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Nanny Share Program

In order to provide families with a cost effective child care option with many of the same benefits of traditional in-home care provided by a nanny, The Columbus Nanny Agency is offering a Nanny Share Program. 

What is a nanny share?

Nanny sharing is a situation where two families hire a single nanny to care for their children. Instead of working for just one family, a nanny cares for the child or children of two families at the same time. 

What are some of the benefits of sharing a nanny?

The primary benefit of sharing a nanny is that families are able to utilize the services of a nanny and the individualized child care that a nanny provides while sharing the cost with others. Sharing a nanny is a happy medium between traditional nanny care and daycare. Nanny shares work particularly well for babies, who greatly benefit from one-on-one attention, and children of similar ages. However, they can work well for children of all ages, as long as the children get along reasonably well. It is also a great option for those parents who want their children to benefit from daily interaction with other children, without the disadvantages of a traditional daycare center. 

What are some important things to consider when sharing a nanny?

Nanny shares tend to work best when both families live fairly close to one another. The work hours and child rearing philosophies of both families must be similar, with close attention being paid to discipline methods, dietary methods, and age-appropriate activities. Other things to consider include deciding on a host home, vacation scheduling, liability risks and issues, and procedures if a family decides to leave the share. 

What is The Columbus Nanny Agency Nanny Share Program and how does it work?

The Columbus Nanny Agency will diligently work with both families in the nanny search and placement process. The steps of the nanny share placement process are as follows:

1. Contact Cynthia Reinacher at (614)327-0654 or

2. A family application will be completed and a family get together will be arranged. During this meeting, The Columbus Nanny Agency will asses the type of personality and qualifications that will best serve both families. Both families should be present for the meeting. 

If The Columbus Nanny Agency and your family mutually decide at this point to proceed with the search and placement process, an employee referral contract will be signed and a $300 retainer will be paid to the agency. Because we want to be sure you are comfortable with us and our process, we will not collect the deposit until after we have met and decided to proceed.

3. A list of qualified prospective nannies will be provided to both families. These nannies will have been through our nanny interview and initial background check process before they are presented to you.

4. Let us know which nanny candidates you would like to interview and we will make the arrangements. Both families should be present at each interview. Interviews can be held in the home of the host family or at a location of your choosing. We will provide you with a list of sample interview questions.

We will follow up with you on the day of each interview to see how you would like to proceed with each candidate.

When you have identified the nanny you would like to hire, we will provide a sample employment agreement, tax information, and other resources for successful family-nanny relationships. Within one week of your nanny’s start date, the placement fee will be due to the agency.

What is the cost to share a nanny?

With our Nanny Share Program, families are allowed to split the $1500 placement fee. Nannies determine their own salary rates, which generally range from $14-16 per hour. 

How do I get started?

Please contact Cynthia Reinacher at (614)327-0654 or for further information. 



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