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5 Things Parents Look For In A Nanny

Alright, let’s talk nanny interviews: what are parents looking for in a nanny. Obviously, they need a nanny they can afford, and hourly rates and wages ought to be discussed before the interview, so as to save everyone’s time. But beyond the nanny’s salary requirement, there are certain characteristics parents ...

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5 Things Your Nanny Share Needs

A good nanny is a go-getter. She desires to see the children in her care flourish. She feels accomplished when the families she works for are living to their fullest. So, as her employer, let’s be sure to set your nanny and your nanny share up to thrive!

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5 Things Nannies Look For In An Interview

Nannies, like all professionals, just want to find that position that meets their needs, a workplace they can thrive within, and employers who will provide a respectful work environment. And like any professional, nannies have a bottom line. Most nannies have learned (the hard way) what type of home and ...

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The 3 Kinds Of Nanny Shares

Amongst nanny shares, there are 3 basic types: the friends who share, the strangers who share, and the nanny-operated share. All 3 have their advantages and disadvantages, from emotional components to which party has to do more work to keep the share flowing smoothly. In this post, we break down ...

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Helping A Nanny Share Last

What does it take to make a nanny share be successful for all parties? Just a handful of key characteristics will set your share up to last!

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Is a Fixed or Rotating Nanny Share Better?

Having trouble deciding which house to use for your nanny share? Or are you considering rotating homes? It all comes down to preparedness, how much effort each family wants to put in in order for their child and home to host the nanny share. In this blog post, we break ...

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The Big T: Taxes!

Withholding taxes is the legal way to employ a nanny. For those considering paying cash/under the table, bear in mind that this prevents you from claiming a childcare expense, as well as tax deductions for employer expenses; and it keeps your nanny from collecting unemployment, earning Medicare contributions, and generally ...

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Guaranteed Pay Part 2: Common Challenges

Guaranteed pay is a key component and safety net for nanny share families. But of course, there are questions about vacation time, time off, etc. In this post, we address the most common speed bumps for nanny shares and guaranteed pay.

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Guaranteed Pay Part 1: What Is It?

Legally, nannies are hourly household employees, hired by a family, to care for their children. In a nanny share, guaranteed pay is so important, for everyone's budget. This means that the nanny share families are offering a job position that comes with a ‘guarantee’ of the nanny earning $XX each ...

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How Does Share Pay Work?

The nanny share rate is often between ⅔ and ¾ of their regular rate (keep in mind as employers, each family is legally required to pay the nanny separately, withholding taxes, and adhering to state and federal employment and minimum wage laws). Your nanny deserves to earn more money because ...

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Questions to Ask Potential Nanny Families

Job searching and family interviewing never gets any more fun than it is when you first set out. Maybe you’ve been burned in the past, or maybe this is your first time looking for a nanny family. Either way, the questions below will help guide you through that awkward first ...

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Questions to Ask Potential Nannies

Interviewing nannies can be a daunting experience, for both parties. But there are definitely a few key questions that can reveal so much about a prospective caregiver, their style, their philosophies. But do not forget to rely on your gut, that personal feeling you get from first impressions. Nannying is ...

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Nanny Share 101: The Details

Finding your nanny share family and nanny can feel like a series of first dates. A lot of awkward small talk, with a strong undertone of needing some real answers to your pressing questions. Once you’ve found a family and nanny to partner with, it’s time to discuss the details ...

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Nanny Share 101: Finding Your Share Family

Having a nanny is a wonderful luxury for busy families. The nanny can help fill in the gaps between working parents, provide nurturing, attentive care to the children, and generally just help keep the home running smoothly. But maybe your child is lonely and looking for a playmate. Maybe being ...

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Choosing The Right Childcare

You have a child. You have a job. And you need care. But where do you turn? What type of childcare best meets your family’s needs? Are your work schedule and needs fluid or fixed? Are you comfortable with group care, or do you seek one-on-one care for your little ...

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