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    With this impending strike coming up ive been asked to take my before and after school care 5 year old all day if needed. I charge 30 dollars a day for her full time 3 year old sister. If this happens, do i charge the same rate for the 5 year old? I love taking care of the 5 year old and am looking forward to it. Do i give the parents a break because its an unexpected cost right around christmas? Or because shes 5 do I charge less? Anyone know?

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    I would charge the same. You include food, that's cheap.
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    You charge what YOU feel comforatable with. I do not think anyone else really can tell you. I think it depends on your dynamic with the family and what you feel covers your costs and deserved earnings.

    When I had siblings I charged 1/2 price for the second only because I knew some of my families simply could not afford $60 plus a day and I did not need the extra. What made the difference of some spending money for me made the difference of food for them type thing.
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    You charge what YOU feel comforatable with. I do not think anyone else really can tell you. I think it depends on your dynamic with the family and what you feel covers your costs and deserved earnings.

    When I had siblings I charged 1/2 price for the second only because I knew some of my families simply could not afford $60 plus a day and I did not need the extra. What made the difference of some spending money for me made the difference of food for them type thing.
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    I give my siblings(i do home child care) a break.

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    i pay $35 for DD2 and when DD1 goes (she's 6 - for PD days), i pay $60. A bit of a break, but i would pay $35 each if needed. I understand this is her business.

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    as a parent I would expect to pay the same. In all reality you would really be doing me a favour so I wouldnt even blink my eye to pay your full price

    ETA: I use to do homecare and I didnt give sibling discounts. they don't use less amount of anything or require less work so I just didnt think that was fair to me
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    I agree that you have to do what you are comfortable with. I do charge $5 less for school aged kids. Although they eat as much food or a little more and use the same crafts and such, I find the older kids are less work so I don't mind giving the parents a bit of a break.





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    I have one child in school every other day and one full time. I pay $30/day per child when they are at the sitters and $10 each for afterschool when they are there. So if it is a school day for both kids I will be paying my sitter $60 and my afterschool $20 - it is neither my afterschool providers or my babysitters fault the teachers are on strike and they will get paid what they should. Sucks for me though

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