Thursday, May 9, 2013

Upcoming Daycare Expenses

I am due in November so I approached the director at Lil Punk's daycare to get an estimate on how much we will be paying. We currently pay $475 monthly for Lil Punk at a private daycare center. With the baby and Lil Punk, it will be $1025 monthly for daycare.

I'm sure I could find something cheaper if I was willing to look at home daycares. I am not willing to do that because they always close. Two weeks off in the summer and numerous sick days throughout the year became the norm at the daycare I was at. I ended up taking so much time off on top of sick days for Lil Punk. If I had a work ethic like that, I wouldn't make any money. Sorry that's my rant about home daycares.

How does $1025 for a baby and 4 year old compare to daycare costs in your area? Kids sure aren't cheap but are so worth it.

11 comments:

  1. From talking to other people in the Midwest where I used to live daycare is $185-$250 a week. That's crazy that you only pay $425 a month! I had a coworker who paid $2K a month for his two kids. This estimate is from people in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Chicago suburbs. My mom charged $4 an hour in Wisconsin for in care and that's what I heard daycares by her cost per kid.

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  2. Wow.. I have absolutely no idea. My kids have never been in daycare, but my SIL ran a home daycare before and I can assure you, the stories go both ways. She'd have parents dropping of kids who had puked in the car on the way over with a fever of 103F then taking off to work without a *peep* about how sick their kids were! Late payments, late pick-ups, etc... After about a year she'd had enough and that was that! lol!

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  3. Gonna, it has something to do with the ratio of providers to kids that drives the price. My sister lives in WI and it is much more expensive than MN and ND.

    Carla, I've heard of parents doing that and its appalling. I'm sure it does work both ways. I think that I just had a bad apple for a daycare provider.

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  4. We are in MO and pay $200/wk for our DD. I expect hers to go down once she's potty trained, but then we will have a new little one by that time. We use a nanny & family so we are looking at paying close to $1200/month for both kids. I understand the shuffle that happens when your dcp has to be gone though! MIL frequently travels for a month or so and always has me scrambling. Good thing my mom does back-up (for free!).

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  5. My 22 month old's daycare is $1083/month. For him and an infant, it would be almost $2200! I too could find a cheaper option, but I wanted licensed care, and even though we have some licensed home providers, I couldn't find one that I liked when I needed one.

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  6. I'd be afraid of those costs, really. One of my coworkers pays about $300 every 2 weeks for her 4yo son.

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  7. I pay $795 for full-time daycare for my 3 y/o here in NJ. In NY I paid $795 for part-time for my 2 y/o son. These prices are cheap by comparison, the daycare next to me hubby's school gives a "teacher discount" of $1400 for full time care.

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  8. wow! I've done a bit of research in Alberta, Canada and it ranges from $900-$1,300 for each child a month...

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  9. We paid close to $2,000/month per child for a while (infant stage). That's for a daycare, not a nanny. At one point, we were paying $3600/month in child care, as the boys are so close. Now we pay $1070/month, which includes after care (school gets done at 2:30 four days/week and at noon on Wednesdays) & then full day kindergarten. The state only pays for half days of kindergarten.

    Kids are expensive! :-)

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  10. I'm in the Chicagoland area and you couldn't get 1 infant in a daycare for under $1000 a month. It's crazy here. I don't know how people do it.

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  11. We're in Minnesota and we pay $130 per week for full-time care at a home daycare. We use a home daycare, but I know some people have terrible experiences with them. We're lucky that we have the option of also doing part-time care for $26 per day (we sometimes have schedules that only need daycare three days per week).

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