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    Default What would you pay for Family Day Care?

    I'm about to start to doing Family Day Care, just doing my family hand book, was going to charge $9 an hr per child. Do you that would be reasonable or too much? What would you be willing to pay?

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    That would really depend on what you are including in your service. This is what I would want to know before deciding - are nappies/wipes/meals provided? If meals are provided are they home made or prebought? What does your program look like? What activities and experiences are you providing?

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    I would pay $80 a day and wouldn't want anything included.

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    Our local FDC charges $6/hr.

    At $9/hr, my kids go to a proper long day care with hot lunches, qualified teachers and all the rest.

    I would not pay $9/hr for FDC.

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    "Proper long day care".... FDC is governed by the same national equality framework as LDC, there is nothing less proper about it??

    I pay $7ph and Morning and Afternoon Tea are provided which is usually fruit, yoghurt, muffins or something the children have made together in the Morning. We provide lunch, nappies and wipes. $9 an hour I would probably expect wipes and lunch provided but we use cloth nappies so nappies wouldn't bother me.

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    By a proper long day care, I mean classroom environment. They used to go to FDC, but I found my eldest needed a more structured and social environment. FDC is not a Long Day Care centre. It is home based care. For the most part, it is excellent too. I'm not saying anything against FDC. OP asked an opinion about costing, I gave my opinion. Nothing more, nothing less.

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    I would be charging similar to what the child care centers around you are charging. When I was doing family day care (in Melbourne) I was charging $10ph, operating 7:30-5:30 and provided everything but lunch. Most of the centers in my area were charging between $85-$95. Hth

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    I used to pay $8/hr - which didn't provide meals or nappies or anything but I loved my day care mum and was very happy to pay that!

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    I pay $40 per day now and I supply everything. I am happy paying this amount.

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    I pay $69 a day in LDC in the 3+ room (so TT) all meals are provided


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