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Candace K. - Seeking Work in North Adams
Candace K.

Candace did a great job taking care of my beach house and all the details of decorating the new purchase. She stayed there and was trusted with my stuff - Jason

Preeyanan B. - Seeking Work in Somerville
Preeyanan B.

Pree is a gifted teacher whose energy and creativity kept our two boys engaged and happy. She took care of our then 6 month old, who has Down Syndrome and has experience working with Early Intervention. Pree is familiar with activities at Cambridge and Somerville institutions but also manages to invent fun rainy day activities. - Shu

Annia J. - Seeking Work in Boston
Annia J.

Annia has cared for and loved our daughter like her own for the last 2 years. She has helped her grow into a smart, caring, remarkable little girl. They have the most special bond & we are so thankful for the wonderful care and guidance Annia has given her over the last couple of years. Any family should consider themselves lucky to have her watching their children. - Melissa

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What’s the average cost of a child care provider in Massachusetts?

The average cost of a child care provider in Massachusetts is $17.11 per hour. The cost of a child care provider is dependent on the child care provider’s experience, qualifications and location.
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How to Find Affordable Child Care in Massachusetts

Nanny Lane is a child care website to help you find child care near your area in Massachusetts. Our child care services include background checks, PLUS, and payroll.

Understand the Different Types of Child Care in Massachusetts

If you’re looking for affordable child care, you should explore the different types of care and how they compare to each other in Massachusetts. What are the differences between a solo nanny and a nanny share? What about a nanny share vs. daycare? Or nanny share vs. nursery school? Or a solo nanny vs. an au pair? What is a nanny share?

There are lots of options to find affordable child care that works best for your family, and Nanny Lane’s child care services is here to help along the way.

Explore the Costs of Different Child Care Options in Massachusetts

There are various types of child care (solo nanny, nanny share, etc), with different levels of costs. For how much to pay a nanny, key factors that determine cost are experience, the number of children, where you live, and much more. In addition, during the hiring process, you should be considerate of how to handle expenses (e.g. gas, food, etc.).

If you choose a nanny as the best child care option for your family, there are ways to save on nanny costs like an afterschool co-op or having relatives who live close offer child care support on certain days.

Alternatively, you can [split the costs of a nanny)(/guide/family/identifying-your-needs/how-to-split-nanny-share-costs). There are lots of different nanny share setups that highlight how to make nanny shares even if the kids are different ages. With a nanny share, you can find a family first or hire a nanny and consider creating a nanny share. Either way, a nanny share is the most affordable way to employ a nanny.

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