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how much dyou spend on childcare?

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howiloveanicecupoftea Thu 26-Nov-15 22:02:48

Just wondering how much you pay out for childcare each month and wondering how the heck anyone affords it?!

HSMMaCM Fri 27-Nov-15 08:03:14

Full time childcare in my area just over £1000/month. Most parents use childcare vouchers.

Callaird Sat 28-Nov-15 22:37:16

I'm a nanny, my boss spends a lot!! It's not just the childcare, it's feeding me (all meals in my contract), heating the house while they are out all day (although I don't feel the cold so not as much as some of my nanny friends employers have to pay), craft/baking items, classes, cover if I'm sick (their families live a long way off and some couldn't cope with my charge all day (elderly) but I haven't had anytime off in two years even though I have been very ill at times) fuel for their car (we're in London so don't use it a huge amount).

Childminders/nurseries won't have these added costs.

blueshoes Sat 28-Nov-15 23:26:32

£600 a month for an aupair, which includes food and holiday cover and wrap around care for 2 dcs in ft school.

CheekyMaleekey Sat 28-Nov-15 23:28:58

Nothing. Do it all myself. smile

Bonkerz Mon 30-Nov-15 19:10:16

There is affordable childcare out there. I'm a childminder. Graded outstanding. I have a degree in childcare and charge £3 per hour!

ProjectPerfect Mon 30-Nov-15 19:16:54

I have a nanny and I'm the other side of callairds coin. It's a lot of money but without her I couldn't earn what I do. I reckon I'll need a nanny for another 6 years so I just imagine what life will be like when I dont need one grin

NewLife4Me Mon 30-Nov-15 19:19:08

Nothing, have never spent a penny on childcare either grin

GreenTomatoJam Mon 30-Nov-15 19:21:14

1000ish a month - 1 2 year old, and 1 5 year old, 9-5:30 5 days a week (5 year old after school).

I used to have a nanny 3 days a week, and it was lovely, but cost 10k a year more than my awesome childminder for less childcare.

unlimiteddilutingjuice Mon 30-Nov-15 19:28:50

I work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
DH does Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
One day per week for 2 kids with a childminder is £50.
I was lucky to get my current role as a jobshare. If I was working full time the childcare would completely clear out my wages and tax credits would bring me up to the level I earn now!

Muddlewitch Mon 30-Nov-15 19:33:30

£400 per month now they are all in school, was £1000 before.

AngelsWithFilthySouls Mon 30-Nov-15 19:39:37

£400 per month for 2 days a week in nursery. I dropped to 4 days and GPs do the other two days so we're very lucky and DS loves those days.

williaminajetfighter Mon 30-Nov-15 22:56:43

1,050 per month. It's expensive down here. I get childcare vouchers which helps slightly.

It's hard to compare like for like because some at the daycare get a percentage of childcare paid for the govt as their children are age 3+ and many get tax credits to cover a significant portion of their childcare costs.

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