When it comes to finding a nanny, there are several options. But by far the most effective and safest option is to use a professional agency that will help you find the most qualified candidates, that will protect your family’s safety by introducing you to only carefully screened and experienced nannies, and will also save you time.
We’re glad you asked! When two families share a single nanny to care for their children, this is known as a nanny share arrangement. In most cases, the children are infants but it can work for any age.
Affordable, Quality Child Care Using a Nanny Share is substantially less expensive than hiring a nanny on your own. So, with this option, you can find an experienced, qualified nanny to provide personalized care for your little ones at an affordable cost.
Flexible schedule- A nanny share is convenient, too. If you’ve used daycare centers before, you know that they have strict policies regarding hours, statutory holidays, and sick days. With a nanny share, you and the other family can make your own rules, plan ahead, and ensure that the needs of your kids are met.
Socialization with other kids One of the main benefits parents say they like about daycares is the socialization aspect – something that is usually lost with traditional nanny experiences. But with a nanny share, your son or daughter gets to socialize with their peers in a smaller group with more dedicated attention. So, your child can learn how to share, behave and react around others.
Excellent question! The most important aspect of the process is agreeing on how the share is going to work, and this is where Two Fams and a Nanny comes in. We have helped many parents find suitable nanny share situations and saved them a significant amount of money in the long run. We offer guidance and assistance throughout the process, ensuring that you take all of the necessary steps to ensure a positive working relationship with both the nanny and the second family.
The duration of the search depends on your situation:
- If you are a family with a nanny already and we help you to find the other family, it will take us 4-8 weeks.
- If you are two families without a nanny, it will take us 4-8 weeks to find the perfect nanny based on your needs and your desires.
- If you are looking for a nanny and a family to share with, it will take us 4-12 weeks.
We’re glad you asked! Two Fams and A Nanny is extremely proud to have access to such a large local network of expert nannies. The majority of our nanny candidates come from professional relationships. Furthermore, our website, several forums, and word-of-mouth referrals enable us to expand our resources and provide you with the best nannies in the field.
Our nannies must have at least two years of professional experience, provide us with a high school diploma or a GED, US work authorization, have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, auto insurance, and more. And of course, they must be enthusiastic about children’s care and enjoy working with kids.
1. Contact us
To begin the process, fill out the intake form or contact us by email and wait for us to contact you.
2. Video Conference and Interview
As soon as we can, we will back to you to set up a video conference call and
interview. This interview will help us better understand what you’re looking for.
3. The search
Based on the information collected in the previous step, our search for the right candidate begins!
4. Interview with nannies
Once we find a few candidates, you can choose some or all of them to know more about their personalities, interests, and their teaching approaches.
After a successful interview, we allow you a 5-day trial period.
Once the trial is finished and you’ve decided it’s the right fit, the following stages will be explained to you, and if necessary, contract templates can be given to you. At this time, it is important to establish all roles precisely.
When your new nanny has accepted the position, we are committed to follow-up and check-in, by offering both the families and the nanny post-placement support.
Based on their educational background, history, experience, and skills, the average cost of a nanny share in the Denver metro area is between $22-35 per hour. But since every situation is dynamic and unique, Two fams and a nanny gives you the power to comfortably negotiate with your nanny so that you are all satisfied.
Like other employers, parents must pay certain taxes. If a nanny earns $2,400 or more in wages Social Security and Medicare taxes must be paid by the family and the employee. The nanny is also responsible for paying her taxes as well. Nanny taxes can be a hassle and time-consuming. We currently do not handle payroll but can help make suggestions for companies that will assist with this.
- Nanny search and interview her in person or via video conference
- Full nanny background checks include work experience, education, skills, reference checks, DMV record, and more
- CPR and first aid certified confirmed
- In-depth background checks on childcare workers
- Scheduling assistance for nanny interviews
- Assistance in salary/benefits negotiating
- Complimentary follow-up calls post-hire
- Free replacement policy for 3 months
- 6 months check up on the arrangement
- Nanny share employment contract will be provided if needed
Families are not required to give their nanny health insurance. But despite this, nannies tend to prefer positions that provide benefits similar to those offered to other regular W2 paid employees.
Nannies are hired to look after the children, so, they will perform just small home duties connected to the children’s care, such as washing clothes, washing bottles and organizing the toys, and more.
Yes! It would be a pleasure for us to continue helping our clients’ needs as their families expand and change over the years. We’ll save them 10% on their next search!