What can a babysitter ask per hour?

What hourly rate can I earn as a babysitter?


What does a babysitter or nanny earn, what is the salary?

The most frequently asked question from babysitters during the intake interviews is the following: "What can I ask as an hourly rate?" That's why ... A blog with a vlog about how you determine what you can ask per hour! Average hourly rates for a babysitter Roughly speaking, the distribution of the average salaries for babysitters and nannies is as follows in the list below


Babysitter age up to 18 years

Childcare rate with children awake: 6 to 8 euros per hour
Childcare rate with children sleeping: 4-5 euros per hour


Babysitter age 18-21 years

Childcare rate with children awake: 7-11 euros per hour
Childcare rate with children sleeping: 5-6 euros per hour


Babysitter age 21-25 years

Childcare rate with children awake: 9-12 euros per hour
Childcare rate with children sleeping: 7-8 euros per hour



Babysitter age 25+ years

Childcare rate with children awake: 10 to 14 euros per hour
Childcare rate with children sleeping: 8-9 euros per hour


Which factors determine what you can ask as a babysitter hourly rate?

  • Your age

  • Your education and experience

  • How many children you have to watch out for.

  • Whether the children are awake or asleep while being careful.

  • Where you live (Amsterdam is more expensive than Enschede)


Your age

If you are older, you can request a higher hourly rate. That sounds logical, but this is also required by law. You as a babysitter must receive a minimum minimum wage. This is described in the Home Services Regulation, which includes babysitting. Curious about the minimum wage for you? Do a quick google! Our website and app always take into account that you cannot work under a minimum wage.


Your education and experience as a babysitter

If you have done a course such as social work, pedagogy, sph, spw or pabo you can request a higher hourly rate. Parents are willing to pay more for someone with more knowledge and a good education. If you have an education that is related to children, you can often also work as a professional nanny / guest nanny and you can even ask for up to 17 euros per hour because the parents can get childcare allowance.