We have a baby coming in a few months and while we have some PTO to use for leave I wanted to start planning for daycare. Does anyone have any experiences they can share where they do or don't like specific places or services? If you could provide ballpark prices too it would really help us make these decisions. "
I really liked Amazing Explorers, I’ve been really impressed with the communication and safety measures they’ve implemented, so we’re not moving schools now. We chose Primrose initially because I liked the building, teachers, and the curriculum.
Don't judge a place by the exterior, fancy decorations, or latest toys. You are entrusting people to care for your child. The quality of the staff and how they treat your child is most important. We tried two places for our child. Only one felt right to us.
Before my daughter went into pre-school we were paying our Nanny $16/hr and averaging about $550/wk. That was before we realized we had to deal with taxes, then it went up to $19/hr and she took a small paycut (about $30/wk). Don't forget that nanny tax.
My 3 year old goes to an in home daycare and we pay $540 a month. She is licensed just like any of the big centers and there are only 8 kids total, ranging from 3m to 4 years. She provides breakfast and lunch as well.
We paid $270/week for the infant room, and price gets lower as they get older. I believe we are now paying about $240/week for a 2 year old. See if either of your jobs offer any kind of childcare benefits.
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