Child Care costs

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  1. lotusmark2

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    OK PLEASE dont ask!
    for info only at this stage..
    How much a week are you looking at for childcare costs ?
    Cheers
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    What sort of childcare ? Childminder / Nursery / Other ?
     
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    Sorry should have been more specific
    creshe/nursery
     
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    You are looking at approx. £550 per month for full time private nursery / creche. (Excluding meals !)

    S.
     
  5. Ashley

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    i pay 120 a week in cumbria 9-5 (i pick her up at 4 but do not get money off), kids school is cheeper at 110 a week (but then again the kids do not go to school each week :mad: )
     
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    Can post a reply to that as I dont want to go off on a four letter rant!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMG!
     
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    how much did you thing it was going to be?
     
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    Should have edited my reply to add

    "and well worth every penny" :D :D

    .... luckily he's at school now, so a temporary reprieve for the finances until my younger son is old enough to go !

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    I have to be honest and say I have never even thought about it before but "those" conversations are starting to happen so thought I would ask the font of all knowledge....you lot
     
  10. Ashley

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    You can get tax relief for childcare but I am unsure how much as I am not entitled, but I am sure someone here will know more.
     
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    The Government reckons the AVERAGE childcare cost for an under two year old is £7,000 p.a.
     
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    the mind boggles. expensive little gits!
     
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    I asked one of the staff he said go here, he earns around 25k year and I think this wife will be on 10 k year. He gets paid tax credit.

    thats http://www.entitledto.co.uk/
     
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    Many Thanks guys
     
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    did this was result dam :(
     
  16. Ashley

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    Knoked my eraning down to 25k year result was

    Bloody good help if you ask me. thats a 1k off the Council Tax bill

    i got it up to 7k which means negative tax. 4 kids 25k year
     
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    But a good childcare facilty is worth its weight in gold. Cheap childcare may be poor and so a false ecomy. You need childcare that is reliable, flexible and right for you and your child whatever it costs.

    Costs vary dramatically from region to region and town to town. The only way to find out what it might cost you is to ring some up. Your local authority will have a childcare contact that can send you an info pack with details of nurseries, childminders and the such like.

    Some LAs subsidise nurseries whereas others don't. But for full time childcare in a nursery don't expect it to be any less than £500 per month.

    Are we thinking about a weeny Smartee then :rolleyes: ;) :devil:

    Or is it a done deal :eek:
     
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    It is under consideration but we may be moving house first (get it out of the way)
     
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    Strongly suggest this. Moved once with a one year old, and once with a three year old and one year old twins. Do the moves first :)

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    Cheers Simon, looks like this may be the best way to go.
     
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