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What's a reasonable amount to pay for childcare?

I have a job interview tomorrow. The working hours are M-TH 9am-12pm. I'm wondering how much per week I should offer to pay a sitter. I have 2 kids ages 5 and 1. I'm going to be asking my MIL and friend to split the days, so hopefully they will be cheaper than a provider.

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Asked by MrsLaher at 8:54 PM on Jan. 14, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • When I had a friend watching my kids, I paid $50 a week per child. Daycare was about twice that.

    Answer by Silvertears1275 at 11:49 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • When I lived in New Jersey the place took my husband pay and mine and figured out the amount we owed. WE paid 580 a month.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 9:04 AM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Ok so keep in mind I'm only working 3 hours a day, 4 days a week!

    Answer by MrsLaher at 9:31 AM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • I would say $5/hr for one maybe $7/ hr. $21/day...$84/wk

    Answer by lionslambs at 2:05 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

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