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.