I have a 19 month old daughter and just found out we are expecting TWINS in February! Two babies changes the game on a lot of things, one of them being childcare options. I am looking for any feedback on what other pay for care of multiples!
Here is our current situation:
We have a nanny for our daughter for $18 per hour, which equates to $720 per week for 40 hours. That translates about $38,000 per year! Our previous nanny charged $15 per hour, but I had her for 45 hours and paid her time and a half for the five "overtime" hours so it was still about $700 per week. My husband thinks that we are overpaying, but minimum wage in Seattle is $15 and I could not find anyone for less!! When I research online it looks like nanny care for three kids would be somewhere around $23 per hour, or $920 per week and $47,000 per year.
Daycare does not look any better, with infant daycare care in Seattle (we live in Greenlake and I work on Queen Anne) coming in at $2,100 to $2,400 per month and care for a two year old coming in at $1,700 to $2,000 per month. That puts the low end for all three at $5,900 per month or $70,000 per year.
Is this what other families are paying?