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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.
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The Hongladarom Family
High Point, Seattle$24/hr  |  1 kid
Hello! My husband and I currently live in West Seattle and looking for a energetic and fun nanny for our spunky 6 month old boy. We are interested in Nanny share with our friend's 9 month old boy.

Pay: Please share your rates for nanny share
Benefits: Paid holiday and sick days
Date: Starting December 7th
Location: Ballard and West Seattle, alternating locations weekly
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm (36-40hrs weekly)
Days: M, T, Th, F

Looking for someone that helps create a stimulating, engaging, and safe environment for both infants through meaningful interactions (reading, songs, outdoor exploration, etc). Light housework only related to child care. Both families work from home and would make sure that you have the space needed.

*Must have your own car to commute, mileage reimbursement negotiable
*References of caring for infants
*Non-smoker
*Ok with pets (one family has friendly 7 year old black lab)
*Covid guidelines and social distancing should be followed

Thank you and look forward to speaking with you!
The Mathews Family
Seattle$26/hr  |  1 kid
Hi Nannies!
We are two families in Shoreline (Richmond Beach), seeking a caring, responsible and experienced nanny for a long term (ideally 2-3 years) nanny share starting in late October with one family and sharing with a second family starting in December.

Pay: $22 - 27/ hour DOE, 1 year contract at a time
Includes: Paid holidays, vacations, sick time, healthcare stipend, great outdoor space and close to parks and trails (once they open)

Pets: One household has an Australian Shepherd and one has a Lab mix, so must be dog friendly.

Families: Both families are first-time parents and at least one if not both parents from each family will be working from home through January due to Covid. Both families really enjoy getting outside, enjoying delicious food and spending time together as a family. Our hope is that our nanny will share these same values and engage with the children in a way that encourages this, really becoming a part of our family as we nurture and raise our children. We value open communication and flexibility.

Primary responsibilities: Feeding babies, keeping them on a schedule, taking them on walks, age appropriate play/engagement, cleaning up after babies

Job requirements: We have been following social distancing / mask wearing / COVID guidelines and will continue to do so and would like to hire someone who is doing the same. We consider a nanny to be an extension of our family and are looking for a long-term relationship. We are looking for someone who loves children and is mature, reliable, trustworthy, and punctual.

Must have a driver's license, reliable transportation, a background check and infant CPR certification. Two plus years of experience and an interest in/educational background in early childhood development preferred.
The Salinas-Diaz Family
Magnolia, Seattle$18/hr  |  1 kid
Hi! I have a 2 year old named Kamila. We are looking for childcare options and thought we would give nannylane a try. We would only be needing part time care from Monday- Wednesday 8 am to 1pm
The Parkins Family
Rainier Valley, Seattle$20/hr  |  1 kid
Hello! My husband and I are looking to find a baby share for our new baby 6 months old in February 2021
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The Rankin Family
Northwest Seattle, Seattle$20/hr  |  1 kid
We are expecting a baby in September and will need a nanny share starting in January. We're looking for someone from 8-5 M-F.
The Zatko Family
Seattle$20/hr  |  1 kid
Hello! My husband and I have a 1 month old baby boy and are looking for a family to nanny share with in Northwest Seattle. We will need coverage starting in early 2021 (thinking mid-Feb currently). We anticipate needing 40-45 hours of coverage a week and would be open to hosting full time or part time.
The Carrick Family
Seattle$15/hr  |  1 kid
We will have a boy born March 2021 and looking for help 5 days a week, 8 hours a day.
The Agarwal Family
Seattle$15/hr  |  1 kid
We live in Beltown and looking for a nanny share for our 5 month old. We are planning to start sometime end of august.
We are looking for weekdays support between 9 and 5 pm.
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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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