How much would you charge a day to watch a child? During the day, from early morning until around five, or so. I am trying to get some kids to help out with the bills. I am not offering to pick kids up or take them to school. Simply take care of them while their parents work. If I provide food and offer very basic school lessons, how much should I charge? I know a lot of people cannot afford $10.00 an hour for a babysitter. I am not looking to make bunches of money but do wanna make enough to make the load worth it. It would also be a help to me so my son can have kids to play with. I was thinking about 10.00 a day, more if I provide food. Is that reasonable? The thing is, it seems like if you do not charge a lot, you never get calls. I had one lady that said I had the job and then she never bothered to call. She even came out to my house with her kids and said she really wanted to hire me, set up the days and everything. UGH. I turned other people down because of her.