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Have you considered a nanny share?

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A nanny share is when one nanny cares for children from two different families. Each family saves significantly on child care expenses, while the nanny enjoys higher pay than the typical full-time position.

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Nanny Shares in Seattle, WA

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Lisa L.

Lisa is a life saver during the pandemic. Our kids love her so much and beg to go to her house to do art, go swimming and play with her animals. She’s an amazing cook and I trust her wholeheartedly with the care of my kids. - Caroline

Alayna B.

Alayna was such a fun and hands-on nanny. She was always ready to match whatever mood our kids were in, and was especially great at managing conflict. Our kids had fun with her always, and she is especially fun with art projects. She's creative and intuitive and always picked up the kitchen. - Ryan Tucker

Marina H.

She was an absolute dedicated worker. Arrived on time and put 100% energy into caring for the kids. She is an exceptional young woman who has a gift for creativity and will bring so much joy to your little one. She is detailed and very considerate. One of the best workers I have had in a long time. - Carole Linden

What’s the average cost of a nanny in Seattle, WA?

The average cost of a nanny in Seattle, WA is $18.60 per hour. The cost of a nanny is dependent on the nanny’s experience, qualifications and location.
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How to Hire a Nanny 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 payroll.

Understand Nanny Responsibilities in Seattle, WA

Before beginning the search for a nanny, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for and if a nanny is the right choice for your child care needs. In hiring a nanny, first, 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. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s 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.

Seattle Nanny Interviews

Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. 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?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in Seattle?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in 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, it’s essential to 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.

How to find a nanny on Nanny Lane

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