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At current federal minimum wage ($7.25/hr) is $290 per week before SSI and taxes. I fully expect that it would be very difficult to find child care that could allow you to work a 40 hour week and actually make economic sense at minimum wage.

The classic solution to this problem is to *be* the child care provider, taking care of your own kids for free and being paid to take care of someone else's kids at the same time. It's really setting up a small business, and requires a bit of record keeping; but it's something the OP should at least look at for feasibility in her situation.

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