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Babysitter rates getting more expensive for families

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ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

It's no secret childcare is expensive.

Now, it's costing more for mom and dad to take the night off.

The average hourly rate for a babysitter climbed to nearly $16.50 for one child. 

That’s a spike from last year’s national average of $15.20.

A babysitter for a family of two children will cost an average of almost $19 dollars an hour.

For three children, that will set parents back more than $20 dollars an hour.

To find out the going rates for babysitters in your area, click here.

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