If you are considering hiring your mother as babysitter for your child, you are about to step into the role as her employer. Consider the consequences.
“The median cost of care in a center in the five county area ranges from about 11,000 in Philadelphia to 13,000 in Montgomery County,”
The cost of day camp counts as an expense toward the child and dependent care credit. You can write off some unreimbursed expenses.
A very interesting Johns Hopkins study looked at grandparents watching grandchildren and found it actually reduces the incidence of injury by 50% or more.