February 2, 2011
Nanny-Sharing Among Couples
From the Chicago Tribune:
Nanny sharing, considered rare five years ago, has become a popular option for parents in the Chicago area. At Chicago Nannies Inc., a placement agency with offices in Oak Park and Lincoln Park, two of every 10 calls come from parents hoping their child can share a nanny with another child. On the Neighborhood Parenting Network online discussion board, dozens of parents post personal ads each day, hoping for a perfect match.
Sharing — which can save families about $300 a week by splitting a nanny's typical weekly salary in half — has expectant moms exchanging phone numbers after prenatal yoga, in parenting classes and at maternity clothing stores. And employees at nanny placement agencies say they feel like modern-day cupids.
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