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I know there are a lot of SAHM's here, but for those of you that are not: Is your 1-3year old in day care for a full day? How much do you pay? What do you get for it? Do you like it?<br><br>
2.5year DS is in daycare monday-friday from 7:45 to 4:00. We pay 3,800kr (about 700 dollars) per month, plus have to bring 3 peices of fruit per week.<br><br>
What do we get for this? DS gets breakfast, a warm, healthy lunch, and fruit in the afternoon. There are three rooms, with 11 kids in each room, and 3-4 adults per room. The adults are not overworked, and enjoy their jobs. The kids are outside every day, and take a field trip to a local park, playground, duck pond, kids house.... once a week. My son knows the names of all of his playmates and the adults, and loves being there. When DH drops him off he says good-bye happily because he wants to be there, and he often wants to play longer when we come to pick him up. I am curious what people in other places pay, and what they get for that, and if their DC is happy there.
 

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We pay I think about the same as you - 1770 Euro per 3 months. Food is 3 Euro per day extra (which in a way is good because that means we don't pay if DD is sick and does not go). We would also have to bring diapers if she had not already potty learned but fortunately this is not an issue. There are 7 to 9 children in one room, with 1 adult and the room is kind of attached to another room and the door is open with 7 to 9 kids in the other room and another adult. It is a Montessori nursery and sooo nice and peaceful compared to the other daycares we have been to.
 

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Dd is currently home with dw, but was in care this fall and will return there next fall. We pay Cdn$50/day for our care. This is the going rate for private home care in our neighbourhood, but is on the expensive end for our town in general. For this we get a devoted home day care provider who cares for dd, her son and one other toddler. All the kids are within a few months of each other. DCP has ECE training and 5+ years of experience, and is very caring and AP. She provides all snacks and meals and makes them as healthy & organic as possible. They go on at least 1 outing per day, usually to a local playgroup or preschool drop-in centre, or to the park in the summer. Though our care is expensive and we struggle with paying for it, I wouldn’t want our sensitive, attached dd to be anywhere else.
 

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I'm in in home daycare provider and I charge $120 a week for full time care. That includes 2 hot meals (breakfast & lunch), an afternoon snack (crackers, fruit, cheese, etc). My hours are 7:30 until 5:45. Infants provide their own ebm/formula and diapers. We have only 5 kids here at the most at any one time.<br>
Alot of people around here think $120 is high for in home care but really a center is much more $165-190 depending and here they have much more personal interaction. I'm not licensed because I don't care to have the gov in my buisness (vax and such).
 

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We pay CDN $44/day for home daycare thru an agency. She is required to give him lunch and two snacks (she also gives him breakfast because we drop him off early and she's great) and to take him outside every day (weather permitting). The agency provides everything for the provider - age appropriate activity booklets for the children, highchairs, playpen or cot for sleeping, gates for stairs, stroller, etc. They also do background checks on the provider and every other adult in the house, send them on regular workshops for first aid, nutrition, discipline, play ideas, etc. They do monthly surprise visits and safety checks and provide me with reports. I love it - private daycare would be cheaper but the peace of mind I get is priceless. I have to provide diapers and wipes and bm or formula if he were on that. He attends 4 days/wk from 7:00 to 3:30 but can stay up to 10 hrs for the price I pay (the hrs are set by the provider). Ds loves her and the one other boy she looks after. He always tells me about the walks they go on, and is so proud of the crafts he makes. She is taking in another boy in a couple of weeks but only for 2 days/wk.
 

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My kids are at the babysitter's house3 days a week/7.5 hours a day. We pay her $5/hour per kid (so, $10/hour or $225/week). This includes breakfast, lunch, a couple of snacks, lots of playtime and a few activities. If they go on a "field trip" (like to the zoo) I send additional money. In addition to what we pay her, we also provide her with 6 days/year PTO (2 weeks) plus holiday pay.<br><br>
We're moving the kids in a few months though to someone a little more structured with a few more kids - and when we do that, we'll have them in daycare 4 days a week for around 9 hours/day. We'll be paying her $70/day for both kids, so $280/week. She will also get 2 weeks PTO and she gives us 2 weeks PTO each year. Plus holidays.This will also include all meals/snacks, playtime and activities etc. She does not take them on field trips.<br><br>
This seems to be pretty much the standard rate around here. Although I did interview one gentleman who wanted to charge me $360/week for part time care for both of my kids, which is a little outrageous.
 

