Average cost of in-home babysitter in Berkeley?


My family is new to the area. We live in Central Berkeley and have a 2.5 year old and one more on the way. I'm looking to work 3 days a week starting in August when our kids will be 3 years old and 4 months. I received an offer for a part-time position, but I'm wondering what the average cost of childcare is so I can look at how the salary offer will fit with our needs. 

I would like to have a sitter in our home with both kids or join a nanny-share for the three days I'll be working. 

What is the average cost of an hourly babysitter/nanny for 2 kids vs. a nanny-share rate?

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The costs will be pretty comparable. BPN does a nanny salary survey every few years--last I checked it was around $12/child for a nannyshare, and the same or slightly less ($20-$24/hour) for your own nanny/sitter for two children. In your position I might consider finding a neighborhood nannyshare for the baby and enrolling the older child in preschool three days a week, though--that might ultimately be less expensive and would also build some friendships for your older child given that you're new to the area.