Nannyshare from nannyshare.co.uk
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nannyshare
Why Share a Nanny? by Rachel WillitsA nanny has always been my preferred childcare choice - high quality and flexible homecare, but oh so expensive!For me, a nanny share is the best of both worlds, the childcare Imafter at a much more manageable cost, and depending on how theshare works, a really sociable solution too.Nanny shares can work in all sorts of ways. Ive now had 4 nannyshares, all different but equally effective. I consider myself a bit of anexpert now!Sharing a nanny for the 1st time? My first experience of sharing a nanny came when I was expecting my second child. I couldnt afford to keep my full time nanny whilst on maternity leave but didnt want to lose my fabulous nanny. I found another family who needed a part time nanny and we shared Victoria between us. I kept her for 2 days a week, the other family for 3, until I was ready to go back to work.I did another similar share when we moved to Northamptonshire and then when I becameinvolved in Nanny Share I actually shared a nanny with my neighbour. Our daughters werethe same age and the best of friends and the nanny looked after them both for 3 days aweek in whichever of our houses was most convenient.My current share is probably the most complicated. A friendand I employ our nanny full time between us, the nannyworks for me 1 day a week, for my friend 2 days a week andthe remaining 2 days she works for us both, looking after allof our children (5 in total!) together.Its sometimes chaotic, always lots of fun and the children have a ball. Were all as flexibleas we can be which means we both get the benefit of a nanny being available 5 days aweek, at a fraction of the usual cost.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to sharing a nanny, you just need to findout what works for you. Its important to be as open and flexible as you can be and regularcommunication is vital. Good luck. Rachel x