I just think $146 a day is a ridiculous amount to pay for one child, … and like it’s been said, it’s not going into the pockets of the childcare workers, who are among the lowest paid in the country, and yet are doing a far more important job than many who are paid more.
I’ve always thought that 3 people with a child each, could pool their cash, and pay 1 Childcarer/Nanny a far more decent wage to look after all 3 in someones home, and save 40% into the bargain.
I’m amazed more folk aren’t doing something like that.
I’m not sure what an acceptable child to worker ratio is these days, but it could get even cheaper with 4 or 5. I have a friend that did home daycare for a while, and I’m pretty sure she had 5 per day,