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Okay, I'm just going to weep. Cry bucketloads.<br><br>
We're in NYC and share a nanny with another family. For joint hours, we pay $8.50/hour (plus about 15% in taxes on top of that). For single hours, we pay $13.50/hour. It's more than our rent, and our rent is a LOT.<br><br>
We applied to local childcare centers and didn't get in. But they're not any cheaper. We looked at home providers and didn't find anything even halfway decent. On the positive side, my son has a devoted caregiver he loves and a playmate who's like a sibling. He's happy and secure and cheerful. But, boy, the weekly checks hurt!
 

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When dd was in an in-home daycare, we paid $150 US dollars/week and provided our own breakfast and lunch. I really liked the woman who ran the daycare but we were polar opposites in our parenting approach. I'll never forget the day I forgot something and had to run back in (unexpectedly) after dropping off dd. My darling 2 yo was standing in the kitchen with about four jumbo marshmallows shoved in her mouth. She looked like a sugar-junkie chipmunk. Aaaaaack!!!!
 

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right now DD#1 goes to in home day care 5 days a week and we pay $125 a week for her. We have to pay regardless if she goes or not, but for around here that's cheaper than what would would pay for her to go part time somewhere else, and with my work schdule it's a big help to have a flexable daycare schdule.<br><br>
When DD#2 is born and joins her sister in daycare at 6 months old i will pay $200 a week for both kids. I have to provide my own formula (or EBM), babyfood, and diapers for the the baby, and diapers for DD#1 but all of DD #1 meals are included and they eat very healthy!<br><br>
This day care is within walking distance to my house, DD LOVES it there, and Tammy (the daycare lady) went through all the extra trouble to make sure her back yard was safe enough for the kids to be able to play outside in the spring/summer. Not to mention if i took my kids to any other daycare i would most likley pay over $200 a week for the baby alone, so Tammy is really giving us a deal which is a lifesaver! Tammy loves the kids, and loves what she does and we are soo lucky to have found her.
 

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Erin is in FT daycare from 7:30 till 4 or 5pm and she is in the 2 yr. old class. We pay $276 a week, and they provide, breakfast, hot lunch and 2 snacks everyday...<br>
She was in homecare till she turned 2 and her provider moved across the country on me, and we were charged $40 a day and she provided all food as well..
 

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Around Beantown a toddler at a high quality center costs about $1800/month. Parents provide sheets/blankets for naps, lunch, and diapers, center provides morning and afternoon snacks.<br><br>
We also pay much more than our rent for childcare...and the rents around here are not cheap. The program and facility IS very good though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Okay, I'm just going to weep. Cry bucketloads.<br><br>
We're in NYC and share a nanny with another family. For joint hours, we pay $8.50/hour (plus about 15% in taxes on top of that). For single hours, we pay $13.50/hour. It's more than our rent, and our rent is a LOT.<br><br>
We applied to local childcare centers and didn't get in. But they're not any cheaper. We looked at home providers and didn't find anything even halfway decent. On the positive side, my son has a devoted caregiver he loves and a playmate who's like a sibling. He's happy and secure and cheerful. But, boy, the weekly checks hurt!</div>
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I'm right there with you - sort of. I'm doing the same thing - nanny share, FT. But I pay $7 joint and $10 single.<br><br>
But the checks still hurt a lot. It averages $1500/month. Just under my rent...<br><br>
Gah.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Okay, I'm just going to weep. Cry bucketloads.<br><br>
We're in NYC and share a nanny with another family. For joint hours, we pay $8.50/hour (plus about 15% in taxes on top of that). For single hours, we pay $13.50/hour. It's more than our rent, and our rent is a LOT.<br><br>
We applied to local childcare centers and didn't get in. But they're not any cheaper. We looked at home providers and didn't find anything even halfway decent. On the positive side, my son has a devoted caregiver he loves and a playmate who's like a sibling. He's happy and secure and cheerful. But, boy, the weekly checks hurt!</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: I'm in Chicago. We pay $300/wk to a FAMILY FRIEND!! I prepare my dd's meals every evening and send her off with them in the morning. Often she is alone (only child there) . . .and is not taken outside (3rd floor walk up, caregiver is 60+ and dd weighs around 24 lbs and is 17 mos). Some day's caregiver's great grandchildren (7 mos and 4 yrs) are there.<br><br>
What do we get? The knowledge that our dd is completely safe and loved as though she were a member of the family. My dh is Puerto Rican and I am not, but caregiver is. So, dd gets the female Puerto Rican role model and grandmother figure that I cannot give her and that dh's mother really hasn't been and is spoken to exclusively in Spanish.<br><br>
We're going to have to move to a split model as weather becomes nicer (professional day care and existing day care) because dd HAS to get out.
 

