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All About Nanny Shares!

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on Nanny Shares! If you're a parent considering this childcare arrangement, or a caregiver exploring the concept, you're in the right place. 

We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you understand the ins and outs of Nanny Shares.

What is a Nanny Share?

A Nanny Share is a childcare arrangement where two or more families share the services of a single nanny. The two participating families hire a nanny together, splitting the cost of their services. 

The nanny then cares for the children from both families in a shared location, usually rotating between the families' homes.


What are the benefits of a Nanny Share?

  • Cost-Effective: Sharing the cost of a nanny makes high-quality childcare more affordable for each family.

  • Social Interaction: Children get the opportunity to interact with peers, promoting social development.

Does our Nanny Agency find Nanny Share partners? 

No, we do not. It is HIGHLY encouraged for families to take the initiative and find their own partner. However, we will keep an ear out for potential matches. This is ultimately the family's responsibility to find people who lead similar lives as them. 

This approach empowers families to actively participate in the process and find the best match for their specific needs and preferences.

How do I find a Nanny Share partner?

Start by reaching out to friends, neighbors, or other parents at your child's daycare or school. Explore options in your neighborhood, similar schools, programs, and activities to increase the likelihood of finding a compatible family for a Nanny Share arrangement.

How much does a Nanny Share cost?

Each family involved pays the Nanny 2/3 of the Normal Hourly Rate as the cost is now shared between families. This helps compensate the nanny extra for the additional work required. 

An Example: 

Usual Hourly Rate = $22/ hour for 2 children 

Each family (2 kids each), pays 2/3 of this hourly rate, equaling $14.66 each per hour. 

Even in a Nanny Share, our service fees reflect our usual pricing, and are available here: 

How are responsibilities divided?

Clearly outline responsibilities, including work hours, duties, and any additional tasks. Communication is key, so establish a system for sharing updates on the children's activities, milestones, and any concerns.

Please note that with a nanny share, there is less time available for the candidate to focus on housekeeping duties, as the number 1 priority would be the children. 

Is a Nanny Share right for every family?

While Nanny Shares offer numerous advantages, they may not be suitable for everyone. Consider the personalities, preferences, and needs of all involved parties before committing to a shared arrangement. 

Once again, note that with a Nanny Share, there is less time available for the candidate to focus on housekeeping duties, as the number 1 priority would be the children. 

Ready to initiate a search? 

  1. Visit our website:

  2. Fill out our Family Registration Packet:

  3. For more information, book a Family Consultation Call here:

Nanny sharing can be a rewarding and cost-effective childcare solution when approached with careful planning, communication, and respect for all parties involved. At The Nanny Collection, we are committed to assisting families in creating successful nanny-share arrangements that prioritize the well-being and development of children.


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