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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