I'm thinking about taking out a kijiji ad looking for another family to start a nanny share with, then hiring a nanny. Is this a crazy idea? Any advice?
I just don't think I am going to find a childcare solution that I like for September unless I MAKE one. I found out my day home provider can't make the school pickup time for DD who is going into grade one. I also have a 2yo, who can stay at the current day home. My DH takes transit and there is no way he can get both kids on either end of the day, so I am going to be stuck with probably one dropoff and two pickups every day, plus my DD will probably have to switch schools...which is not what I wanted. I love her school, but the good B/A programs are waitlisted and don't cover summers, and I was able to find and reserve a space at our neighborhood school.
My take-home pay is about what a live-out nanny would make or the cost of child care for 3 kids. So I figure if I can find someone who maybe has one toddler or a toddler and a kid at DD's school, they would cover 1/3 to 1/2 of the nanny's salary. I would pay no more than I would pay anyway but it would be so much easier. In theory, lol. WWYD?