How much is daycare in your area?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 61
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

citysparkle :  We have crazy long waitlists around here, so I’m 15.5 weeks and we are starting to do daycare tours now.

Post # 62
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Mrs. Meowerson :  It’s so crazy how early this stuff has to get done. Luckily, I will have 5 months off and my Darling Husband will have another 1-3 months on top of that, so we won’t need childcare until Nov.-Dec. of 2017. How soon will you need to put your child in childcare? I think I may start emailing some places just to find out when they would suggest applying.

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

citysparkle :  we started getting on lists at 4 months pregnant and now realise we should have started as soon as we got that BFP. We luckily found a spot but are planning on switching our daughter to a close by daycare that has amazing facilities  (pool etc). We’ve been on that wait list for 17 months and were told we may have a spot in January! We live in downtown Toronto where there seems to be a big shortage on daycares. 

Thank goodness for Canada’s 12 month maternity leave or I don’t know what we would have done!

Post # 64
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

citysparkle :  oh that is wonderful!! we will need to put Matzoh Ball in daycare at 12 weeks 🙁

Post # 65
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Mrs. Meowerson : Ugh, 12 weeks is young, but unfortunately it seems like that’s the norm…at least where I live. I have 5 months because I’m a teacher and we were lucky enough to conceive at an ideal since my 3 months will overlap with summer.

 

  islandgirl82 :  Wow, I can’t believe how long you’ve had to wait! I feel better about calling around now. I thought we were super early. We live just outside of Boston, so I know there’s going to be waitlists…I just dont know the full extent of how long we’ll have to wait.

Post # 66
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Good lord! I’m not pregnant yet but it is interesting to read some of the prices. Chances are Darling Husband and I will have to go the daycare route at least once or twice a week (depending on if I am allowed to work from home a couple weeks). It is like having a second mortgage! 

Post # 67
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Where are you located? Puget Sound area, 25 minutes north of Seattle, WA

Type of care: Day Care Center

How many days per week and cost: The center is open 6am to 6:30pm but my son is there from 6:30am to 3:30pm. We pay $350 per week

Anything additional that you want to add that contributes to the cost: We bring formula, diapers & wipes. They provide breakfast, lunch and snacks but since he’s only 9 months he just recently started eating the daycare food in addition to his bottles.

Post # 68
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

My 11 month old son goes two days a week, and we pay $625. The center is open from 6:30 am to 6 pm. My son goes from 9 am to 6 pm. We provide diapers, formula, wipes and food from home. They provide lunch and snacks.  We live in South Texas. They allow us to bring cloth diapers, which is awesome. 

Post # 69
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

Wow! And I thought that $600-$800 PER MONTH was bad for our area…😮

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