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07-04-2011, 01:01 PM
What percentage of your daycare income do you spend on food? (approx.)


07-04-2011, 01:20 PM
I spend about 20-25 dollars per week per kid doing a fully organic menu and organic milk, juice etc.

I have about 25 hours per week in staff time in food access, storage, prep, clean up etc.

The food program covers most of the cost of the food. I would guess that 25 percent of the salary for the kids is for the hard costs of food service NOT counting the cost of the food.

07-05-2011, 10:42 AM
I spend about 25% of my gross weekly income on food and supplies for both the daycare (8 fulltime children) and my own family (2 adults and 2 children) including nights and weekends.

I don't do a lot of organic since it's not very available here but I do cook mostly from scratch.

07-05-2011, 12:23 PM
Thanks ladies! That's approx. what I have budgeted. This is my first full week, so we'll see how it goes :)

08-20-2012, 02:30 AM
I work for a day care, my monthly budget is 500.00 bulk and 60.00 weekly for milk and fruit and veggies, for a total of 4,400 children a month, so that 16 cents per child a day, very very hard

Country Kids
08-20-2012, 02:49 PM
What kind of childcare do you work at?

08-23-2012, 08:45 AM
This is going to sound terrible but I never really took the time to figure it out but what you guys are saying is about right. I dont do organic but a do try to cook as much from scratch as I can.

08-23-2012, 10:36 AM
I never worked out the percentage, but I spend arond $200-250/w in summer feeding 10-11 kids and 2 adults. I do mostly organic(the limited availability here stinks with some produce), whole grain, and typically everything but bread is from scratch.