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Is a Nanny Share Right for You?

Thinking of doing a nanny share? Not even sure what a nanny share is? Here are some things to consider about this child care option. Finding the right child care option for your family can be overwhelming. Many parents find that they have to decide between hiring a live-in nanny or... more

Child Care Choices: Au Pair, Day Care, or Nanny?

Here are the facts to help you find the best fit for your family. Love. You knew you loved your child the moment you held her in your arms. Or maybe you knew when you first saw the double lines on the at-home prego test. Either way, your child has... more

How Much Does a Nanny Share Cost?

A nanny share is a great way to save money on child care. Here's a breakdown of all the factors that can affect the cost of a nanny share. You may have heard that sharing a nanny is a great way to save money on child care. It’s true... more


How Much for a Nanny Share?

I'm trying to figure out what rate to pay our (excellent) nanny, who we have just engaged in a nanny share. We think it's $15/hour for 2 kids, and $13/hr for one kid; she thinks it's $18/hr for 2 kids, $13/hr for one... more

How Do You Manage Expenses in a Nanny Share?

Parents discuss how they manage costs -- from how often they pay their nanny to how they handle extra expenses. By this stage in the game, you’ve found a partner family and the nanny for your nanny share. You’ve started to talk about what the nanny’s hourly rate might be and... more

Setting Up Your Nanny Share: The 10 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid

We asked real families to share mistakes they made while setting up their nanny shares. Care.com interviewed parents across the country to find out the biggest mistakes they’ve made when setting up their nanny shares. Read through their experiences and tips so you can avoid similar pitfalls. Mistake #1... more

Learn How to Craft a Great Nanny Share Contract

A nanny share contract could help you clarify each party's expectations and, ultimately, set you up for a successful child care partnership. Setting up your nanny share was no easy task. Think about it: First, you found another family that wasn’t just interested in sharing a nanny, but is... more

Finding the Other Family in Your Nanny Share: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Finding the “perfect” family to share a nanny can be tricky. Here are 5 questions to help you decide which family is right for yours. You’ve weighed and reweighed your various options for child care and have decided to go with a nanny share. Good choice! Now that you’ve figured... more