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How much of your daily pay is spent on childcare?

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TheHandsOfNeilBuchanan Sat 27-Jul-19 12:53:22

I finish mat leave in September. My daily income is around £180, DHs £125, nursery is £75-£85 depending if we need a long day, that's either 8-5:30 or 7:30-6:15 we have a tax free childcare account so get 20% from the government and because of consolidated working patterns for both of us and grandparents we will only use nursery one day a week.

CottonSock Thu 25-Jul-19 07:34:56

I was working 4 days and dropped to 3 as taking home £20 for the 4th day.

Sajacas Thu 25-Jul-19 07:33:16

I am currently doing the maths. I work part time, and if I can get a place in my local centre, it would be exactly 50% of my take home pay per month.
My transport costs are also about 10% of my salary a month.
I am starting to think it's not worth it.

luckygreeneyes Wed 12-Jun-19 16:36:18

8% if you include DH

luckygreeneyes Wed 12-Jun-19 16:32:44

Net £365 a day, nursery is £47 so 13%

Stroller15 Wed 12-Jun-19 16:26:08

3%. 50/50 with dh, ds in playgroup/nursery at £10 per day (9-1.30). Dh works evenings 5-12 and I work 8.30 - 4. It used to be £50 a day at private nursery.

nikosmum2010 Wed 12-Jun-19 16:17:27

Since 30 hours came in, I'm only paying £20grin snack money per term for the youngest. We do all pickups/drop offs ourselves. All 3 kids in school/preschool 9-3.

Lazypuppy Sat 08-Jun-19 21:39:54

I earn £600 a week, nursery costs £100 a week but split between me and partner so only responsible for £50 so only 8%ish of my income

Childcar12 Fri 07-Jun-19 12:07:04

@NannaNoodleman 😂👍

NannaNoodleman Fri 07-Jun-19 11:09:14

When I first went back to work about 95% of my salary went on nursery fees. DS now has 3 year funding and I'm swaggering around like a Kardashian.

Childcar12 Fri 07-Jun-19 09:49:50

I forgot to add my dc are 3 and 6

QforCucumber Fri 07-Jun-19 09:27:21

Nursery is £43.50 a day, we then get tax free childcare so pay £34.80. My gross income is £81/day. DH is £101.75/day. So approx 20% or 1/5 of our daily pay is childcare

sola82 Fri 07-Jun-19 09:27:00

Going back to work in September. Childcare (for 1 year old and 7 year old) will be 2/3 of my take home pay

NewAccount270219 Fri 07-Jun-19 09:24:02

I've just tried to do the maths for it per day and failed, but I know that childcare (childminder 3.5 days a week for one 11 month old) is about a quarter of my take home pay.

qazxc Fri 07-Jun-19 09:19:14

about half.

Childcar12 Fri 07-Jun-19 09:14:44

Just that really,I’ll start:
I earn 150ish per day 9-3ish
Childcare cost per day (nursery and Afterschool) is 20.

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