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. 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. Minimum wage is Seattle is $15 per hour so I have never come across anyone charging less than this, even for one child.
Daycare does not look any better, with infant daycare care in Seattle coming in at $2,100 to $2,400 per month and daycare 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?