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Describe your weekly childcare arrangements and cost

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MrsMarigold Fri 11-Jul-14 20:59:34

My two DC go to a childminder one day a week from 9am till 4pm it cost £534 pcm for both of them to go there - we are in London.
Apart from that I have them all the time.

Flisspaps Fri 11-Jul-14 21:04:04

2yo DS with our lovely CM 8.30-5.30
4yo DD with our lovely CM 11.25-5.30

£3.25 p/h each. We get £243 childcare vouchers a month so pay around £600 on a full month. No holiday care needed as DH is a teacher. We don't pay a retainer for holidays.

My childminder is bloody amazing. smile

NickNacks Fri 11-Jul-14 21:07:27

fliss did you used to be a cm?

<sorry for hijack!>

DuckSongRocks Fri 11-Jul-14 21:09:41

£1024 per month FT for <2 yo; you could have 8-6 for that if needed. All meals (cooked onsite), not nappies.

Jsa1980 Fri 11-Jul-14 21:11:24

2 days a week, nursery, 14 month old. £490

Waggamamma Fri 11-Jul-14 21:13:31

DP starts work at 2pm tues-fri. We have one ds aged 3. Another on the way.

I work mon-wed.

Dp does morning childcare, ds goes to preschool 12:30-3pm mon-fri. It costs us £2 per week snack money.

I work 9-5 mon-wed but I compress my hours using flexitime and leave early on wed to do preschool pick up. A friend helps us out and picks up ds on a tues.

Before his free preschool hours we were paying £50 per day for nursery.

IShallCallYouSquishy Fri 11-Jul-14 21:13:47

2.1 yo DD 9:30-18:00 one day a week at present with childminder. £5.50 p/hr includes everything.

When I go back to work after mat leave with DS they will both go one day a week 8:15-18:15.

Yama Fri 11-Jul-14 21:14:35

It costs £10 per day for dd's before and after school care.

It costs ... em £36 I think for ds at his nursery. However, we get £165 per month back govt funding and through both dh and I taking part in the voucher scheme we save an additional £140 per month.

Like another poster, we don't need holidays and we pay no retainer.

missusmrs Fri 11-Jul-14 21:15:29

4 days a week. Ds1 afterschool. D's 1 full day £1300 a month.

missusmrs Fri 11-Jul-14 21:15:41

4 days a week. Ds1 afterschool. D's 1 full day £1300 a month.

BeCool Fri 11-Jul-14 21:15:43

Dd1 after school care approx £45 per week. With CM for some of holiday.

Dd2 ft with CM. £200 per week

All in about £14k a year in London.

CM has not put her rates up in 6 years.

Flisspaps Fri 11-Jul-14 21:16:33

NickNacks I did, resigned my registration a year ago smile

inadaydream Fri 11-Jul-14 21:21:31

No child care required and so therefore our bill is £0. I am a childminder so earn my income from lovely families like yours (or will do when I return back to it from mat leave in September).

MasteredTheWavesNow Fri 11-Jul-14 21:23:56

I pay my most excellent childminder £5p/h per child. She provides everything.

I love her, my kids (one full time, one after school care) love her.

I wish I could win the lottery and pay her what she truly deserves.

An amazing childminder is a wonderful person. I thank my lucky stars every day!

Itsjustmeagain Fri 11-Jul-14 21:25:52

last week of this then I am finishing!

dd1 after school club 3:30-6
ds1 same
dd2 same
dds 3 and 4 nursery 8-6

monthly cost £2230ish

from summer hols I am a SAHM shock

dashoflime Fri 11-Jul-14 21:28:49

1 child, 2 days with lovely childminder: £60 a week.

Livvylongpants Fri 11-Jul-14 21:28:51

DS goes 3 days a ween 7.30 - 5.30 as does DD but she goes to preschool 9-3 one of those day. She charges £4 an hour plus £10 a week to collect the children in the mornings.

Our weekly bill is just over £250

sleepyhead Fri 11-Jul-14 21:29:44

3 days nursery for ds2 @ £49 per day, so around £730pm.

DH cut his hours and works 8-2 on the days I work so we don't need after school care for ds1 any more.

Was a shock to the system going back to nursery fees after 3 years out shock

We're lucky that we can juggle school holidays between us as I can swap working days on an ad hoc basis and dh works shifts.

MrsMarigold Fri 11-Jul-14 21:30:09

Wow it varies enormously.

sleeplessinderbyshire Fri 11-Jul-14 21:32:18

Nanny 8am-7pm Mon and Thurs (takes DD1 to school and picks her up, has DD2 all day)
Weds nursery 8-530 plus afterschool club for DD1
Fri nursery 8-530 (but I usually get DD2 at 3 or so) and sometimes DD1 at breakfast club if DH can't do school run

£1000 a month give or take

ThinkIveBeenHacked Fri 11-Jul-14 21:32:59

shock OP thats £8.80 per hour per dc!? For a CM!?

Itd be cheaper to employ a Nanny surely.

Thats incredibly pricey for a CM.

MrsMarigold Fri 11-Jul-14 21:36:44

She is very good - we had a nanny at one point but I find it better if the DC are out of the house

NickNacks Fri 11-Jul-14 21:43:11

Not stalking you just recognised your username smile

ICanHearYou Fri 11-Jul-14 21:43:41

2 in nursery, 1 3 days a week and 1 2 days a week. Cost of 150 a month

Bingbongbinglybunglyboo Fri 11-Jul-14 21:45:52

Three children. All under 4.

Childcare is me. All the time.

Costs me my sanity, career and ability to talk about anything other than blinking children!

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