Please drop us a line at if you feel that one of the Nanny Share searches below are a match for your family’s requirements:


465 Friedrichshain – 2yo – asap start, open end – 40h/week

The family: have just moved to Berlin and are looking for a KiTa spot, although it is unlikely that one will be found before Christmas or possibly as far away as August 2020.

The child: 2 year old

Schedule: Monday to Friday 09.00-17.00

The Nanny (search is underway): German, Lithuanian or English speaker, motivated to find activities and other socializing opportunities for the children.

We are looking for: a child of similar age ,whose family is based in Friedrichshain or neighboring boroughs.


445 Charlottenburg – 5mo – 15th January start, 31st July end – 40h/week

The family: know that their child will start KiTa on August 1st 2020

The child: 5 months old

Schedule: Monday to Friday, from 09.00-17.00 on three days, plus one short weekday and one long weekday.

The Nanny (search is underway): French, German or English speaker

We are looking for: a child of any age, whose family is based within a reasonable commute from Charlottenburg.




What are Nanny Shares?


Nanny Shares are arrangements in which a few families pool resources in order to share the care and the cost of a Nanny. Nanny Shares can be:


  • Vertical, with all hours of care shared and all children looked after together

  • Horizontal, when families share the same Nanny but at different times during the week

  • A combination of vertical and horizontal

  • Fixed, always hosted in the same family home

  • Itinerant, changing location at regular intervals

  • A combination of fixed and itinerant

  • Regularized though an employment contract

  • Regularized through a freelance agreement




What can Extra Arms do?


We have set up the Facebook group Share a Nanny in Berlin to help families who want to share a Nanny to find each other. Find and join this group to start talking to other families!


  • We can put you in touch with other families who want to share a Nanny and are searching for their Nanny through us (see above).

  • We can advise on what type of set-up would be most appropriate to your Nanny Share.

  • We can put you in touch with collaborators who can help you navigate the KiTa Gutschein paperwork and, in some cases, claim reimbursement to fund private childcare.
  • We can help you find your Nanny!

  • We will be there to mediate and support you in reaching consensus with your Nanny and Share Family/ies to ensure your Nanny Share is well managed.