We’re starting our first week of childcare this week. It’s in an accredited (or evaluated by the Health Board) private day care in a residential setting. No one actually lives in the house, though.
There are about 8 or 9 kids, two full time teachers and one helper (part time, I think she comes for meals and pick up). They get a morning snack (juice, toast, fruit), a hot lunch and a snack in the afternoon. We have to provide diapers and wipes.
It’s costing us 115Euros a week. That’s about 115USDollars. It’s open from 9-5.30pm, Mondays through Fridays. It’s the same price no matter what age the children are.
You have to pay for all 52 weeks in the year, even the week between Xmas and New Year’s when they’re not even open! If you miss a day (or week) you still have to pay.
115E seems to be the normal price around here. How much do you pay for child care? Please include your child’s age, the setting and the hours. Just wondering if that is expensive as it sounds.