4 answers

How Much to Charge for Child Care?

I am considering taking in a friends 6 week old baby and taking care of her while she works. I have a one year old that is home with me as well.
Since I don't use any kind of daycare I have no idea what to charge her. I want to be fair, both to her and to myself. Can anyone give me a range of what is a reasonable amount to pay/charge for private child care?

Thanks a bunch!

What can I do next?

More Answers

I've been pricing day cares (Unlicensed In Home Day Cares) and I've found them to be between $85 & $95 dollars a week. The younger the child the more you charge. I spoke with one day care today who wanted to charge me $150 a week and I thought that she was insane because the church across the street only charges $130 a week. Hope this helps!

I pay $10 per hour for two children in my home for a college student to watch the kids. I have checked and an infant at Kindercare is $217 per week. I would have to provide formula, diapers, a clean sheet every week. I think you should ask your friend what she is comfortable with or give her a figure if it is weekly.

I pay $100 wk for private in-home care, but I have short work hours. I think the other parents pay her $125 wk. But make sure the parents supply all the diapers, wipes, formula & baby food. Once my son was old enough to eat regular food, I only supplied diapers. All the moms take turns every other week bringing in wipes, oatmeal & cereal. The daycare lady supplies the milk, juice, lunch and snacks.

I paid $125 a week for private child care in someone else's home while my daughter was 3-12 months old. I supplied all food, bottles, formula, diapers, wipes, toys, etc. The sitter had her own pack and play and swing, so I didn't have to provide that.

Good luck!

Required Fields

Our records show that we already have a Mamapedia or Mamasource account created for you under the email address you entered.

Please enter your Mamapedia or Mamasource password to continue signing in.

Required Fields

, you’re almost done...

Since this is the first time you are logging in to Mamapedia with Facebook Connect, please provide the following information so you can participate in the Mamapedia community.

As a member, you’ll receive optional email newsletters and community updates sent to you from Mamapedia, and your email address will never be shared with third parties.

By clicking "Continue to Mamapedia", I agree to the Mamapedia Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.