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is $500 a month for child care too much?

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Anonymous

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
    calvinsmommy18

    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.
    canadianmom1974

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

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

    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.
    pagirl71

    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.
    christyg

    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?
    mchristine

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

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

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

  • No...it 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.....
    NJMom2Tyler

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

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