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Daycare prices??

Posted by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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I'm in Riverside, CA and my mom said she would watch my baby for me once i start going to work and school but she wants to charge me, she said she'd charge me half of what a daycare would charge me but to find out how much the daycares cost they want me to go and make an appointment with them as if im going to sign up with them, but i just wanna know how much it would cost. So my question is how much should i be paying her or how much do you guys pay for daycares??

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SlingsAndThings
by Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 4:32 PM
I live in MO and pay 1700/month for my 2 kids. Charlie,my baby, costs I think 230/week
jackiewal10
by Silver Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 4:36 PM

That varies SOOOO much from state to state, area to area.  How old is the baby?  A newborn, here in the Chicago area, would be at least $1000 per month and as much as $1500 per month.  It gets cheaper at the 6th month mark, and then again at the 1 year mark.

Mena929
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 4:41 PM

I pay $175/week for my 3.5 year old. I live in VA though. For an infant it would be $225/week at least.

SaraBethKY
by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Where I was living for a while, Indianapolis, daycares are anywhere from 250-300 a week, so 1000-1200 a month. Now I am in Lexington and of the 10 places I have looked into it is 650-800 a month.

abra
by Abra on Oct. 2, 2013 at 8:35 PM
I agree with this. It really just depends on what area you live in. Do you have a friend you could ask who would know?

Quoting jackiewal10:

That varies SOOOO much from state to state, area to area.  How old is the baby?  A newborn, here in the Chicago area, would be at least $1000 per month and as much as $1500 per month.  It gets cheaper at the 6th month mark, and then again at the 1 year mark.

expectantmom81
by Erin on Oct. 2, 2013 at 9:07 PM
My daycare I use is 40.00 per day and includes breakfast and lunch (she also buys the formula if needed). I only pack clothes and diapers and wipes.
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carsonsmommytam
by Tammara on Oct. 2, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Herr, for a baby it is $1000 until a year. $800 until potty trained. $600 after toilet trained.
slgilliam
by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 10:11 PM

I live in KS. When I returned to work in August from summer break my daughter started at an in home daycare. I pay $150 for my 7 month old. I got that price due to other families circumstances. But originally my babysitter was going to charge me $200 a week.

When I returned to work from maternity leave I ended up using a daycare center for about 6 weeks. I paid $260 a week that's including my husband's military discount (it wasn't on a base but they gave discounts to military families).

larissalarie
by Platinum Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 10:12 PM
It really depends on the area you live in and the type of care you're looking at getting. High quality licensed daycare center is generally the most expensive, unlicensed in-home care (aka stay-at-home mom watching other kids) is usually significantly cheaper.
Since your mother would be more comparable to an unlicensed in-home caregiver, check out ads on caigslist to see what people around there are charging.
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Emadele
by Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

the cost difference between chain/large daycare providers and licensed in home providers can vary greatly too.  I live in Indianapolis.  When i was looking around when my first son was born, daycares were charging minimum of 225/wk for an infant.  i found a licensed in home provider that was incredible for 100/wk, meals provided.  she was a dream!  i now have a different licensed in home care provider who charges me 180/wk for the 2 of them.  but like pp have said, it does depend on your location as well.  indy is cheep compared to DC area where my cousins live. one of them pays well over 1400/mo for their baby girl.  

i saw a graphic on the Nuroo facebook page today that graphed dacare rates in some large cities. 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=589210997810304&set=a.371561522908587.88617.308792865852120&type=1&theater


 

Married to Russell (7/27/09), Momma to Haydn (5/27/10) and Donavyn (8/1/12).
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