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We pay $325 a week for full time daycare in NJ/USA (~ 9 hours a day with 3 hours napping). We have to bring in lunch and 2 snacks + drinks (or pay $3 a day for an unhealthy lunch like pizza or hamburger). She has breakfast at home with us. There are up to 12 toddlers (18-24 months) in one room with 3 teachers.<br>
To have 2 childeren in the daycare it is about double (2nd only gets 10% discount), so we have to see about that.<br>
She likes being there, they do a lot of activities (also playing outside at playground or out with stroller) but she still has a hard time at drop off.<br><br>
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If dd (turning 3) were full time, we'd pay $850 a month. At 3x a week, we pay $550. That includes a morning breakfast, hot lunch, afternoon snack. The center has a minimum 1:6 ratio for kids her age (between 2 and 3), and excellent teachers. Usually the ratio is about 1:3 or 1:4 because there are student teachers. For ds in K, it's $700 a month full time (extended day).<br><br>
It's an on campus center, and faculty do not get any subsidy (depsite the fact that our wages are in the lowest 1% in the country <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. $850-$950 a month is what most centers here charge for full time care.<br><br>
My kids love going there, and I will be sad to leave it and go to public school for ds next year (he's going to K there).<br><br>
However, if you're a student, it's a real deal because the center is subsidized by student fees. 70% of the kids are children of student parents. For students, it costs $435 a month for 2s/3s full time ($275 part time), and $385 a month for preschool and kindergarten full time. Dh is actually taking classes this year because it's cheaper to do that than to pay the full time rates! (I'm on sabbatical and not getting anywhere close to my full salary this year, and he's had some business set backs.)
 

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DD is full-time, 5 days a week, for $670 a month. This is a small center. We provide lunch, but they provide (good, healthy) snacks.
 

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Small town America - Altus,OK. $85 per week. They are open from 7am til 5, kids must be picked up by 5, a few minutes later if you get off at 5. It includes lunch and snack. They will supply breakfast if needed but most kids eat before they come. (Breakfast for a hungry kid would be like a poptart.) We supply diapers and wipes on a rotating basis when asked. (my son never poops there so we've never been askd besides the first time we brought some) I pay an extra $5 per month for pre-school supplies. They have pre-school on regular school days.<br><br>
This is the going rate in this town. The average pay per hour is not very high hense the low rate.
 

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Some people seem to be getting really cheap daycare. I take my 18 month old to a woman who has a lot of ECE experience and has her house licensed as a daycare. She has between 3-6 kids at any one time and the kids range in age from a baby to a five year old. She also has several adult family members who are usually around to help out. She provides meals and snacks, occasionally has field trips, has the kids do arts and crafts, and has an outside play area. She really likes my daughter and Alex is always in the middle of doing something fun when I arrive. I pay her $7 an hour and I'm usually not gone more than 12 hours a week, so I guess the most I would pay in a month would be about $336. The woman told me in the beginning that I only had to pay her $5 or $6 but I feel that she deserves more. I doubt if all of the parents pay her as much as I do and I feel bad for her having to pay so much money in taxes because she's self employed. She's also super flexible--almost any time I need a babysitter she's available. I have had little problems with some of the things she's fed Alex but every time I've told her that Alex can't have this or that, she says fine and doesn't feed it to her again.
 

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$775 a month for the classroom with ages 2 to 3. there are 10 kids although not all attend every day. it includes breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks. below age 2 it also includes cloth diaper service although i paid over $800 back then. there are 2 teachers. they do tons of crafts and outdoor playtime in a big playground. walks. circle time. nap time. potty learning. the teachers are energetic and caring. we've been really happy with it.<br><br>
my ds will be moving up to the next class on may 1. i'm not sure yet what the cost will be. i know it will drop again about $100/month when he PLs. he's taking his sweet time about it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
i am having baby #2 and pretty much quitting my job because 2 kids age 3 and under in daycare costs way too much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: we are going to be so broke though without me working. i'm scared.
 
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