Nanny Share

Introducing Care Share, the easy way to connect with local families interested in sharing a caregiver.

Why choose a nanny share?

A caretaker allows families to enjoy many of the same benefits of same price tag. Yes, that means splitting the cost of the caretaker with another family to make it more affordable. A caretaker 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, care shares are becoming a great option for families.

A great tip for starting a successful caretaker 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 caretaker involved and the families, a care 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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Harmony Salt Lake City, UT

1 Toddler
Care need: Full-Time
Also seeking a nanny
Hello, friends! We are a family of 3 -- Harmony (the mama), Jason (the papa) and R., our 20 month old daughter. We recently made the tough choice not to return to our beloved daycare, out of concern for Covid transmission. Harmony is an English teacher who will be teaching from home and Jason is a filmmaker who selects jobs very carefully, for virus safety precautions. R.'s grandparents are in their 70s and 80s, and we take their health very seriously, so we are looking to pod up with a family who might be in a similar situation. We are kind, creative, flexible and patient - and we want to make sure that we're a great match for another family, so we will be very honest and forthright with you! We believe that our kiddo grows best when she has clear guidelines and rules, but she gets a lot of choice and patience within those guidelines - lots of love & logic in our house. We're interested in sharing the costs of childcare, but we also think it is really important for R. to have a friend! We're looking forward to exploring some options through Care. This job may involve working with multiple families. does not know the identity or suitability of non-members of the Care community. Some places have licensing restrictions or other requirements for home-schooling and shared care. Check before you start work and discuss these with hiring families. Our ideal nanny share: We're looking for a family who ideally has very low to no risk factors for Covid transmission. We are a socially progressive, politically liberal family, if that matters to you- but we are very respectful of lots of families' values and choices. Most importantly, we are looking for childcare where R. feels safe, loved, and encouraged to grow. R.'s "big brother" is our doggo, so she's not a great match for a family with allergies. She is an empathetic kid who likes watering plants and playing outside. She laughs a lot and we think she's really fun to be around.
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Kenric San Francisco, CA

1 Pre-schooler
Care need: Full-Time
Also seeking a nanny
Hey there! I live in the Richmond with my 2 yo daughter (28 months) and partner. We also have an 11 yo orange tabby cat who has been very patient with us as we've been home since March 12 and have been very strict with social distancing (even getting our groceries delivered). We've managed OK in that time, but now balancing work from home, school from home, and parenting a toddler, we are looking to partner with another family in a similar situation. Outside of work obligations, we are a musical household, and also enjoy watching tennis and keeping up with family and friends via video chat. Our ideal nanny share: I don't know much about how nanny shares work. My daughter was in a great local day care until COVID hit, and I want to partner with a family that has similar social distancing / sheltering protocols in place within their households to keep all of us safe. My partner has a health condition, and we are just trying to address the need for balance in our lives with the need for safety as we determine how to open up to another family with similar needs. Our day care is wonderful, but there are just too many kids, and with that, we think too much risk. My daughter is empathetic, social, curious, and definitely at the age where she needs more educational and social reinforcement: we've been potty training her (relatively successfully, ha), but I think it's important for her to be around another tiny her age to help with socialization. Six months away from other kids is a big deal at this age!
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*Nanny share rates are estimated using hourly rates posted on by families seeking full-time care for a single child in a particular geographic area. Nanny share estimates assume 33% increase over traditional nanny cost and do not reflect any sharing of cost across multiple families. Actual costs to employ a nanny share may vary and estimated costs do not include additional increases for taxes, insurance, or benefits.