I have found that it is specific to location to a certain extent.
I have used babysitters in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and rural SA and the rates vary by at least $5 per hour. Perth and Sydney were $20-$25 per hr. Rural SA (for a young unqualified) $10-15. Adelaide and Melb around $17-20.
Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful reader is of paramount importance in improving a child's life chances. Nor is it surprising that reading creates a virtuous circle: the more you read the better you become. But what may come as a surprise is that reading to dogs is gaining popularity as a way of addressing concerns about children's reading.