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Offline rubydamselfly

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Daycare costs?
« on: January 14, 2018, 10:19:58 PM »
Hey, I have only found old treads about daycare costs. How much do yours run? We both expect to be working full time. I will be on a Tier 2 visa. Thanks.

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Re: Daycare costs?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 12:03:17 AM »
Ours were about £1,200 a month for full-time care for each -- at £5 per hour from 7 am to 5 pm, plus incidentals/the occasional day where we needed to work late. The base was about £1,000 a month, and then the cost increased based on days where we needed to drop early/pick up late, etc.


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Re: Daycare costs?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 08:10:52 AM »
I think £45 per day is pretty standard where I live. Slightly less for childminders. What age is your child?
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Re: Daycare costs?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 08:48:59 AM »
I'm in the Southeast of England and it's about £1200 a month full time for my baby (under 2).  My older child (3) is a bit less as the price drops a bit as they get older and they get 15 hours "free" during term time.  But it's still every bit of £2,000+ per month.

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Re: Daycare costs?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 10:15:22 AM »
Ouch! And I think my cats are expensive!  ;D
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Re: Daycare costs?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 11:31:57 AM »
Doing the maths....what is the break-even salary?
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Re: Daycare costs?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 11:46:41 AM »
Doing the maths....what is the break-even salary?

£35k-ish?  Give or take a few...

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Re: Daycare costs?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 04:22:49 PM »
Had the call with the nursery today. Ours is £933 per month which includes nappies and food also.
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Re: Daycare costs?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 05:33:37 PM »
We broke even at £35k with using the max childcare vouchers available. It was a career booster for me but not a money maker, unfortunately!

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Re: Daycare costs?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 07:05:33 PM »
Doing the maths....what is the break-even salary?

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Re: Daycare costs?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 10:34:31 PM »
Thanks all! This actually looks terrible and more expensive than here in the US! My husband will probably be a stay at home dad I think.

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Re: Daycare costs?
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 11:30:15 PM »
Goodness, I thought the fact I work shifts was a bad thing, but maybe it's conducive to only paying for part time daycare someday instead of morning and evening sessions....
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Re: Daycare costs?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2018, 12:18:10 AM »
In the US we just paid $1,800 a month for one, so I wouldn't say it's worse! Sending him to private school is cheaper -- was never so grateful to see his birthday!