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Prepared for:
[Parents Name]

Prepared by:
[Nanny Name]

Nanny Contract

This Nanny Contract (hereinafter referred to as "Contract") is made and entered on the effective date [Date] (hereinafter referred to as "Effective Date"),

By and Between

[Parents Name] (hereinafter referred to as the “Parent”), with permanent address at [Parents Address], and;

[Nanny Name] (hereinafter referred to as the “Nanny”), residing at [Nanny Address].

The Parent and the Nanny are collectively referred to as “Parties” and individually as "Party".

WHEREAS the Parent desires to hire a Nanny for taking care of their child/children;

AND WHEREAS the Nanny agrees to render the services of a Nanny as per the terms and conditions laid down in this Contract.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and promises contained herein, the Parties hereby agree as follows:
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Terms and Conditions

1. Child's Description

Child's Name:
[Full Name of Child]
Sex
[Male/Female]
Age
[Number]
Activities
[Description of Activities of the Child]
Medical Needs:
[Add Medical Description of Child]
[Additional Information]
[Additional Information]

2. Roles and Responsibilities of the Nanny

The Nanny shall be responsible for taking care of the child during the intervals of time assigned by the Parent. In case of any emergencies, the Nanny shall immediately inform the Parent(s). In no case shall the Nanny leave the child/children unattended without assigning it back to the Parents, even if the prescribed time interval has ended. The Nanny shall strictly adhere to clean language and ethical standards while being around the child

The Nanny shall ensure that the child/children perform all the activities that have been prescribed by the Parents for that particular time intervals as mentioned below:
Description
Time Period
[Homework]
[Mention the time frame]
[Reading]
[Mention the time frame]
[Eating]
[Mention the time frame]
[Napping]
[Mention the time frame]
[Playing]
[Mention the time frame]
[Bathing]
[Mention the time frame]
[Add other activities]
[Mention the time frame]

3.  Roles and Responsibilities of the Parents

  1. A detailed description of the daily routine of the child shall be given to the Nanny by the Parent along with any special caution and care that is needed to be maintained with the child/children.
  1. The Parents shall fix a timetable or convey in advance the specific time-intervals during which they want the Nanny to take care of the child.
  1. The Parents shall duly inform the Nanny or leave in writing all the updated activities that they want the Nanny to carry out with the child/children.

4. Compensation

The Nanny shall charge $[0.00] per [hour/week] as compensation for providing its services. The Nanny shall work for [number of hours] in a week. In case of over-time work, the Nanny shall charge $[0.00] per hour. The Nanny shall also be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expense made on behalf of the Children after submitting receipts for reimbursement to the Parents.

The Nanny shall be paid by the Parents [daily/weekly/bi-weekly/monthly]. The Compensation shall be paid via [cash/cheque/credit card].

5. Benefits

In addition to the salary or compensation, the Nanny shall receive the following benefits:
Benefit
Description
[Health insurance]
[Description]
[Transportation costs]
[Description]
[Parking costs]
[Description]
[Add any other benefit]
[Description]

6. Work Schedule

The Nanny agrees to provide [number of hours] hours per week in accordance with the following schedule:
Day
Start Time
End Time
Monday
[Time]
[Time]
Tuesday
[Time]
[Time]
Wednesday
[Time]
[Time]
Thursday
[Time]
[Time]
Friday
[Time]
[Time]
Saturday
[Time]
[Time]
Sunday
[Time]
[Time]

7. Holidays and Time-off

The Nanny shall receive the following [paid/unpaid] time-off:
  1. Sick leaves: [Number of sick leaves]
  1. Personal days: [Number of personal days]
  1. Vacation days: [Number of vacation days]

The Nanny shall be entitled to holidays on the following days:
  1. New Year's Day
  1. Thanksgiving Day
  1. Christmas Day
  1. [Add any other day]

8. House Rules

The Nanny shall have the access to the house of the Parent where the Child resides as well as other places like the playschool, park, and other places that the Child visits as per their daily routine. The Nanny shall adhere to the following house rules:

  • The Nanny shall not allow the children to enter the following area of the house: [Mention the area of the house]
  • Screen time for Child shall be limited to [Minutes]
  • [Mention any other house rules]

9. Leaves and Alternate Duty

In the event that the Nanny is unavailable for duty or want to take leave, it is mandatory to inform the Parents regarding the same at least [Number of days] in advance. In that case, the Nanny shall assign the duty of childcare to any other individual only upon the written approval of the Parents. Moreover, the Parents shall be entitled to terminate the Contract if the Nanny is unavailable for more than [Frequency] in a [Time Period].

10. Emergency Contact

In case of any emergencies (such as if the child becomes sick or he/she suffers an injury), the following person should be contacted if the Parents are not available:
  1. [Name], [Phone Number]
  1. [Name], [Phone Number]

11. Relationship of Parties

Nothing contained in this Contract shall be taken to establish any partnership or joint venture. The Parties hereby declare that there shall no other relationship between them besides the one defined in this Contract until the completion or termination of this Contract.

12. Confidentiality

Nanny understands that it shall have access to private information of the Parents and the children (including medical, financial, legal, career, and educational) as a result of working with them. The Nanny understands that any and all private information must be kept strictly confidential and shall not be disclosed to any third party for any reason. This confidentiality clause survives termination of this Contract. 

