Can a babysitter charge to watch a 17 year old? My stepmom has 3 children which her babysitter watches but she send me to the library to spend my entire day. She claims its because the lady will charge extra to "watch" me (but she never actually asked).
I'm nearly a legal adult. Could the childrens babysitter really charge for that?
Yes. Depends. A sitter or any should be told how many children their looking after at the start, if their not, that can raise all sorts of issues, so even if you don't interact with her much, she might charge you. On the other hand, if you're old enough to take care of yourself, and 'use' any of what the sitter provides, wether cooking, supervision, Etc. then no, you shouldn't be charged.
This is a good question. The answer to this, hypothetically, is that if the person wanting care (your step-mom in this case) specifies that she only needs two children to be babysat while you aren't included, the babysitter should not charge you for it. Only if you have been specifically mentioned in the job position as another child to be taken care of.
A 17 year old is already a gown up. He does not need to be watched and as such there will not be any charge for him. You will only pay for the three children.
Clearly you're able to care for yourself, so as long as the babysitter is not responsible for you and it is specified that she is not responsible for you, then no... *You could always offer to babysit your step-siblings as well. I used to watch my two step nephews when I was 9 and began babysitting for families around my neighborhood the week I turned 12. I'm surprised your stepmom wouldn't take advantage of having a 17 year old. :-)
That depends on the sitter's policy, and if they need to provide direct care for you.
Simple answer is yes. You are still a minor and they may have the mentality that they, as an adult, are responsible for any minor in the home while they are there and, therefore, may charge your mom. However, with a good babysitter, your mom should be able to negotiate an agreement that the sitter is not providing care for you and, therefore, can't charge for you. You can always talk to your mom and the sitter together to see if there is an agreement that could be reached.
NO! If you are completely self sufficient the BBsitter is out of line wanting to charge more bc you live there too! Smells very fishy to me, Step mom making this up?
No , not for me
No she cannot
I would assume so, but I assure you that is stunningly impreffesional and insecure. My advice, you should confront your stepmom about the previous actions and maybe she can help.
No because the attention and care giving to those children will not be much better shared on you
I guess they could... Perhaps your step-mom really just wants you to do your homework without being disturbed by your younger siblings?? I'm kinda wondering also why you don't watch your siblings though?? At age 17 I was watching mine.. Hugs and Good Luck and as always, COMMUNICATION is KEY.. Just have a conversation with your parents.. Hugs, Nanny Sherri
give me a break, very silly that baby sitter .I have a 17 yrs boy,they very independent.
I wouldn't charge for a 17 year old, however you would technically be under her supervision even though you are 17 so it's entirely outrageous for her to not have you be in the house while the caregiver is there.
Short answer: Yes. Because legally the nanny is responsible for your safety. Legality aside, perhaps you can approach the conversation offering the idea of you behind in charge of yourself while the babysitter is there and what you are allowed to and not allowed to do when the sitter is in charge (i.e. having friends over, going out of the home, etc). I have nannied several large families, including those with teenagers while I am in charge of their younger siblings. A gentle reminder that I am to leave the older teens to take care of themselves helped a lot to relieve the added responsibility of "watching" another kid. Hope this helps you.
they shouldnt , as you are old enough to care for yourself...
i don't think so.
yes I charge for all dependants under the household
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