The cost of day care varies depending on many things. For example, the age of your child. If your child is 6 weeks old, they will require more attention than a five year old. Therefore, the 6 week old will be cost more when providing day care expenses. Also, you must look at the location and size of the day care. An in home day care usually provides better rates for individuals than large centers. This is so because the cost of maintaining a center is much higher than a day care that is in someone’s home.