Between pandemics, schools in dad and summer holidays, the figure of the babysitter for many families he was, or still is, a fundamental figure. But in addition to the practical aspect, on the economic side, the Italians how much are they really willing to spend?
The answer comes directly from the last poll Sitly, babysitter search platform, which reveals a trend not particularly altered by the health emergency, in line with market demands: for 37.1% of the Italians interviewed the figure per hour plus appropriate and of 8 euros, while only for 19.6% of 7 euros. For less than 10% of the interviewees, on the other hand, we also reach over 10 euros. All the more so if it is a babysitter native English speaker: there the figure is even higher. Then, according to the survey, there are no great variations between daytime service, after-school service or evening service.
Furthermore, always remaining on the subject pandemic, and comparing the before and after, the survey reveals that 14.5% of parents never stopped calling the babysitter, 18.9% resumed today as before the lockdown. Instead, only 10% have no longer called the nanny for fear of contagions, 6% cause loss of work and less financial availability.
Is on vacation? What trend prevails among Italian families? According to the Sitly survey, more than half of the respondents would not want a babysitter with them during the summer holidays: this is because the holidays are considered “a family affair”. Only for 22% the problem is the cost: an expense that is too expensive for the family budget. Finally, the last 8% do not need it, as they already receive help from their grandparents.
On the contrary, the remaining slice of families choose the babysitter on vacation to have more free time as a couple: 27.2% feel they need help in general to be able to enjoy the holiday, while 16.5% say they work even in the summer and therefore, without a babysitter, she would not know who to entrust her children to. Better then if there summer babysitter both the figure who regularly collaborates during the year. Otherwise, you can choose it on site: the hourly rate is always 8 euros per hour.