about 15 years ago so massive inflation!

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