Daycare on Child Support Worksheet

This is a new custody arrangement and child support needs to be established. She has other children (not school age). Her children stay at home with dad rather than daycare. He quit when mom got job in order to stay at home with the kids. My ex wants to send our children (11+ yrs old) to before-school, after-school, and track-out daycare. Is she entitled to credit on a child support worksheet when her own pre-schoolers don’t attend daycare? Heck, even the IRS won’t allow you to claim it on your taxes unless both parents work.

She may claim the child care expenses for the older children, her new partner/husband’s employment status is not relevant to this case.