With more parents choosing to go back to work on a part-time basis. Nanny shares are increasing in their popularity.
What is a Nanny Share?
A nanny share , means the nanny is employed by one or more family.
Nanny share arrangements can help to reduce the costs of childcare, but it can also be a good way of allowing an only child to socialise with other children without going to nursery.
It can also increase your chances of finding a nanny particularly if you are only looking for childcare for a few days a week or a few hours a day.
A nannyshare position can be an attractive proposition for a nanny as it means she will get a higher hourly rate.
The families can divide the time equally, so the nanny goes to one home for half the week, and the other home for the rest of the week.
Your children will have the best of both worlds. Almost individual care, but with other children for play and company
You have the flexibility of a nanny with lower costs
You will have additional backup if the nanny is ill – you could share the childcare between both families.
Choose Nurturing Nannies to help you find you nanny and the fee will be split between both families!
Sharing a nanny also has disadvantages if your child — or the other child or children in the arrangement — are particularly demanding or have special needs. It can be challenging for a nanny to care for several children at once if one child needs an unusual amount of attention.