(Closed) Childcare Costs?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@skibobrown:

I hear ya. We have no close family nearby to watch the baby either. I’m seriously considering asking for 4 days in office and 1 day work at home. My husband has one day off during the week that way we can do a MWF day care routine. I just really really do not want to put our baby in daycare full time! We’ll have to see.

@bklynbridetobe:

That’s crazy cheap for NYC in general! Brooklyn or not! My co-worker here in small town upstate NY is paying ~$280+ per week.

Post # 33
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2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@bklynbridetobe:

Erm, any chance you feel like providing deets on where in BK this daycare is etc? That price is incredible!!!

Post # 34
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405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

If I had to put my son in day care then I wouldnt work. I wouldnt make enough to make me being at work worth it. right now i work 3-4 days a week. I work around Fiance schedule and my mom is a big plus. but just seeing the prices and even looking at the fact I would be away from my son for so long in the week I personally could not do it, espicelly if he was an infant. that would be too hard for me….

Post # 35
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2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@AshleyB:

You’re absolutely right. I’m struggling with this right now. Unfortunately I do make more than childcare costs. So if I quit my job we would not be able to financially survive, so I have to work. Thankfully my husband’s schedule allows him one day off a week. I’m hoping my work will allow me to work from home one day a week. That way we will only have to put baby in day care M,W,F. Unfortunately both sets of parents do not live nearby. 🙁

I’m So going to be bawling the first day I drop baby off at day care. :*(

Post # 36
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457 posts
Helper bee

I live in  North NJ, and the lowest I have found is $1800, and that was no meals. And also drop off is at 7 and pick up is at 5:30, anythning after you pay every 30 mins your late in picking up the baby. Darling Husband and I both work in the NYC with a 2 hour commute. It’s INSANE,  DH and I are in SHOCK and have no idea what we are going to do. I asked my boss if I could do PT and he still hasn’t given me an answer. 

Post # 37
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375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Um &*@#!!! Seriously WOW I had no idea! I mean I went to College for Child care and adult with disabilities and I worked in Childcare like 7-8 years ago. Man prices have gone UP! I worked at a pretty “nice” child care place that people fought to get into. It was expensive then but nothing near the prices you ladies are throwing out! GOOD GRIEF!!!! Umm wow….I feel really guilty. Darling Husband is military and I recently looked up the rates to have childcare through their program and I thought $590 (they go off total family income and with us both working and him fairly senior we are in one of the higher brackets to pay) a month was bad. Guess the prices really have gone up! Def not going to complain about that now! YIKES!!!!

Post # 38
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948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We started researching costs and immediately gave up deciding it wasn’t worth it for us. We found several cost levels, but none will work in a budget to make it worthwhile to go back to work full time. 

I’ve worked it out with my job so I can offer them 1 full day a week (thank goodness for my husband’s 4-10 hour shifts) and flexible time working from home the rest of the week on needed projects- I got very lucky.  I have been through 3 bosses in this pregnancy, and luckily all have been ok with it (and I still have 8 weeks to go until maternity leave starts at 36 weeks). 

I worked with a girl in Colorado who after daycare/afterschool care for her two kids made $7 per paycheck after taxes/benefits taken out.  She truly loved her job, but that still makes me sad. 

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wow. I’m not even close to TTC but this is insane! How much are the workers at the daycare making!? (Or the owners I suppose.) When I was in daycare, I went to a large daycare with tons of kids a few adults, and most of the adults were college students majoring in education. These costs are coming to $10-11 per hour for a child, and they have a lot more kids than adults… and as a college student I’m making minimum wage. It would be a lot cheaper just to find a trustworthy babysitter than send a kid to daycare, apparently.

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