How much do babysitters charge?

When finding a babysitter, there are various factors that might affect how much sitter candidates charge. Though data shows the average hourly rate of a sitter ranges from £7-£12 per hour,  circumstances such as the age or number of children in your family can play a role.

As a general rule of thumb, the more experienced or popular a sitter is among parents the higher the rate they might charge. Babysitter rates also tend to increase around public holidays like New Year’s Eve and bank holiday weekends. 

Other factors that typically affect how much sitters charge include time of day, distance from your family location, and car requirements. It is not uncommon for sitters to add on petrol costs if handling pickups and drop offs with their own car. On Bubble, sitters can adjust their quoted rate based on your unique circumstances. 

Finding a babysitter on Bubble

Bubble makes it easy for you to compare between sitters and check their rates upfront. With the click of a button you can filter between applicants based on how much they charge, where they live, previous parent reviews and their average rating. Once you’ve narrowed down your list of sitter candidates, you can message them directly in the app and set up video interviews to make your final decision. 

Download the Bubble app for iOS or Android today, and join thousands of other parents finding the better way to do childcare.

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