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How much does infant child care cost in Petaluma, CA?


As of July 2024, the average starting rate for infants child care in Petaluma, CA is $25.68 per hour. The weekly cost for infants child care working a 40-hour week in Petaluma, CA is $1,027 while the monthly cost is approximately $3,338 for 130 hours of work.

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Data is based on rates reported by service providers listed on Last updated in July 2024.

Here's a comparison of infant child care costs in Petaluma, CA to both state and national rates

The cost of hiring infants child care in Petaluma, CA is approximately 9% higher than California average starting rate of $23.63 per hour and 30% higher than the national average of $19.75.


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In some cases, nearby cities may offer more affordable infant child care services. When evaluating infant child care pay rates in Petaluma, CA and its surrounding areas, it is essential to follow the minimum wage regulations and understand the proper way to pay legally. There are multiple benefits of paying legally that should be considered, such as tax deductions and fostering a professional employment relationship.


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