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What and Why - Your Nanny Share Questions Answered
- What is a Nanny Share? When two families split the cost of a nanny, making it an affordable way to have private, in home care for children. In most situations, the nanny gets a few more dollars per hour, ensuring fair pay for taking care of more than 1 child. (For example, instead of paying $15 per hour, each family contributes $10 per hour, less for them and a little more for the nanny, a win-win situation for both the families and the nanny. )
- How to Nanny Share: The first step is finding a family that you can connect with - things like location, schedule, age of number of children are all things to sort out. Then, it's fairly easy - things like which house to have care in (maybe you share that responsibility,) setting up payroll (services like http://www.myhomepay.com/ make that simple), and having a nanny contract get you up and running fast.
- Types of Nanny Shares: You can do a full time nanny share where you split the nanny 40 hours a week, sharing everyday. The other option for those who don't want full time is to share the nanny by employing him or her a few days a week while the other family pays for the other days of the week.
- Finding a Nanny: While this may seem overwhelming, it's always been the easiest part of this journey for many. Getting recommendations, joining an existing nanny share with an already loved nanny, interviewing potential candidates is easy. Trust your gut, have a list of questions you want to ask. Your intuition will guide you.
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