Wondering What Everyone Is Paying for In-home Childcare

Updated on July 10, 2007
J.G. asks from Minneapolis, MN
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I am wondering what familys are paying for in home childcare these days. When responding, please include child's age and your daycare location, also if you are full time or part time(and how many days a week). Do you get a better rate for multiple children from one family? Thank you all for you response and help!

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answers from Minneapolis on

I pay 145 per week for each child, I have one infant and a toddler and there is no difference for the ages. I use the day care 4 days a week, there would be no difference if I were to use her 5 days a week, I would just have to work shorter days to be able to attend her day care.

My previous day care I was paying 175 per week for one child, over the age of one.



answers from Duluth on

I haven't put my kids in daycare down here, just up in northern Minnesota. I will tell you I get $125 per week for a 50 hour week, 18 month old, doing inhome daycare in the Apple Valley Area. Iknow there's lots of providers on here. Welcome to Minnesota!



answers from Minneapolis on

I pay $170 for 5 days a week for my five-year-old in Bloomington. My provider offers a discounted rate for more than one child and she doesn't take children under age one. Hope this helps!



answers from Minneapolis on

I pay $40 per day for each child, no pay differencial for age. There is no discount for multiple children. Or for 4 days each week (Mon-Thurs) it is $150. So, for 2 kids full time, we were paying $1200. Now we only go Part time and she is very flexible with us we've been with her so long. The daycare is in S. Minneapolis and she is always full. The rates were a little higher for in-home daycare when we researched because she is only open 4 days. But, my kids love her and I wouldn't bring them anywhere else.



answers from Minneapolis on

I am a licensed childcare provider in So. St. Paul. My hours of operation are 5:30 am to 5:30 pm. I charge either a part time or a full time rate, depending upon the hours needed. My current rates are as follows:

Children Ages 2 years or older:
Part time care, which consists of 30 hrs our less per week
$90.00 per week, per child

Full time care, which consists of 31 hours or more per week
$120.00 per week, per child

Infant/toddler under 2 years of age:
Part time care, 30 hrs or less
$130.00 per week, per child

Full time care, 31 hrs or more
$150.00, per week, per child

I do not offer a discount on multiple children in one family, as I feel that my rates are already lower than most in my area. I am often told that my rates are that of Northern Mn providers, and I have to say that I've found that to be true with my research.

I hope you found this information helpful. If you have any other questions regarding childcare, don't hesitate to ask.

Kind Regards,



answers from Minneapolis on

I am an in-home daycare provider in Minnetonka. There is a wide range of prices out there, but what you really need to pay attention to is caregiver to child ratio. I am licensed to care for 10 children, but I think that is way too many to handle. The most I have ever had at once was six, and I thought that was spreading myself a little thin. Right now I have four including my own and I think that is a perfect number for me, but because I have just a few children I must charge more. My rate is $260 for a 40-50 hour week. My families are able and willing to pay more for more attention. I hope that helps.

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