Babysitters should be paid for every hour they’re working, including sleeping hours for overnight jobs. There are two ways parents can determine an overnight babysitting rate: 1. Pay the typical hourly rate or 2. Determine a flat rate that’s fair when broken down by the hour. Communicating with the sitter is advised to determine a fair payment schedule. Families who need sitters for full weekends should consider paying their usual pay rate or $1 more per hour, in addition to any money needed for activities. In either case, the age of the children, the number of children, the sitter’s experience, and the location should all be factored in when determining payment.