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What's the going rate for a 4yr old 5 days a week from 8-4 these days?

I have a friend saying $75/day.
375/week?!
I found a great daycare for him for $457/month.


She insists she's a lot cheaper.

So tell me, what's the going rate usually?
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by on May. 3, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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DallasCowboys81
by Platinum Member on May. 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I'd pay MAYBE 40 to 45 a day but no 75!! That's nuts.

Fields456
by Sexy and I know it on May. 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM
This. It was $600 -690( dont remember exaxtly cause that was 5 years ago) for a 1 yr old for day care a Month. If she would have stayed in daycare it would have been like 15 a day for a 4 year old. Full time daycare.

I recommend the good daycare he will prob have more fun there

Quoting melissa632:

$75 a DAY to watch a 4yo. Your friend is smoking some good stuff...lol. She's out of her mind.


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Kelly_Ann
by on May. 3, 2012 at 11:43 AM
With two kids I wouldn't even be able to pay 10 an hour....


Quoting HisAngel91:

Lol im $5 an hour. I watch any age.

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HisAngel91
by on May. 3, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Its $5 a day any age no matter how many kids. I watch 5 kids a day for one lady.


Quoting Kelly_Ann:

With two kids I wouldn't even be able to pay 10 an hour....




Quoting HisAngel91:

Lol im $5 an hour. I watch any age.


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Kelly_Ann
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Oooo nice. I should do that... once I start my online classes in a couple weeks.


Quoting HisAngel91:

Its $5 a day any age no matter how many kids. I watch 5 kids a day for one lady.




Quoting Kelly_Ann:

With two kids I wouldn't even be able to pay 10 an hour....






Quoting HisAngel91:

Lol im $5 an hour. I watch any age.



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.betty.white.
by bilf on May. 4, 2012 at 10:17 AM
About $1200 a month
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HisAngel91
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:45 AM
I make really good money. The lady i babysit for uses me over my sister in law. Lol


Quoting Kelly_Ann:

Oooo nice. I should do that... once I start my online classes in a couple weeks.




Quoting HisAngel91:

Its $5 a day any age no matter how many kids. I watch 5 kids a day for one lady.






Quoting Kelly_Ann:

With two kids I wouldn't even be able to pay 10 an hour....








Quoting HisAngel91:

Lol im $5 an hour. I watch any age.




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KynTuffsMom
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:51 AM
I charge $75 a WEEK!!
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Mrs.Winchester
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:55 AM

It depends if you want a babysitter or a Nanny.  A Nanny is someone college educated with a lot of professional experience;  here they don't work less than $10 an hour.  And if you hire a Nanny you probably have higher expectations as far as job duties.  If you just want a babysitter your expectations are a bit lower.  Babysitting is anywhere from $5-$10 an hr here.

$75 a day is very expensive for just "babysitting"  IMO.  I would only hire a professional Nanny for that price.  When I have babysat I took $30-$40 daily.

Mrs.Winchester
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Quoting Vicious_fairy:

Yup school would cost us $457 5 days a week from 9-2
And 7 from 8-9am (a week)
And 15 from 2-4 ( a week)

She wants $1500 *scratches head*


Quoting Kelly_Ann:

And I k.ow a lot of people around here who pay 550 a month for full time care for 1 kid.

What are her credentials?  I would never pay that much for a sitter that couldn't provide at least 3 professional references, a clean background check, and had current CPR and First aid training.  Those are just the bare minimum requirements as well.  Does she have any training in child development?  If she doesn't have any of these things I would tell her to get over herself!  LOL

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