Could anyone tell me what the going hourly rate for in home daycare?

Kimberley - posted on 07/18/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )

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Then I would like to know what the hourly rate is for out of home daycare (child comes to my home). Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Maria - posted on 12/02/2012

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I was recommended to care for 3 children ages 13,5,and 2. This will be for 4 hours Mon -Thurs and occasionally Saturdays in their home . Preparing lite lunches, dinners and especially responsible to care for taking the 5 year old twice a week for therapy sessions,implement whatever exercises are required and keepiing the parents abreast of all information. They will pay for my gas and milage and anything i may need. Although I am not certified, I have always volunteered or worked with children, in schools,church or various organizations. What rate should I ask for in Michigan?

Elizabeth - posted on 07/20/2011

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I live in Oregon and I do daycare out of my home. I charge 2.50 per hour if they are not potty trained and 2.25 per hour if they are potty trained. I also charge 3.00 per day for food. I have no minimum that they have to pay per month. If your child is here an hour I only charge for one hour.

Blaire - posted on 07/20/2011

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I live in Florida. If it's daycare it's not usually per hour, it's either part time (1-2 days) or full time (3-5 days). When I was checking prices for my daughter, part-time was $40-$80 and full time was $90-$150. I think it depended on the certifications, whether they were licensed (not licensed in FL is 3 kids) and if they were licensed, if they were the only teacher or they had a helper. Also, home daycare was cheaper than in a facility. I work from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. so my daughter was there from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The person I ended up using charged $100 a week with meals/ snacks/ drinks provided. I had to provide formula, diapers and wipes. Hope this helps!

Lynn - posted on 07/19/2011

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I charge $30 per day, from 7:30-5:30, or $18 for 8-11:30. I include lunch and snacks or the full-day kids, not half-day. I charge $25 per day for the second child. I take all major holidays off, paid, and four paid weeks' vacation per year. I'm in Chandler, AZ, which is about 45 minutes from Phoenix. I've had a home preschool for 15 years now.

Keri - posted on 07/20/2011

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depends where you are, what institution you go to, and what they do (change diapers, feed, etc.) When my son started at his daycare (in Phoenix, AZ) we paid $33/day (with a 'day' being up to the entire 12 hours the place is open, and their definition of a 'full day' was including lunch), but after he was potty trained the price dropped to just $31/day

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Laura - posted on 08/03/2011

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Sadly I think that's the going rate for the NYC metro area. She's costing me as much as my mortgage.

Laura - posted on 08/02/2011

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I live in southern CT and pay $15/hr for my 2 kids to be watched in my home. It's killing me.

Jenny - posted on 07/20/2011

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My child attends a wonderful daycare. But it comes at a cost. We pay $283 per week, full time in the two year old room.

R - posted on 07/20/2011

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It depends on your area. Call around some daycare providers and you'll get rates. Out here where I live, the going rate is $1.75 an hour for regular daycare and $2.50-3.00 per hour for drop in.



Presuming a parent works 8 hours a day plus lunch and commute time, child is there maybe 9 or 10 hours, that would work out to around $85 a week for day care. I'm in South Dakota.



As a side note, I have a day nanny who comes out and watches my 2 yo for usually 6 hours or so a day. I pay her $2.50 an hour with an extra $1 per hour bonus at the end of the summer.

Sherri - posted on 07/20/2011

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I am in US East coast. I charge $150 full time half price for second child. Get pd. for sick days and all major holidays. I take 1 vacation a year and they DO NOT have to pay me. I have had a home daycare/preschool for the last 11yrs. Also parents supply all diapers, wipes, food & drinks.

Kelly - posted on 07/19/2011

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I live in BC and typically families will pay between 30-40.00/day for up to 10 hours of service. It completely depends on what your certification is and what services you are planning on providing, it will also depend on the ages of the children. For instance if it is an infant/toddler then you are able to charge more simply because they have a higher need/demand of your attention. You have to be careful of the laws and the limit of how many children you can have if you are not licensed. Where about's are you located?

Alicia - posted on 07/19/2011

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Hello,
I do daycare out of my home as well... For one child it is $35 for the day and for two kids it would be $45. I also charge for being late for pickup and also for early morning drops and late night hours. I charge more for holidays and a few extra dollars for more that 2 kids.

Kim - posted on 07/19/2011

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I live in Ontario near Niagara Falls. You can pay anywhere from 25-35 a day depending on age of child. In Toronto my sister paid 45 a day. The lady down the street charges 25 for full day up to 10hrs $5 an hour more after that. Where are you located? Hope this helps.

Kimberley - posted on 07/19/2011

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Thank you so much for all your responses. I live in Canada and just wonder if I could get a comparison. If there are any Canadian Moms out there that could help me, please write. Thanks to all for your time and advise!!

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When my MIL did in-home daycare she charged $500 monthly. She also charged $125 per week (or $30 per day) if an older child was on school vacation and the parents had to work. She did not allow full time kids to do weekly though, and she did not give a part time discount.



Like others have said, a lot of it depends on where you live, if the person is certified (which I highly recommend - my MIL was certified and got a lot moer kids because of it), if the daycare follows a food program (we have one thoruhg our state whereif my MIL gave the kids healthy food and kept track of it every day then the state would reimburse her for her food expenses, so she was able to keep her rates lower because of that), etc. It never hurts to ask around in your area to get a feel for what peope charge :)

Karen - posted on 07/18/2011

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i don't charge by the hour, but for four hours or less i charge $15 and anything more then four hours is $25

Katherine - posted on 07/18/2011

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I was paying $30 a day for a private daycare, it all depends on where you go.

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I go to a lady's house and watch her two kids (sometimes only one of them). I charge $10/hour, but I'm cheaper than what she used to pay ($12 for one kid, $14 for both). If they were in MY house I could have more kids there and charge less, but I can't do that at the moment.

September - posted on 07/18/2011

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It really depends on where you live. We pay $875.00 a month for full time care for an in home licensed program. We live in Washington State.

Christy - posted on 07/18/2011

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My sister takes her son to an at home daycare (he's 3.5) and the lady charges her 570 a month (it depends on the certifications you have). He is there from 7:30-6, so 10.5 hours a day, Mon-Fri. I guess you can get away with charging more per hour if the child you are caring for isn't "full-time" though.



BTW we are in Texas and the lady doing the at home daycare has 4 kids total (allowed by law but no more) and is certified, not licensed like daycare facility.

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