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What is a good rate for home daycare?

What should I charge to watch a 13 month old still in diapers Fri through Wed from 1:30 Pm to 11:00 Pm? Any ideas?


Asked by lilymama03 at 3:21 PM on Nov. 21, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • I would think 150 a week. It depends who it's for too. If it was family I wouldn't charge as much unless they make alot of money. Make sure they bring their own stuff too.

    Answer by Kenzies_momma at 3:23 PM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • It depends alot on your location. I know that in NYC, the going rate is from $13 to $20.

    Answer by daphdaph at 3:24 PM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • I am in a suburb of Illinois right now. Should I charge by the hour or weekly?

    Answer by lilymama03 at 3:24 PM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • well look into what your daycares in the area charge i know here in eastern washington for a baby that age would cost around 125 a week. but id look and see what they are charging in the area. and its up to you on how you wana charge if you go buy hour i would say your not going to be able to charge alot cuz at 5 dollers a hour for just hours is 45 bucks which may sound expencive to some. i charge the lady i watch her daughter 125 a week and shes 14months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • if shes going to have a week of say 5 days a week charge 150 a week.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • The average rate around here is $30.00 per day.

    Answer by happy2bme7 at 3:50 PM on Nov. 21, 2008

  • i pay $550 a month and it is a really good daycare. my son only goes from about 7:15am to about 5:20pm, but they are openfrom 6am to 6pm.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Nov. 21, 2008

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