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How to Set Up a Successful Nanny Share

If you are looking for a flexible, affordable, and social childcare option for your family, you might want to consider a nanny share.

A nanny share is when two or more families hire one nanny to care for their children together. This way, you can split the cost of the nanny, while still enjoying the benefits of personalized and quality care.

But how do you set up a successful nanny share? Here are some steps and tips to help you find the right match and make the most of your nanny share experience.

  1. Find a compatible family: The first step is to find another family that shares your values, expectations, and needs. You can start by asking your friends, neighbours, co-workers, or online communities if they are interested in a nanny share. Some of the factors to consider when choosing a family are:

  • The age, number, and personality of the children

  • The location, size, and layout of the home

  • The schedule, budget, and preferences of the parents

  • The philosophy, style, and goals of the childcare

  1. Hire a qualified nanny: The next step is to find a nanny who is experienced, reliable, and compatible with both families. You can either search for a nanny on your own, or work with Silo Care to help you find and screen potential candidates. Some of the factors to consider when choosing a nanny are:

  • The education, training, and certification of the nanny

  • The background, references, and reviews of the nanny

  • The availability, salary, and benefits of the nanny

  • The personality, skills, and interests of the nanny

  1. Set up a nanny share agreement: The final step is to create a nanny share agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of the arrangement. This is a written document that covers all the important details, such as:

  • The roles and responsibilities of each party

  • The schedule and location of the nanny share

  • The payment and tax arrangements of the nanny share

  • The policies and procedures of the nanny share

  • The communication and feedback methods of the nanny share

  • The contingency and termination plans of the nanny share You can use a template or a sample agreement from [Silo Care] or other sources to help you draft your own agreement. You should also consult a lawyer or an accountant to make sure your agreement is legal and compliant.

A nanny share can be a great option for families who want to enjoy the best of both worlds: the convenience and affordability of a group setting, and the quality and individuality of a home setting. However, setting up a successful nanny share requires some planning, communication, and cooperation. If you need any assistance or guidance, you can always reach out to Silo Care as we specialize in nanny shares. Silo Care can help you find the right family, the right nanny, and the right agreement for your nanny share. Contact us today and see how we can make your nanny share dreams come true!

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