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The Eldridge Family
Davis Square, Somerville$20/hr  |  1 kid
I am a Global Health Fellow, and hospital pediatrician. My husband is a researcher. We are expecting our first baby November 10th, and looking for a part-time arrangement between 10-20 hours per week (we are flexible on which weekdays this would be.) The position would be for January through March of 2021, with the possibility for more full time employment starting in July of 2021.

We would love to work with someone who is CPR certified and open to light assistance with meal prep or light clean up, but very flexible to what you are comfortable with.
The Bouta Family
Powder House Square, Somerville$17/hr  |  1 kid
We are looking for someone to care for our son, Maverick, for 40 hours a week during regular business hours.
The Corning Family
Spring Hill, Somerville$18/hr  |  1 kid
Somerville family looking for a nanny share/nanny for our 3 month old son! Would love to find another family to share with if possible, but open to private nanny as well.
The Sinha-Rauniyar Family
Powder House Square, Somerville$25/hr  |  1 kid
We are looking for a full time nanny for 3 happy and active boys between the age of 2 and 2.5 with comparable skills. All we need is for them to play with our kids and engage them with fun activities that will help advance their development. All the boys are adorable, eager to explore and make new friends.
The Navlakhi Family
Somerville$15/hr  |  1 kid
We are first time parents, expecting a baby girl in November. We anticipate needing care for about 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week starting in March 2021. We also have a dog - a Corgi - who may need feeding and supervision during the nanny's time in our home.
The Malkin Family
Winter Hill, Somerville$20/hr  |  1 kid
Looking for an infant nanny share. Baby is due in November, so likely starting in February. Preference not to host and flexible on days/hours.
The S Family
Winter Hill, Somerville$20/hr  |  1 kid
The Kurtz Family
Spring Hill, Somerville$20/hr  |  1 kid
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How to Find a Nanny Share in Somerville, MA

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 Somerville, MA

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 Somerville, MA

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 Somerville, MA

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 Somerville, MA

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 Somerville, MA

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 Somerville? 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 Somerville, MA?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in Somerville, MA? 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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