(Closed) Cost of childcare

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

For full time childcare (up to 50 hours per week), when we had a newborn, it would have cost $120 per week for a private church daycare/school. We live in Alabama.  Now that he is 2 1/2 we pay $81 per week (about $16 a day) for the same daycare. What we pay is on the higher end, though.

ETA: We used a private nanny when our son was infant because he was premature and that cost us $10 an hour.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I live in the metro area of Minneapolis/St Paul area.  A center is easily for an infant $320.00 or more a week.  The in home licensed day care provider we have charges $170.00 a week for all children accross the board. 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I live in the metro area of Minneapolis/St Paul area.  A center is easily for an infant $320.00 or more a week.  The in home licensed day care provider we have charges $170.00 a week for all children accross the board. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We live in California and pay $40/day for full-time care at an in-home daycare.  When Dirty Delete turns 2, she’ll go down to $20/day for full-time care.  They provde formula, all food, and wipes; we provide diapers, only.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

MD here. Couple friends just had kids. Around here it’s $1000-1500 a month for day care. One is Kosher and the kosher daycare will run her about $1500 a month and the lower end of things is 1K (if you’re lucky). 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I live in Wisconsin. For a newborn fulltime at our daycare is $250. My youngest is now 3 and only goes part time and my oldest rides the bus home form school everyday (I work nights so I am home and awake by then), so we pay $450/month. Once they get older it isn’t so bad, but  we were paying around $1,200 a month for 3 days a week of childcare when they were both younger.

When we had our youngest we sat done and figured out exactly how much I needed to work vs stay home for everything to balance out. Sometimes it seems like you are working just to pay for childcare:(

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Ok so maybe I like city living a bit less now 🙂 Its about 600-700 a week here!  $40 buys you a 1 hour class, and you have to stay the whole time. 

 

@Mrs. Spring:  how do they even make any money on $20/day? crazy! 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@claireos:  Remind me never to move to MD. Tongue Out

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Sunchick19:  Right?!  I love our daycare provider, but she is certainly not rolling in the dough.  And you should hear people around here complain about the prices.  I think they don’t realize how lucky they are, lol.

We used to have a private nanny, and our costs were easily halved by switching to daycare.  When Addie turns 2, her costs are cut in half again!  Crazy!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@Mrs. Spring:  so awesome! tell everyone $40/day is a deal, these people do hard work and make very little!

 sitters here charge $15/hour and they mostly just watch TV. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I live in Alexandria, VA (outside DC) and the daycares I visited, the prices ranged from $1,300 – $1,500 per month. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I live in the NYC area. We have a nanny and pay $2k a month – and we know her, so thats a bit of a discount. Daycare centers here are about 1800-2400 per month for an infant

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Tampa FL (yuppy suburbs)- infant care was $325/wk, and now that DS is 3, it’s down to $210/wk.  

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I live in Boston, Mass and my research so far suggest that full-time childcare averages around $2,000/month. I’m not due until July, so I have not paid this yet, but I am already cringing at the idea of another $2k in bills.

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