Introducing Care.com Nanny Share

The easy way to connect with local families
interested in sharing a caregiver

About nanny shares
1

Find the right family

Partnering with a family in your area that share similar schedules and parenting styles is the best recipe for success.
2

Screen, vet and hire a nanny

It's best if both families choose the nanny together. Interview and check references to make sure all needs are met.
3

Manage care together

In a nanny share, there are payroll, taxes, and logistics to consider. Consistent, open communication between families betters the process.

Why choose a nanny share?

A nanny share allows families to enjoy many of the same benefits of having a nanny without the same price tag. Yes, that means splitting the cost of the nanny with another family to make it more affordable. A nanny share also allows families to balance individual attention for their children while gaining greater socialization with other families. An attractive blend of flexibility, convenience, individual attention, and affordability, nanny shares are becoming a great option for families.

A great tip for starting a successful nanny share is finding a family near you, with similar schedules and parenting styles. Searching for another family can feel like dating but the rewards may outweigh the effort. As long as there's continued communication to help set expectations for both the nanny involved and the families, a nanny share may work well for all parties. However, families are dependent on each other to keep the arrangement going.

Considering sharing a caregiver? Be sure to do your homework: Nanny shares and shared care arrangements may be subject to various licensing requirements or prohibited in certain states and jurisdictions. Research local laws and regulations.

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