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How much should I charge for daycare?

I'll be sitting infants 6ms-5years old. Parents will provide wipes, dipes & lunch...
I'll provide breakfast, snacks, and beverages.

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Asked by xMisfitMommiex at 6:18 PM on Jul. 1, 2008 in Money & Work

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  • Call your local child care centers and ask what their rates are. If you are not cerfied and are doing it out of your home charge about 20% less than what they are doing. It varies by region and even by neighborhood.

    Answer by sapient at 6:38 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • they charge 5 dollars an hour. I'm thinking of charging 3 or 4 bucks.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • my daycare provider charged 80 a week per child.

    Answer by princezzmommie at 1:14 AM on Jul. 2, 2008

  • My day care charged me $80/wk for my youngest (starts kindergarten this year) & $2/hr for my son for after school care.

    Answer by HelenStoner at 11:15 AM on Jul. 2, 2008

  • My moms friend charges $100/week for infant through potty trained and $80/week after they are potty trained.

    Answer by slw123 at 1:41 PM on Jul. 3, 2008

  • My sitter charges $2/ hr per kid. But when you ar this cheap - you need to protect yourself from people who have money problems (poor spending habits) and ask for 1 week up front.

    Answer by Bentyswife at 4:05 PM on Jul. 3, 2008

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