I am currently considering raising my rates in the new year. I have charged $65/per day for the last two years but certain things (especially food costs) keep going up. I noticed there is a daycare provider in the Junction who charges $90/per day but has a full-time assistant, another lady in the bloor west area charges $90/per day and she only takes in 3-4 children. I also found the home daycares that charge higher have a niche like Montessori or Waldorf and a structured program. I'm a sham and don't run a structured program. There are also a lot of home daycares that have more wooden toys and swapping out plastic and they are charging $75/per day. I don't think I would make that type of investment at this point. Does anyone have any advice or know what a fair daily rate would be?

Thanks so much