View Poll Results: How much do you pay for sibling childcare weekly? (toddler/infant...35-40hrs)
$100-$175 10 25.64%
$175-$250 15 38.46%
$250-$325 6 15.38%
other...bc there's always an other.... 8 20.51%
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:15 PM   #11
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$250 for a 3yr old and an 18month old just about 30-35hrs/wk. I had that same rate at 3 different providers as well.

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Old 12-22-2007, 09:30 PM   #12
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Around here, it'd be at least $250/wk.
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:11 PM   #13
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at my dc, you get a 10% disc for the subsequent kids

an infant would be 400/wk for 40hrs a week
the 15mo would be 310
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:02 PM   #14
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holy smokes I don't charge enough
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:19 PM   #15
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Well I live in CT and the cost of living must be a lot higher here because I paid $225 a week until my ds was a year old- then it went down to $190 until he was 2. At 2 it would have gone down to $165 but we moved and the town we moved to is more expensive. Now we pay $200 for our 2 1/2 year old! Argh.


We had a great deal going last year when I was working. All of the daycare centers in my area (South of Houston) charged at least $130/wk for an infant, and $95 for a toddler. One of my friends was pregnant at the same time, and her MIL moved up from Mexico to take care of her LO. She took care of mine too for $80/wk. What a steal!!!

I agree with what a PP said; ask around to get current rates and price yourself accordingly. And good luck!
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:33 PM   #16
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Here the standard discount is 10% off the lower tuition amount for sibilings, for example DD cost $196/week, DS cost $175/week, I would get 10% off $175 = $17.50 off making it $196 for DD + 157.50 for DS = 352.50/week for both DC, full time, DD is 2.5 yrs old, DS is almost 4. This is what we were just paying so you can get an idea of how the centers work sibiling discounts
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:47 AM   #17
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I do in home childcare and I watch a 3 yr old and 19M old. I charge $250 per week for them both/ meals included.
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:37 AM   #18
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I do day-care in the summer and I am cheap. But, I enjoy it and don't really do it for the money. I think if you are a licensed daycare facility your rates should be comparable to the same in your area...you may want to be a little more competitive to get the business but that's up to you. If you are just doing it in your home w/o a license I feel a little different about it. I would charge whatever you feel like you would "need" to compensate yourself for your time away from your own DC and DH. If you are stayign home and still able to do all your normal stuff & this won't really change your lifestyle, i think it is silly to charge hundreds of dollars, b/c to me childcare is overpriced commercially. (and yes I have worked in it--I know you get what you pay for and all...) That said, I would never pay $250 a week for day care. Any age. But, I'd only leave my kids with my FRIENDS or FAMILY, so slightly different story for me and definitely just my opinion.
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my youngest DD has an in-home nurse that works 4-5 days a week, 7-8 hrs a day- I can be here with DD and take a shower, spend time with my other kids or DH, take a nap, sew or some other thing that I enjoy, catch up on my housework and have an extra set of hands for DD to do all the non-fun aspect of her care like caring for her feding tube site (stoma) & tube feeds, meds, nebulizer treatments, oxygen requirements ect ect ect... stuff that reallt eats up so much of my time with her that I am too pooped to do the "fun stuff".. the nurse will also diaper/dress her /bathe her per my request and she gladly uses cloth dipes on DD's bottom! She used cloth on her own kids (wayyyyy back in the day) and she dosnt think it is "icky" or "odd"... in fact she is amazed at how advanced cloth diapering has become!
If i choose to leave to run errands,spend time with my other kids DH ect, I can either leave DD behind with the nurse, or have her come along so that I can have an extra set of hands there , as well.
She is a grandmother (of 14!) and super sweet and very supportive of my parenting style - she is very warm and kind and DD really takes to her, which is rare, DD normally inst too keen on people handling her other than me and her siblings.
She just started working for us 2 weeks ago and she has been a godsend!

She gets paid 2,406.00 a week... (over 60.00 an hour) thankfully our medical insurance pays for it!
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:15 AM   #20
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At our sitter, it's $140/kid, regardless of the number of kids you have with her. So, for 2 kids, it's $280/week. It's not like the workload for her gets lighter b/c she has two kids who happen to be siblings - from what I've witnessed, that makes things a bit harder in some ways, b/c siblings tend to fight with each other more.
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