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Momof2Boys 01:54 PM 05-04-2010
So I have ANOTHER question..and guess what! It's about what to charge a potential family..

I had a lady call me about caring for her 20 month old daughter. She works at a hospital so her schedule is not consistent and neither is her husband's. She said she needs care Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:15am-6:30pm, and Thursdays and Fridays from about 8:30 or 9:00am-2:30pm. However, she doesn't always need all 4 days, and she may even occasionally only need one day. So, my question is: How would YOU charge for this?

For all four days, it's almost 40 hours a week. I have planned on charging $150 or $175 a week for 40-45 hours of care. I am not sure if I should charge this regardless of the hours she needs each week to "hold" her spot, or if I should charge by the hour, or what..

She is coming over on Saturday to set up an interview and meet my family. I am VERY excited about it

Thank you again for your time!