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Nanny Share

Sharing the care with another family.

What is a Nanny Share?

A Nanny Share is when two families who live close to each other, share the use of a nanny. The nanny therefore works for both families. This is often a popular choice if two families know each other and live near each other. It is an arrangement that can benefit both families as it means that parents can share the nanny’s salary, tax and national insurance contributions. They therefore have all the benefits of having a nanny but at a lower cost. The nanny will typically be based at one home or will split their time between the two homes on different days.

Types of Nanny Share

There are a few options when it comes to Nanny Share and it is up to the families to decide what works best for them. Here are the most popular types of Nanny Share:

Complete shared care: This is when the nanny is shared for the full week.
Part-time shared care: When the nanny is shared for 2 or 3 days a week.
Split week shared care: This is when the two families’ children are not looked after at the same time. The nanny looks after one family’s children part of the week and then the other family’s children the rest of the week.
Main family shared care: This is when one family is the main employer of the nanny for the whole week, but they share the childcare with another family for 2 or 3 days in the week.


The Roles of a Shared Nanny

A Shared Nanny has similar roles to a Live-in or Live-out Nanny; it is their time which might be split between two families. They are there to look after your children and help out with various duties.

Key Responsibilities of a Shared Nanny

Get the children up in the morning
Get the children ready for school
Feed the children fresh and nutritious food
Plan meals and a weekly shopping list for the children
Wash, iron and mend children’s clothes
Wash and change children’s bedding when needed
Organise stimulating activities and arrange playdates
Keep the kitchen, nursery and bathroom tidy after use
Ensure the children have fresh air and exercise
Taking and picking up from school

Taking to after school clubs
Help with the childrens’ homework
Attend school events or trips if needed
Take children to the doctor and dental appointments
Pick up prescriptions and ensure medication is taken
Purchase childrens’ clothing as required
Create a happy and relaxed environment for the children
Be loving and kind but firm when required
Make the children feel safe
Report back to the parents how the children have been each day


How do I Find a Nanny Share?

If you are looking for a Nanny Share in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, other close counties and London, please get in touch via email or telephone and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have and find you a suitable nanny.

Contact Annie’s Nannies

Ask a question or book an appointment to discuss our nanny agency service using the form below.

01252 265282 / 07949 540794

59 Skylark Pl, Farnham, GU9 9FR


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