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Purplegirlie Mon 27-Jun-11 10:00:50

I'd be really interested to know, to see if my childminder is as competitively priced as I think she is.....

cookcleanerchaufferetc Mon 27-Jun-11 10:01:54

Depends on where you live, if before school, with/without meals, exclusive (no other children) or not, etc. More info required.

mrsmusic Mon 27-Jun-11 10:45:19

Our childminder charges £22 a day. We provide meals.
Our previous childminder charged £24 a day and meals were included.
Both are from 8am until 6pm (although our dd is there 7:45 until around 4:30; occasionally later).
We're in the North East.

HappyAsIAm Mon 27-Jun-11 10:46:55

You may be better off posting this question on the childminders, nannies etc board. I can't add anything more helpful than that, sorry.

RitaMorgan Mon 27-Jun-11 10:47:45

£4.90 an hour for nursery for an under-2. Includes meals and snacks but not nappies.

SarahBumBarer Mon 27-Jun-11 10:52:37

£40 per day for nursery for DS1 (11 months). Nursery is open for 11 hours so technically £3.63 per hour although we've never actually used the full 11 hours (and hopefully never will). We get a slight discount on the basis of DS attending a minimum of 6 sessions per week (ie 3 full days). This includes meals and snacks and drinks but not formula or nappies.

All very reasonable compared to our evening babysitter who charges £7 per hour plus bus/fare or taxi home (depending upon the hour).

millie30 Mon 27-Jun-11 10:54:45

£3.60 per hour nursery for a 2 year old. Includes snacks but it's an extra £1.90 for a meal. They only charge half the fee if child is absent due to sickness, and although you have to pay if you take child on holiday you can make up the sessions you have paid for afterwards for no extra cost.

Meglet Mon 27-Jun-11 10:56:25

£40 each per day for my pre-schoolers at nursery.

Lulabellarama Mon 27-Jun-11 10:57:06

£45 a day for my childminder, but we are in London where that's fairly average.
She provides meals and DS2 is there from 8am - 6pm two days a week. She would do a discount for the whole week.

sunshineandbooks Mon 27-Jun-11 10:58:13

£35 per 8-hour day at my CM, which includes meals. Same at nursery.

mycatoscar Mon 27-Jun-11 11:02:06

I am in the southeast, commuter area

I pay my CM for before and after shcool care £5 an hour to include breakfast and dinner. She charges £4.50 an hour for all day children and if I want to send dd is the holidays. I have a term time only contract.

I used to send dd to nursery which was around £50 a day, 51 weeks a year, so CM is definatly working out cheaper now dd is at school.

MrsKravitz Mon 27-Jun-11 11:02:28

We used to pay £7 if we needed a morning (8-8.20 including walk to bus) and £14 for an after school session (3.50p to anytime up to 6pm). Three days a week. No meals provided (they did get an afternoon snack). So if I used all the mornings ...£63 per week for three days after school care.

We binned that off and I have cut my hours by 6 hrs a week, which actually adds up to more than twice that amount but we are ok with that for now.

MrsKravitz Mon 27-Jun-11 11:03:23

Sorry, north west.

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 27-Jun-11 11:03:50

£60 per day for nursery (before free funding kicked in). That's for 9am - 5.30pm

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 27-Jun-11 11:04:00

Surrey btw

cleverything Mon 27-Jun-11 11:04:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

VeronicaCake Mon 27-Jun-11 11:07:01

£2.80 per hour for our childminder in the East Midlands. We pay £28 for a ten hour day though usually pick up early so she is only there 9hrs. And £1.50 a day for food.

It is ludicrously cheap IMO but she wouldn't accept more, and she does have four children there so she earns £11.20 an hour.

Nursery would have cost £35 a day inc meals.

TheThingUpstairs Mon 27-Jun-11 11:11:37

£35 for a day at nursery, this includes snacks but not lunch. Childminders here vary from about £3-5 (in Yorkshire).

Becaroooo Mon 27-Jun-11 11:14:32

Ds2 starts pre school in sept and its £8.50 per session...i.e. £17 for a full day (meals not included).

He is ony doing 2 mornings to start with then building up to 5 by the time he starts reception.

(I am in derbyshire)

Becaroooo Mon 27-Jun-11 11:16:10

£60 per day????


God, how do parents who work outside the home manage????

loueytb3 Mon 27-Jun-11 11:16:46

London suburbs, £4.50 per hour for our CM not including food/nappies - have 2 DCs so £9 per hour. We pay £2 per meal per child. This is pretty standard where we are, some charge £5 per hr inc meals. My CM is wonderful and does loads of craft/baking/activities with them. Any additional outings we pay for but she always checks that we are happy with them first.

This is still cheaper than a nanny (which we had previously). Although she was cheaper per hour at £8 net, once you add on tax/NI/expenses she worked out a lot more expensive.

Lulabellarama Mon 27-Jun-11 11:21:15

With DS1's after school club as well, we pay £55 a day in childcare costs. Add on the cost of London rent (£1350 for a two bed house) and this is why, despite my DH earning a salary that many would scoff at, we are left with almost nothing after we pay our bills.
Still it's all about the long game <desperately repeats mantra to self>

Becaroooo Mon 27-Jun-11 11:26:02

Oh lula how difficult for you.

Some of my female friends have - maybe - £40 a month left from their salary after childcare costs...and these women are working F/T!

Must be soul destroying sad

pantsandpup Mon 27-Jun-11 11:29:17

I'm in Hampshire and my wonderful childminder is one of the cheapest in the area at £3.00 an hour. I work two p/t days and 2 f/t, and my parents have dd one afternoon a week. I pay £20.00 a week during term time and £80.00 a week during holidays.

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 27-Jun-11 11:30:27

The only reason I manage is that my mother and MIL have DD one day a week each so she's only in nursery for 1 day a week. My dad worked out that, after childcare, travel etc I commute 2.5 hours per day into London for £3000 pa.

And there's no long game here unfortunately, she starts school in Sept '12 and I'll have to give it up. It's madness!

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