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Old 08-25-2011, 09:07 AM   #21
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Re: 2 or more in ft daycare? how much a month?

Our center charges $115 a week for babies, and $100 a week once they reach 1. But, we get a 10% discount for having 2, and another 10% if we pay a month in advance. We pay $640 total, every 4 weeks. It is a good bit cheaper than some of the other places in our area, but they still do a good job with the kids.

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Old 08-25-2011, 10:50 PM   #22
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Ya'll have it pretty good! We pay $1130/month for ONE child in full-time care. It drops to $850 in October when she turns 1. And this rate was one of the lowest we could find in the suburban Seattle area.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:15 PM   #23
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Oh man. That sounds so cheap to me! )
Me too.. for two kids I will have to pay over 2000 dollars a month...1160 for the baby and 860 for my preschooler. Now that hurts.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:24 PM   #24
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Re: 2 or more in ft daycare? how much a month?

We pay $379.80/WEEK for 2 in daycare - that's with a 10% mulitple child discount and one kid only goes 3 days/week.
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:28 PM   #25
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school has been in session 1 week today. Both girls in full time(m-f 7:3-3:30) in-home daycare is $680 a month. We knew it would be this much, we've had this provider for 3yrs....thats just soooo much money
Thats $3.92 an hour for watching two kids...sounds like a bargain to me

We pay $2.50 per hour, per child so $1,300 a month for 3 kids (40 hours a week).
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:14 PM   #26
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Re: 2 or more in ft daycare? how much a month?

We pay $1200/mo for just one and when #2 arrives it will be $2,400/month-there isn't a multi child discount. I've been trying my best to hide my head in the sand and ignore how much we will be paying & how we will afford it. I am considering looking into the sitter/nanny route and cutting #1 down to part-time to save money, but it looks likely that would be even more expensive here.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:08 AM   #27
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Re: 2 or more in ft daycare? how much a month?

We pay $1600 a month for 2 kids full time ($400 a week). That's our center giving us a deal because I told them I couldn't afford to have 2 kids there. We should be paying around $525 a week for them. The average here for 2 is between $450 and $500 for a center and between $350 and $425 for an in-home. I won't move them to in-home because we had a bad experience at the one we were at with her and her children being sick for 2 weeks straight. I almost lost my job, so we had to move to the center. Best decision I ever made....it makes things tight but I don't worry every night if I'm going to have daycare in the morning or not
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:07 PM   #28
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Re: 2 or more in ft daycare? how much a month?

When DD was in daycare, it was $1279 per month for FT toddler room. The infant room was $1679, and you get a 10% sibling discount for the cheaper sibling. So, we would have paid $2831 for 2 kids in daycare. Hence the reason I quit my job after I found out I was pregnant...just not worth it to me. But, like others have mentioned, I looked at and even tried a couple of the less expensive places and was either not impressed or there were always problems. It was worth it to put DD in the expensive one if it meant me not worrying during the day that she was going to come home with unexplained bite marks and bruises all over her.

I also had a nanny when DD was a newborn, which was great. We set a flat rate per month and she took care of DD and did all of DDs laundry/cleaning. But, the only issue I had was rushing to find a back up if she happened to get sick. The nice thing about a facility is that they can't call in sick to you. But, the nanny would usually still watch DD if DD was sick, which most daycares won't. So there's a tradeoff in every situation.

I think the rate you have is more than reasonable, but it also depends on how much you make working and your cost of living etc.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:04 PM   #29
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Re: 2 or more in ft daycare? how much a month?

IF I paid full price my bill would be 1250/month for 2 kids(1 Full time and the other Out of School Care). Thankfully I have a staff discount and pay $625/month
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:30 PM   #30
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Re: 2 or more in ft daycare? how much a month?

Last year with a 4 yr. old, and a an infant we paid $1440 per month for a fully licensed in home center that provided all meals (except formula for the baby), three helpers, and wonderful service. The DCP is a former teacher and lives in a safe area. I got a 50% off discount on my older daughter. This is pretty average in my area for infant care, $225 a week. Some places charge as much as $300 a week. Most full day preschools in our area don't take infants so while I could've saved a bit of money with DD1 just going to a preschool with afterschool care my DCP basically matched that rate for us to keep both girls at the daycare.
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