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.
With the cooler weather upon us, here is a collection of easy winter inspired cut, sew, knit crafts that you can do with the kids. There are glove monsters, no-sew scarfs, and sock snowmen. Winter is a great time to get crafting.
Fidgets and other sensory hand held toys are a great way to encourage attention and concentration. We all love to rock on a chair and click our pens or chew gum to stay alert and attentive, so why not let children have functional and socially acceptable fidgets too, to help them learn and keep them focused on learning.