I saw this in Novemeber and thought it would be a good topic to chat about! I'm pretty bored this weekend
What are everyone's plans for daycare? I wish I could be a SAHM but it's not in the cards right now. Maybe in the future! I do get one full year at half pay off work though for maternity leave, which I am so grateful for!
The average cost for full time daycare is $1200 a month here. I would prefer better than just average care though, but yikes that is a lot of money!
I think we would try and swing grandparent daycare until the end of 2012 (probably only for a few weeks max), and start in daycare in January 2013. DH and I both work Mon-Fri. My plan is to stay part time at work, 32 hours a week. DH works full time plus OT but will try to stay on the late shift (12:30-9:30, generally doesn't take a break so he's home at 8:30). I work 8:30-5 so we are figuring we will need part time daycare...maybe DH drops LO off at noon and they stay till five. I can skip breaks too so I will leave work at 4:30 to pick up the LO. Grandparents might take one or two days a week, and I'd take Fridays off. So, worst case scenario is daycare noon to five Mon-Thurs. Best case would be daycare only two days a week that would save us some serious $$$!
Kind of a convoluted plan! What are you planning?