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the Price of Daycare for One Child between 13 and 24 months

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$ 1018
Mar 2008
mount laurel, nj
18 months
Monthly daycare service for our young toddler  more... close row
$ 200
Mar 2008
Denver, CO
20 months
In-home childcare with a licensed childcare provider  more... close row
$ 1080
Mar 2008
Bloomfield, NJ
15 months
Monthly childcare for young child  more... close row
$ 25
Mar 2008
New Castle, PA
20 months
Hard to find reliable care  more... close row

Description of service

My 20 month old son has had three babysitters since I went back to work. My most recent sitter came to my home to watch my son. She watched my son from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. She charged $25 per day. She prepared simple meals throughout the day (mac and cheese, grilled cheese, etc.) My son has never been a sleeper, so typically he would only nap about an hour a day for her. While he napped, my sitter would keep herself busy by unloading the dishwasher or doing some light dusting. My son started walking at 10 months old and running at 11 months old, so my sitter spent most of her day playing chase. She actually lost 14 pounds in the 6 months that she sat for my son.

Review of Service

I believe that $125 per week for child care is extremely reasonable. I know sitters who charge by the hour, so if you work an 8hr day, you could be paying anywhere from $40 per day to $60 per day. The sitter who watched out of my home made life pretty simple for me. I didn't have to lug my son out in bad weather or worry about putting a bag together for him everyday. When my son napped, my sitter would do dishes, laundry, whatever she saw needed done. She enjoyed keeping busy. Best and most important part, my sitter truly formed a bond with my son. She was older, but kept up with my little ball of energy all day long. She was like having a third grandma.


When looking for a sitter, place an ad in your newspaper. You will get many calls, but you can weed out a lot of candidates this way. You really do get a sense for people after talking to them for a few minutes. Let people know what you want to pay, ask around your area, you'll find out what the going rate is for a sitter service. When you interview your potential candidate, find out if they smoke and if they will be watching other children along with yours.

$ 30
Mar 2008
West Grove, Pa
19 months
Daily care for young daughter  more... close row
$ 90
May 2008
South Point, Ohio
State certified day care center  more... close row
$ 300
May 2008
San Diego, CA
22 months
Child care in yoiur own house much easier  more... close row
$ 80
May 2008
Sterling, Illinois
24 months
One week of daycare at two dollars an hour  more... close row
$ 40
May 2006
Audobon, NJ
14 months
A day care where child does not need to be potty trained  more... close row
$ 0
Oct 2010
City, State
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$ 120
Apr 2007
Warren, AR
15 months
One week of child care not including diapers or baby food  more... close row
$ 145
Apr 2008
Buford, GA
18 months
Payment in advance to secure your spot  more... close row
$ 5
Mar 2008
18 months
In home child care for young daughter  more... close row