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is $500 a month for child care too much?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:30 AM on Aug. 5, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • that seems about right to me, about 125 a week is probably the average around here

    Answer by calvinsmommy18 at 2:35 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • When I was looking for childcare for my 3 year old, it was $30 day, so I'd have been paying $600 a month. Luckily my mil is taking him, and for free! I have no idea how we'd afford it.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 2:47 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • I'm paying about $700 a month for my 2 year old.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:03 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • I was payin 580 a month for child care. Depends on where you live and the age of the child.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 9:13 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • I run a daycare and I charge $500/month. If you break it down to $25 for an 8 hour day (most kids are here for 10) it only comes to $3/hour.

    Answer by christyg at 9:16 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • That totally depends on what area of the country you are in. In Florida that would be about $60 per month too much for good care. It also depends on what is offered the child and the age of the child. Where are you?

    Answer by mchristine at 10:01 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • That is about the going rate for 4 weeks in my area.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 10:27 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • depends on where you live, your social class and how much money you make and are willing to spend. I used to pay $1500 a month for my son when he was about 3 years old. BUT this was in Midtown, Manhattan in NYC.....

    Answer by NJMom2Tyler at 12:44 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

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