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.
*Nanny share rates are estimated using hourly rates posted on Care.com 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.
About nanny shares
Find the right family
Partnering with a family in your area that share similar schedules and parenting styles is the best recipe for success.
Screen, vet and hire a caretaker
It's best if both families choose the caretaker together. Interview and check references to make sure all needs are met.
Manage care together
Open communication is key to a good process. With shared care: payroll, taxes, and logistics are key considerations. Care.com Homepay can help simplify this.