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  1. #1
    Betty Taylor
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    Default Childcare pricing (Re: need advice....)

    > <snip> I would advise her to print up a sheet for each child

    > everyday.

    > Check the child in front of the parents for bruises and bumps.

    This is a great idea, to protect everyone--parents, child care

    provider and child.



    > My sister found one child at her church and word of mouth gave her

    > 5! She

    > charges 100.00 a week bring their own food and snacks, 7:30-5:00..

    > late fees

    > if they are late.. discussed ahead of time. She lives in Florida.

    > Debbie

    >

    I've never run a daycare but I've used several. 100 a week is too

    little to charge! Quality child care is worth more. Even with 5

    clients that is only $500 divided by 47.5 hours--just over $10 an

    hour. Take out taxes, self employment taxes, pay for some health

    insurance, and there will be little left over.



    Of course as a parent I would LOVE very cheap child care but I still

    feel that child care providers deserve to get paid a decent wage. I'd

    suggest calling several child care centers in the area and then

    pricing your service a bit lower (if you don't supply all the

    services that the centers offer).






  2. #2
    Suzi McMullen
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    Default Childcare pricing (Re: need advice....)

    Also, I would like to point out that this math scenario does not take into

    consideration many things like... the increased utilities from being home all

    day and not being able to adjust the thermostat for going to work and being out

    of the house 8-10 hours per day. Then there is the fact we pay all our social

    security taxes and don't have half paid by an employer. There is also the

    increase in cleaning supplies, paper products, wear and tear on our furniture,

    toys, crayons, glue, construction paper, books, other learning supplies,

    advertising, tax preparation which is now higher than a normal family would have

    and the list is nearly endless. So subtract about 40% from that 10 something

    per hour figure and now the person is down to minimum wage easy.



    Suzi

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: Betty Taylor

    Subject: Budget101.com : Childcare pricing (Re: need advice....)





    > <snip> I would advise her to print up a sheet for each child

    > everyday.

    > Check the child in front of the parents for bruises and bumps.

    This is a great idea, to protect everyone--parents, child care

    provider and child.

    <excess post snipped by mods>






 

 

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