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Old 07-04-2011, 12:01 PM
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What percentage of your daycare income do you spend on food? (approx.)

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Old 07-04-2011, 12:20 PM
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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.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:42 AM
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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.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:23 AM
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Thanks ladies! That's approx. what I have budgeted. This is my first full week, so we'll see how it goes
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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
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What kind of childcare do you work at?
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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.
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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.
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