Over the last 6 years of having children. When we had a closer to full time nanny, we paid her $12 an hour. We provided food, gas money, fairly regular bonuses. Babysitters who came to our home, who were mostly watching our kids around their class schedule, we paid them $10 an hour. Our current date night sitter is about $11 an hour. Our Mother’s Day out rate is $22 a day (8:30-2:45). Day cares/preschools day that operate 6am-6pm are about $35 a day. We live in middle Tennessee, a “micropolitan area” where the cost of living is fairly low. Hope that’s helpful.