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The Gupta Family
& Karishma Gupta
Seattle$12/hr  |  1 kid
Hi, We already have a nanny finalize for our 6 month old daughter and we are looking for a family to share the nanny with us. We live in South Lake Union.
The Saudino Family
& Christina A
Seattle$15/hr  |  1 kid
We are looking for a nanny share to begin in September when my older boy starts school. My younger boy will be three.
The Polyakova Family
& Marisol Rodriguez
Seattle$13.50/hr  |  1 kid
We are looking for a family to join our Portage Bay nanny share, Monday thru Friday starting in September. The hours are flexible but ideally your child would join the share from about 8am until 4pm. We have an absolutely fantastic nanny who comes highly recommended with many references and daycare experience. Your child would be joining our 2-month year old son (born mid-June). We'd love to have m a similarly aged child (2-4mo old) to join our nanny share!
The Alpers Family
& Angelica McNair
Seattle$24/hr  |  1 kid
Hi! We have a 2-year old daughter that is a social butterfly and bundle of energy, who also loves the outdoors.

We are looking for a family to join an established part-time nanny share. We can be flexible on the days of the week, but need care 3 days/week from about 8:00-5:00.

Our nanny has been with us for the past 4 months and is very kind, considerate, and caring. She is experienced and always consistent and punctual.

We are looking for another family with a child around 2 years old. We are open to discussing various hosting arrangements. We are an easy-going family that is looking for a good fit that we can readily communicate and problem-solve with. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
The Tirigall Family
& Alyx P
Seattle$13.50/hr  |  1 kid
We are looking for a new family to join our established nanny share in October. We are in the Greenwood/Crown Hill/Broadview area. (M-Th 7:30 - 4:30).

Our daughter will be 2 years old in October and we hope to find another buddy around the same age. We have been hosting full time and are happy to continue to or share hosting. We have two loving doggies so being dog friendly is a must!

Our nanny has been with us for the last 1 1/2 years and she is absolutely amazing! She is CPR certified and has taken courses in child development. She focuses on art projects, daily outings, learning & developmental activities and having FUN!!
The Matts Family
& Jordyn S
Northwest Seattle, Seattle$20/hr  |  1 kid
Hello! We have had our nanny for over a year now and have worked out a very good system. We are able to keep things flexible as I work partly from home. Our Nanny currently works 8:30-4:30 M-F. They enjoy going on walks around green lake or to the zoo.
The Reisinger Family
& Shannon Test
Seattle$20/hr  |  1 kid
Hi, we are just seeing how this works!
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How to Find a Nanny Share in Seattle, WA

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 Seattle, WA

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 Seattle, WA

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 Seattle, WA

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 Seattle, WA

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 Seattle, WA

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 Seattle? 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 Seattle, WA?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in Seattle, WA? 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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