Hiring a professional nanny and dividing the costs
Nanny Shares - The smart, cost-saving choice for neighbouring families
Nanny shares are a popular option for families living close to each other. This arrangement involves hiring a professional nanny together and dividing the costs.
What to Know About Nanny Shares
Holidays and Time Off: It's best for both families to synchronise their nanny's holiday dates to avoid scheduling conflicts.
Location and Equipment: Decide whether the nanny will work in one house or alternate between the families' homes. Both homes should be well-equipped with essentials like high chairs and cots to avoid inconvenience.
Transportation: Discuss whether the nanny will have access to a car and be provided necessary safety equipment. Agree on sharing additional insurance and costs related to the car.
Compatibility: Ensure the nanny can comfortably and logistically handle the age range and number of children in the share, this becomes particularly prevalent during the school holidays with all children home.
Financial Arrangements: Clarify cost-sharing for food, heating, activities, meals, etc.
Ensure both families share the same parenting style/values.
Petty Cash: Set up a suitable arrangement to cover children's activities, food, treats, etc., so the nanny isn't out of pocket.
Nanny share costs
The cost of a Nanny will vary depending on the number of children, days and hours and of course the Nanny’s experience. The hourly rate will be higher for a Nanny share arrangement as the Nanny will have double the responsibility. Budget on average an extra £5 per hour, on top of the going rate for a Daily Nanny.
If you are considering a Nanny Share, our experienced consultants can address any questions you may have. It's essential to plan and confirm all details from the outset to ensure the success of the arrangement.