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.
  • We can advise on what type of formal 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.