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How many kids do you have? Is this more or less than you always thought you would?
Answered on 2nd July 2009:
I have 2, wanted 2 ;-)
Nannies vs Daycare: I work full-time, my husband may be reentering school. We're considering a nanny or daycare. Any tips on screening nannies/daycares. Any views on advantages/disadvantages to both. Average cost for a nanny (2 kids under 2 y/o)?
Answered on 29th June 2009:
Our kids always went to daycare. Main reason being my husband's resistance to leave the kid(s) trusting a single person. He prefers the daycare setting where there is overseeing in the care and also parents coming and going at different times. The cost here in Tennessee is $160/ wk for the baby and $100/wk for the 5 year old. It depends a lot on location. When we were in Michigan, the cost for our baby alone was $350/wk in a daycare. The only thing I do not like about daycare is the fact that kids tend to fall sick quite often during intial year +. Luckily after my older one turned 3.5, she has not been sick at all. As far as screening, Tennessee has a state rating for child care centers with 3 stars being best. We went by references as well, we picked a place where friends' kids had gone, my colleague's kid was there before etc...