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    Default I am about to start Family Day Care, what do you think - Pricing etc...????

    Hourly Rate: $10.00/hr/child (CCB & CCR cover % of this)
    Late Fees: $1.00/minute unless prior arragement has been made

    What's Included: Travel to & from school, all meals, nappies/wipes, arts & crafts supplies, all linen, excursions, end of year scrapbook etc...

    What to bring: Babies formula, Dummies, Change of Clothes, Hat, Comforter (Blanket/Toy for sleep) & Bottles

    Operating Hours: 6:30am - 6:30pm (12hrs/day Monday-Friday)

    ***Outside Hours/Weekend Care - Emergencies Only***
    Public Holidays: Emergency Care Only

    My Holidays: I take 4 weeks off over the Christmas/New Year period when most families are either away on holidays or annual leave from work. Dates are advised 3 months in advance.



    I am just trying to get pricing right - I am really sort of taking a guess. Is this too much? Would you be happy with this service? Any feedback and advice is greatly appreciated Thankyou
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    Default I am about to start Family Day Care, what do you think - Pricing etc...????

    I pay a centre $71 a day for 630-600pm care (for a 3-4yo, babies cost a bit more). That's without my rebate.... Will you have a flat day rate regardless of hours used in the time bracket?

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    Default I am about to start Family Day Care, what do you think - Pricing etc...????

    I think what you're offering is quite generous.
    I'm starting it in March/April next year (will have my newbie as part of the ratio as well) and will be charging $8 p/h, all food to be provided by parents, drop off and pick up parents responsibility and hours 9-4.

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    Doesn't the family day care organisation you are going through give you a guide to work out your pricing?

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    Default I am about to start Family Day Care, what do you think - Pricing etc...????

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    Doesn't the family day care organisation you are going through give you a guide to work out your pricing?
    Yes they do, they advise what kind of hours and pricing you should arrange but ultimately the choice is up to you.

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    Default I am about to start Family Day Care, what do you think - Pricing etc...????

    I couldn't afford $120 per day before rebates! (6 till 6) or are you only charging the hours used?

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    I have been told that it is basically up to me - that they have a range of carers charging different prices based on what the provide. They gave me a little bit of a guide but with having 2 of my own children at home (+1 at school) I can't charge $5 or $6 per hour because it just wouldn't be worth it after my tax and other costs come out. Does that make sense?

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    I am just charging for the hours that are used

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    Default I am about to start Family Day Care, what do you think - Pricing etc...????

    I suppose you have to also consider supply and demand in your area, and how many kids you'd need to max profit and get an economy of scale... I am paid well, but still couldn't afford that. Best of luck, I'm sure you will do great!

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    Could you ask other providers in the area what they charge and use that as a guide?


 

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