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View Poll Results: How much do you pay for childcare each month? (per child)
$0 --Nobody else cares for my child 11 17.46%
$0 -- a friend or family member cares for my child while I work 2 3.17%
$0 - I get childcare assistance or my child is in a free preschool program 4 6.35%
I use creative scheduling and pay less than $300 per month 6 9.52%
$300 - $500 per month 8 12.70%
$500 - 600 per month 5 7.94%
$600- 700 per month 4 6.35%
$700 - 800 per month 7 11.11%
$800 - 1000 per month 3 4.76%
More than $1,000 11 17.46%
Obligatory other 2 3.17%
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#31 of 39 Old 09-12-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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I selected about 700/month and I get a little assistance. I am in NH and I think they just changed their setup a bit so they give less but are able to serve more people which is nice- the waiting list was up to a year!

my daughter just got into the 5 yo wrap around kindergarten program at her preschool- she is 5 in Oct so missed regular kinder this year but this class is for kids like her who also just miss the cutoff. It's a nice idea, she doesn't get stuck in another year of reg. preschool with younger kids. So this is 160/week but I get a little assistance which cuts off about 50 or so. Meals are provided but I pack her stuff b/c I dislike the amount of meat and processed food on their menu. Then my 3.5 year old still goes to an inhome provider that I have been using for about 18 months. She charges 135/week and provides all meals, I trust her meals. I get about 50 knocked off that price as well from the state.

So I guess compared to other states and Canada NH is OK as far as child care costs but the jobs are also sparse and pay crap and the commutes are long b/c of how rural it can be so it evens out and I still find myself scrapping by at the end of each pay period :/

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France is on the Euro, not francs, so it has to be an ex-French colony country that is not in the EU. Or, I suppose, someone writing with poor translation to English.

I think Canada is a "dollar" county, even the French parts. We need Sweet Bee to chime in and help us out. smile.gif
 


I think Sweet Bee is in Switzerland. The Swiss Franc has not been replaced by the Euro.

 

I thought I was paying a lot at $1600/month here in Canada, but Sweet Bee doubles that for full time care. Wow!

 

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i thought i heard on NPR that preschool was compulsory in France and therefore government funded...?



Neither preschool nor kindergarten are compulsory in France (Euro) or Switzerland (Swiss Franc).  Both countries begin compulsory education at 6 years.  It is only in Luxembourg where education is compulsory at 4 years. 

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until dd started K it cost 800 out of diapers which ex and i split. it was 900 for the first two years. 

 

after K i have always found childcare or dd joins me in school. 


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I pay $1100 per month for before/after school care for one kid and another for all day care. I was spending over $3000 per month on a nanny until July. The $1100 per month is about average around here for what I am getting. I also pay $300 a month for preschool for the youngest.

 

I find the govt figures for childcare to be so fictionalized. There is a tax credit for I think up to $6000 a year in childcare costs - I dont know ^*anyone* who has full-time care for that little.

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I pay about $800 per month for my daughter to attend preschool three days a week.


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I pay about $800 per month for my daughter to attend preschool three days a week.



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oh and i pay 600 a month for full time (m-f 830-330) montessori preschool. it's not the most affordable in town but it is also not the most expensive. i am always shocked at how much it costs me. i am going to stop complaining after reading some of these posts. the only other preschool i was considering was 633 a month for 4 days (830-430) but that included vegetarian organic snacks, breakfast and lunch.


  

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im in san antonio, and i work at the daycare, so i get 60% off tuition. rates just went up again, and i pay $62/week for my just turned 4yr old, which is amazing. before the rate increase, it was $182/week for infants under 12 months, $170-something for toddlers 12-24 months, when we started there 2 years ago, 2's were 155, but i think its $160-something per week now, and 3-5yr olds are $155/week.

i dont know what im going to do when i have to quit that job for school (policy says if im not there, he cant be either). need to get on childcare assistance.

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