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Ana Lucia O. - Seeking Work in Portland
Ana Lucia O.

Analu, was very patient with my son. She always played and cared a lot. My son suffers from asthma and she always remembered to carry the inhalator whenever they go to the park. She was very responsible, always trying to teach good manners, and looking forward for play time. I recomend her very much. My son and my family loves her. - Sandra

Kathleen B. - Seeking Work in Raymond
Kathleen B.

Very responsible. Self motivated. Mature and skilled. She was in charge of our household and 3 daughters for over 9 years. Became part of our family forever. - Loretta

Kathleen B. - Seeking Work in Raymond
Kathleen B.

Kathleen has been with our family for over 4 years and we could not be more fortunate. She is great with the kids, responsible, organized, and always looking for ways to help out. We truly feel like we won the lottery when we found Kathleen. We could not recommend her more highly! - Heidi

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

The average cost of a child care provider in Maine is $15.42 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 Maine

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

Understand the Different Types of Child Care in Maine

If you’re looking for affordable child care, you should explore the different types of care and how they compare to each other in Maine. 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 Maine

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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