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what does it cost to send my child to a private nursery?

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manutd Sat 09-Apr-05 01:13:52

It would be for five days a week, 9 - 5 .
What is the kind of amount I would expect to pay each month at a private nursery?

stressedmumof1 Sat 09-Apr-05 02:07:17

The amount you pay depends on where you live, other factors can be the age of the child and how many children are at the nursery. Ds has been to 3 nurseries the first was approx £90 a week, second £485 a month and third £100 a week now £96 a week for holiday club. hth

bitscared Sat 09-Apr-05 07:44:33

In my area it costs £800 per month.

iota Sat 09-Apr-05 07:51:16

MK Council nuseries
£731 pcm for 0 - 2 yrs
£613 pcm for 3 - 5 yrs

Hulababy Sat 09-Apr-05 08:12:35

We are in Sheffield and day nurseries range from £25 a day to £32 a day. The cost does not reflect te best nurseries bizarrely though. Friend pays £31 a day, has to take al own food, etc. but is not happy with it - has just withdrawn her child infact. However we pay £26.50 day, including all meals, and it is fantastic.

Looka round!

morningpaper Sat 09-Apr-05 08:18:20

I pay £700 a month in the South West. (I actually only use 1.5 days a week, but that's the full time cost.)

Toothache Sat 09-Apr-05 08:55:36

I pay £27.50 a day for my ds (3.9yrs) and £32.50 per day for my dd (8mths). That is a standard rate around Central Scotland I believe. I moved my dd to a chilminder as it was MUCH cheaper... only £25 per day. Ds is 3 so gets his Nursery vouvhers from the goverment so we get money off of him. They are only in childcare 2 days a week or we could NEVER afford it.

hoxtonchick Sat 09-Apr-05 09:00:22

where we live in central/east london private nurseries start at about £50/day & just go up & up..... (to about £80/day i think ). we are very lucky that ds goes to a sure start nursery which is £21/day (a bit more for under 2s).

JulieF Sun 10-Apr-05 22:41:57

In Stoke its about £25 per day. I pay £28 but that is becasue its part of a prep school.

giraffeski Sun 10-Apr-05 23:19:38

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cazzybabs Sun 10-Apr-05 23:41:43

We pay (I think) about 630 a month for dd1 (who is 2) and 700 a month for dd2 (who is 6 months) in Cambridge. About the going rate - but more than my salary

milward Sun 10-Apr-05 23:44:10

Never realised how expensive nursery care is - how many children are in these nurseries?

mmmmchocolate Sun 10-Apr-05 23:48:51

I live in essex and my friend pays £30.00 a day for her 7 month old.. And has to pay even if he doesn;t go aswell.

Toothache Mon 11-Apr-05 07:53:55

Milward - depends on the age of the child. The ratio of adult to child changes which is why the price is high if the child is under 2.

1:3 for babies
1:5 for 2 to 3 yr olds
1:8 for preschoolers

That's the ratios at ds's Nursery. And that price doesn't include their food!

milward Mon 11-Apr-05 13:35:45

Thanks for the info toothache. Just seems so much money - childcare is expensive but compared to what people earn it just seems so much - just working to pay the childcare. This must happen alot.

MrsDoolittle Mon 11-Apr-05 13:42:58

I pay £37 a day. Dd has a full-time place. This month is a five week one - we have paid £825. I commute 70 miles a day. So with increasing oil prices, it looks like unlikely that I shall be able to afford to keep my job

MrsDoolittle Mon 11-Apr-05 13:44:16

I also have to pay for the 7 weeks that I have her out of nursery when I am on annual leave!

milward Mon 11-Apr-05 13:50:09

Goodness Mrs D - it sounds to me like alot of money. Hope things work out with your job & childcare.

MrsDoolittle Mon 11-Apr-05 13:56:43

Thank you milward We were doing our sums this weekend - it's cost me £360 a month to keep my car on the road and going to work. I love my job, but is it worth this?

Chandra Mon 11-Apr-05 14:00:12

DS's charges 28 pounds per complete day (8-6), including lunch, tea and snacks. I'm very happy with it.

Blu Mon 11-Apr-05 14:04:06

Once they are 3 you can get the early years grant subsidy - be sure to ask the nursery whether the price includes this or not. And you can get tax credits for nursery care, and have £50 of your salary (you and/or your DH) each week paid in vouchers each week which are free of tax and NI - so it all adds up.

triceratops Mon 11-Apr-05 14:04:54

What about guilt, worry and stress? I sent ds to nursery five mornings a week from 12 months to 2 yrs. I wish I hadn't now. The job was rubbish and ds was miserable. After nursery fees I probably managed a takehome of £50 per week.

Chandra Mon 11-Apr-05 14:11:39

Oh yeah! but that's a completely different thread , lets solve one problem at a time

MoggyMummy Mon 11-Apr-05 14:16:55

I pay £980 per month for 5 days a week. Their full-time hours are 8-6. That does include weekly sport and music session too.

Prufrock Mon 11-Apr-05 14:26:53

I usd to pay £1,045 per month for an under 2. that was from 7.30am to 6.30pm (though dd rarely went that early)

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