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MamaFrankie
Childcare
January 3, 2013 at 6:03 PM

 Hello,

I'm wondering if any of you ladies would be able to help me figure out how the daycare scene works down in Raleigh region.

I havea 5 years old autistic son who will be in full time school so I don't have an issue with him being cared for, but my 1 month old daughter is who I'd need someone to watch while I go to work 9-5, DH will more then likely be working similar hours and be home at night so I can go to night classes.

 

How much is the average daycare in the region for an infant ball park range. I been googling ALOT but nothing really comes up price wise. I know hiring a private sitter / SAHM would be cheaper but I do not know ANYONE down here.

Replies

  • MamaFrankie
    January 3, 2013 at 8:27 PM
    Bump
  • NatalieMH
    January 3, 2013 at 8:48 PM
    If you want to find a private sitter, maybe you could use care.com? I have had lots of luck with that!

    I have someone who watches my kids in my home and we "nanny share". So we have a few other kids who she also watches at our house occasionally....but it is more of a drop in situation. I pay her $200 a week for M-Th.
  • JustThe10ofUs
    January 3, 2013 at 9:07 PM
    It's been so long since we've used daycare...i have no idea.
  • MamaFrankie
    January 3, 2013 at 9:10 PM
    Thank you I didn't know about that website.

    Quoting NatalieMH:

    If you want to find a private sitter, maybe you could use care.com? I have had lots of luck with that!



    I have someone who watches my kids in my home and we "nanny share". So we have a few other kids who she also watches at our house occasionally....but it is more of a drop in situation. I pay her $200 a week for M-Th.
  • MamaFrankie
    January 3, 2013 at 9:11 PM
    Been 5 yrs since I needed it too and boy oh boy has prices skyrocketed

    Quoting JustThe10ofUs:

    It's been so long since we've used daycare...i have no idea.
  • mamivon2
    January 3, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Bumer you live so far..

  • IncognitoOne
    January 4, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    I have no clue. When I worked, I worked 3 12 hour shifts....so I only needed a sitter for 8 hours one day a week. She was a friend and I paid her $25 and we made sure she had food she liked in our house, lol.

    I haven't worked since I was 8 months pregnant with my 4.5 year old. 

  • Rain2Rinse
    January 4, 2013 at 10:16 AM
    Awww, too bad you will be 2 hours away. I adore little babies. I guess check online? Be careful, though. Do your research!
  • NatalieMH
    January 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Yeah, check it out. You can get background checks on people. You do have to pay a monthly fee, but it was well worth it for me! I interviewed 9 different sitters and got background checks on all of them.

    Quoting MamaFrankie:

    Thank you I didn't know about that website.

    Quoting NatalieMH:

    If you want to find a private sitter, maybe you could use care.com? I have had lots of luck with that!



    I have someone who watches my kids in my home and we "nanny share". So we have a few other kids who she also watches at our house occasionally....but it is more of a drop in situation. I pay her $200 a week for M-Th.


  • MamaFrankie
    January 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM
    I'm really scared of sitters that aren't referred by family bc up here in jersey it was on the news that in Manhattan a nanny stabbed/ murdered a two yrs old and 4 yrs old she was watching then killed herself in front of the mother. I def have trust issues as is so imagine what that story did lol

    Quoting NatalieMH:

    Yeah, check it out. You can get background checks on people. You do have to pay a monthly fee, but it was well worth it for me! I interviewed 9 different sitters and got background checks on all of them.

    Quoting MamaFrankie:

    Thank you I didn't know about that website.



    Quoting NatalieMH:

    If you want to find a private sitter, maybe you could use care.com? I have had lots of luck with that!





    I have someone who watches my kids in my home and we "nanny share". So we have a few other kids who she also watches at our house occasionally....but it is more of a drop in situation. I pay her $200 a week for M-Th.


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