(Closed) The average cost of Daycare

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: The average cost....Monthly
    $100-500 : (5 votes)
    13 %
    $500-1000 : (10 votes)
    26 %
    $1000-1500 : (14 votes)
    36 %
    $1500 2000 : (10 votes)
    26 %
    $2000 and up : (0 votes)
  • Post # 17
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    When our daughter was in full-time care (as an infant), she was about 1k/month.  If we had both kids in full-time care (one toddler, one infant) it would be almost 2k per month!

    Post # 18
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Eastside Seattle suburb – $1250/month FT care for 2 year old. We paid $90/day (3 days/week) for a nanny when she was an infant.

    Post # 19
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I’ve been looking at prices, and in the West Los Angeles area, it’s between $1200 – 1800/month.

    However, 40 miles east in the east San Gabriel Valley area, you can get it for $600/month for an infant for the same quality of care. 

    It really just depends on where you live!!

    Post # 20
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    In the suburbs of Philadelphia I have friends who spend anywhere from $800 a month to $1800 a month.  

    Post # 21
    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Where I live, daycare centers can run anywhere from $200-$250 a week, and in home centers average $125-$145 a week. I however, will be watching our best friends baby and I am charging her $400 a month and thats a steal! It really depends on the area and if you choose a center or an in home daycare, or a nanny. You could look into a nanny share as well.

    Post # 22
    9134 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    It totally depends on where you live.  Here in central Florida the average is around $210-250 per week for infants and it drops about $20 each year when they move up to the next age group.

    At the very least find out who your state daycare licensing agency is and pull reviews on the daycare facilities you end up considering.  They should make reports public so you can see what issues each facility has, if any.  (Personally, I also would suggest a facility that has video monitoring because it cuts down on the incidents in the facility.  I would also make sure there are at least two “teachers” in the infant room at all times.)

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