Hi everyone! I thought I would send this question out to everyone as I'm not sure what to do.... I am an elementary teacher who has been on childcare leave with my three little ones. My cousin recently had her first and will be taking this year off. She returns to work in September as a school psychologist and her little one will be 10 months. Since I'll still be home, she has asked me to watch the baby which I have agreed to do. My question, I'm not sure how much to charge. She has asked me to come up with a figure and I'm a little lost. I did have my oldest daughter in daycare for awhile when I went back to work but this was about 7 years ago. At the time I was paying 250 a week for full time care. I will be watching my cousins baby 5 days from between 8 to about 3:30. Being that she is my cousin I don't want to charge a crazy price, but being that I am a licensed teacher and have three kids of my own I do want to get a decent price. My SIL has said that I should charge at least 200 a week (which works out to 40 a day), does this sound about right to you? I did check with other facilities to see what their rates are here in our area and the daycares now charge 275 a week and the at home family cares are charging 60 a day with no meals included which I would be providing the meals. What does everyone think?