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How much do YOU pay for childcare?

Age of child/ amount / often (per week/per month)

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Asked by lmt_mom2010 at 8:10 AM on Nov. 5, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • It was $800 a month before my son started full-day kindergarten in September. Now he goes to before & after school care right in his school and it's $432 a month. Much better!!

    Answer by rio_burb at 8:19 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Just for added info.....I provide child care and get paid $12/hr.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:30 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I pay $270 a week for my 3-year-old and 8-year-old during the school year. Summer and school holidays are higher. Almost 2/3 of that is for the 3-year-old, but I don't remember the exact breakdown. I get a 10% discount on the 8-year-old for having 2 children in daycare.

    Answer by andrea96 at 8:53 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I pay 130 a week for my son he is 5 have been paying the same since he was 6 month old

    Answer by Alisim at 9:22 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • its $22/day and she is 20months and she goes 5 days a week.

    Answer by lambdarose at 9:23 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I quit working about 4 years ago, so the prices are probably different now. My daughter was about 3 1/2 and attended a daycare facility 4 days a week, grandma on Fridays.. My son was almost a year old and was in grandma's care 5 days. I don't remember what we paid Grandma. But for the 4 days my daughter attended daycare it had just dropped down from $218/week to $190/week. Lunch and snacks were included. It was kind of pricey.

    Answer by DivaDynamite at 10:28 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • dh's aunt watches the boys. i have 3, the oldest is in preschool. i pay her $120.00 a week. next school year i plan on paying her $100.00 bc my oldest will be in kindergarten and my middle boy will be in preschool for half a day 5 days a week.

    Answer by sleepymamaof3 at 10:29 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • We pay for private preschool. He goes 5 days/week from 9-12. We pay 300/month.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 11:06 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • $110 a week for an 18mo old. Once he turns two, he'll be going to day school and that runs $153/wk.

    Answer by FlamingIguana at 11:43 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Can everyone please also let me know what state or country you live in. I am sure prices vary depending on location. I am in ohio and have an 8 mo. old and the daycare wants to charge me $250 a WEEK.

    Comment by lmt_mom2010 (original poster) at 11:53 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

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