(Closed) How much do you pay for childcare?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Another Virginia Bee here 🙂  

Dear Daughter is 14 weeks old, and I went back to work just shy of 6 weeks post-partum.  At that time, Mother-In-Law came to our home to stay with her during the day (she hadn’t had vaccinations yet so I didn’t want her out of the house).

After her 2 month shots and check-up we started doing part time care in a nanny’s home.  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays she is at the sitter’s house and Mother-In-Law still comes to our house on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  She spends about 24 hours a week at the nanny’s house and we pay $100/week which is INSANELY cheap for our area.  She does provide snacks and lunch when she gets to the age where she can have food.  I provide diapers (she uses her own wipes) and I keep a few outfits there as well.  I provide breastmilk as well, and keep at least one day’s worth in her freezer in the event of a spill or unforseen emergency.

We toured a few daycare facilities in our area before she was born as well.  I don’t mind a facility when she’s a bit older, but nobody offers part time facility care in our area.  The one place we didn’t hate was about $950/month.  Hell to the no.

Post # 18
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@ExcitedScaredBee:  Remember, you would also have to pay Social Security, Medicare, and Unemployment taxes on top of the $10-15/hour nanny rate. That is the real killer. We are looking at paying an extra $80-100/week in taxes on top of the actual wage for a nanny.

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m a state-certified infant room teacher/nanny. We live in Boston.

The daycare where I worked up until a month ago was $550/WEEK to send an infant there (going up to $585/week in September). BYO diapers, formula, wipes, and extra clothing. It was one of the cheaper daycares in the area!

I’ve also done nanny work for some of the families at the center. I charge $15/hr.

So… Don’t have a baby in Boston! It’s alarmingly expensive!

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

@MrsEagleEye:  I’m in the DC area, too (northern Virginia). Have you looked at home daycares? My nieces went to one, and my brother and sister-in-law loved the provider. They also allow for more flexibility in terms of part time care, if that’s what you’re looking for. I’m due in December, and we’re trying to figure all of this out, too. 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs. Gremmlin:  Thanks, I haven’t looked at home daycares I don’t know how comfortable I would be with that unless I knew someone else who used that person.  If you find any that look promising please PM me their info! 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee

I don’t have a kid, but this is what my best friend pays to care for her 8 year old:

– How many children do you have? Ages?

one 8 year old daughter

– How much do you pay for childcare (weekly, hourly….?)

Her mom watches her child for free for 2 days during her work week.  She pays a friend $20/day to watch the 8 year old (3 days a week), 6 hours a day. So, she pays $60 a week during the summer for child care.

– What does that childcare include (meals? diapers? etc?) The $20 for 6 hours includes meals.

– Where are you located?

Sullivan County, New Husband

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am in Northern Mass. and have a 6 month old and pay $120.00 for 3 days a week at in in-home day care, if he went full time it would be $175.00 per week. Centers around here would have cost over $400.00 per week full time. we provide diapers/wipes/breat milk, but once he is on solids that is provided by the day care,

Post # 26
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Honey bee

@ExcitedScaredBee:  How do you set someone up as an independent contractor? I was looking at in home workers tax rules lately, and it seems that the IRS categorically deems nannies as an employee unless there is evidence otherwise/

Post # 27
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Geez, I’m going to have to be a Stay-At-Home Mom with these prices…

Post # 30
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@eeniebeans:  may I ask where your 2 year old goes? I’m in your area and just starting to look at daycare.

Post # 31
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  That is why if and when I get pregnant again more than likely will be a Stay-At-Home Mom. Can’t afford daycare for both little ones. 

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