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The Dee Family - Hiring in Walnut Creek
Marcela V. - Nanny Share Member
The Dee Family
& Marcela V.
Walnut Creek$0/hr  |  1 kid
Looking for another family with a baby to join our share! We have a single level home with a dedicated playroom. We live very close to an excellent park with lots of shade. We already have an excellent experienced and loving nanny. She is smart, completely bilingual, hard working, neat and tidy. We trust her with the safety of our child, as that is our number one priority. Our baby is all smiles with her. Looking forward to finding the right family! Thanks!
The Harris Family - Hiring in Walnut Creek
Meredith  Foster - Nanny Share Member
The Harris Family
& Meredith Foster
Saranap, Walnut Creek$0/hr  |  1 kid
We are looking for another family to nanny share with. We have a 2.5 year old girl and another girl due in June. Our nanny is amazing. She has been part of our family for the last 2+ years. She is loving, friendly, constantly teaches our daughter and takes her to a variety of activities.

We are looking for another family to nanny share with.

Our Setup:

Nanny share at our house in Saranap (on the border between Lafayette and Walnut Creek).

We have a big playroom for the kids and all the toys etc...Large yard with sandbox etc... We have a 10 year old dog that hangs out and sleeps on the couch all day as well. She is super gentle and sweet with kids but wanted to be sure to share that.

Currently we pay $22 an hour from 8:45 to 5:45 Monday - Friday.

Ideally looking for someone full-time and close to our daughter's age (2.5 year old) for her to be buddies with. We are open to a young baby as well though as we have a baby coming soon.

Open to discussing unique situations including part-time care.

Let us know if you are interested or have any questions. Happy to arrange all applicable meetings etc...

Thanks!

Alex
The Gillis Family - Hiring in Walnut Creek
A Reyes - Nanny Share Member
The Gillis Family
& A Reyes
Walnut Creek$0/hr  |  1 kid
  
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How to Find a Nanny Share in Walnut Creek, CA

Nanny Lane is a nanny website to help you find a nanny in your area. Our nanny services include background checks, PLUS, and nanny share payroll.

Understand the Cost of a Nanny Share in Walnut Creek, CA

The costs of a nanny share depends on your nanny share set up. How you share the cost a nanny can depend on the number of hours, children, and even who is hosting the nanny share. Additional expenses for nanny shares can include over-time, vacation time, and holiday bonuses.

Nanny Share Family Interviews in Walnut Creek, CA

Once you start connecting with prospective families, the next step is to interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some questions to ask the other family in a nanny share:

  • What is your discipline style (or what do you plan for it to be?)
  • If our nanny is late regularly, how would you want to handle it?
  • How would you describe your child(ren)?
  • How would you describe your parenting style?

Beyond these questions, try to create a job posting together by creating rules for your nanny share. In doing this, specific areas to focus on include discipline, over-time, and vacation time.

How to Set Up a Nanny Share in Walnut Creek, CA

In setting up a nanny share, there are lots of different ways to do it: finding a family with a nanny, hire a nanny and then find a family, or start by finding a family then hiring a nanny together.

When finding a family for a nanny share, you want to assess compatibility in terms of logistics, personalities, and parenting philosophies. It’s also important to be mindful that nanny shares can work with the kids of different ages whether it’s two infants or an older child with an infant, there are lots of different ways to set up a nanny share.

Understand Nanny Share Responsibilities in Walnut Creek, CA

Before beginning the search for a nanny share, you should think through what responsibilities you expect your nanny to handle. With that information, you can create a profile so that nannies can reach out to you. You can do this with the other family or alone. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. However, in general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your kids’ needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example, housekeeping or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your nanny before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you should pay your nanny.

Nanny Share Nanny Interviews in Walnut Creek, CA

Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. There are questions for hiring a nanny in a nanny share and testing different scenarios. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a nanny?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement in Walnut Creek? Do you have experience being a live in nanny?
  • Are you open to being a nanny in a nanny share?
  • Do you have any references? If yes, here are some questions to ask the nanny’s references.
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in Walnut Creek, CA?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in Walnut Creek, CA? Do you own a car?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you open to being paid through direct-deposit, pay stubs?
  • What are your expectations around over-time pay and vacation time?

During the hiring process, it’s essential to ask for references, and by asking their references questions you gain a better understanding of they will fit in your family. As you get closer to hiring a nanny, be sure to run a background check to ensure your kids are in good hands. When evaluating a prospective nanny, make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around nanny responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming! And of course, as you learn how to hire a nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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