13. Social Media Policy

The Nanny understands that no information - direct or indirect - about the Parents and the children shall be allowed to be shared on any social media network without the Parent’s written consent.

14. Termination

Either of the Parties can terminate this Contract for any of the following reasons:
  1. Non-performance of job responsibilities
  1. Misuse of any equipment or vehicles
  1. Breach of any terms of this Contract
  1. [Add any other reasons approved by the Parent]

15. Arbitration

In the event of any dispute arising in and out of this Agreement between the Parties, it shall be resolved by Arbitration. There shall be [Number of Arbitrators] Arbitrators which shall be appointed by [Party Name]. The venue of Arbitration shall be [Venue/Location of Arbitration] and Seat shall be [State]. The Arbitrators' decision shall be final and will be binding on both the Parties.

16. Miscellaneous

  1. Assignment: No party may assign any of its rights or obligations or assign any of its terms of this Contract without the prior written consent of the other party, except where otherwise stated.
  1. Modification: No modification of this Contract shall be made unless in writing, signed by both parties.
  1. Governing Law: This Contract shall be construed by and in accordance with the laws of [State].
  1. Legal and Binding Contract: This Contract is legal and binding between the Parties as stated above. This Contract may be entered into and is legal and binding in the [Region/State/Country]. The Parties each represent that they have the authority to enter into this Contract.
  1. Entire Agreement: This Contract constitutes the entire Contract of the parties. No representations, promises, terms, conditions, obligations, or warranties whatsoever referring to the subject matter hereof, other than those expressly set forth herein, shall be of binding legal force or effect.

Acceptance and Signature

The Parties hereby agree to the terms and conditions of the contract and provide their acceptance by signing below:
[Nanny Name]

[Parent Name]
Signature
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Name
Assign signer 1
Date
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Signature
Assign signer 2
Name
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Date
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Nanny Contract: Everything That You Need to Know

In a perfect world, every parent expects Mary Poppins to be their next nanny. In real life, this might be far from reality. While there are perfect nannies out there, a nanny contract help prevents issues that might arise around salary, job description, accommodation, etc. The right nanny contract will protect not only the employer but also the nanny as an employee.

What is a ‘nanny’?

Working parents always have their hands full as they constantly juggle between work and parenting responsibilities. Nannies, in these cases, come as a blessing.

Nannies or caregivers are professional childcare providers who understand the needs and wants of the children. They educate, guide, nurture, and provide comfort to the kids.

However, every parent has different expectations from the nannies. A vague understanding of responsibilities can later lead to a dispute between them. A nanny contract removes all ambiguities and establishes the right expectations between the parents and the nanny.

What are the different types of nannies?

Depending on their needs, parents can opt for different types of nanny services. Here’s the list:

  1. Live-in nanny: A live-in nanny resides in the family home and is provided with a bedroom and bathroom as accommodation.
  2. Live-out nanny: A live-out nanny doesn’t live in the family home but commutes daily to the home for childcare.
  3. Part-time nanny: A part-time nanny, also known as an after-school nanny or a summer nanny, takes care of the children after school or when the school is closed during summer break. While a part-time nanny is hired for a longer time, sometimes up to a month, a babysitter is usually hired for a few hours to take care of the child.
  4. Shared nanny: Depending on the needs, sometimes a nanny is shared between two or more families to look after all their children at the same time.
  5. Co-nanny: This involves two or more nannies working for the same family and looking after the children on alternate days or at the same time.

Importance of a nanny contract

Usually, nannies don’t ask employers to sign a contract as they feel it can make the employers uncomfortable. But working without a written contract can give rise to other problems.

To cite an instance, a family desires to hire you as a full-time nanny and you accept to work for them by a verbal agreement. While it was sweet and nice in the beginning, you soon realize they want you to work for weeks without taking a break. They even expect you to work on holidays, and if you refuse to do the same, they are reluctant to pay. Because everything was verbally agreed upon, you have nothing to fall back on. And, as there is no written work agreement, this might just become too difficult to take any legal action, if needed.

A nanny contract, at its core, is like an employment contract. Like any employment agreement, it is legally binding and clearly sets out the scope and expectations of both employer (parents) and employee (nanny). It outlines the nanny’s job descriptions, start date, roles and responsibilities, salary and benefits, work schedule, etc.

Since the nanny contract defines the formal relationship between the nanny and the employer to function better and is signed by both parties, it is also called a valid contract. It helps safeguard your rights and acts as proof of the agreed work and responsibilities.

What should a nanny contract include?

A detailed, comprehensive nanny contract helps in establishing a good relationship between you and the parents. Here are some important terms that should be included in a nanny contract:

1. Roles and responsibilities

The responsibilities of a nanny can vary greatly from household to household. Therefore, it is important to discuss the responsibilities in advance and write them down in the contract.

The duties of a nanny generally include the following:

  • Prepare and feed meals to the children
  • Change diapers
  • Bathe and dress children
  • Organize playdates and outings
  • Take children to the park
  • Drive children to schools
  • Assist them with homework

Sometimes, your job might also include certain housekeeping duties like cleaning up and doing laundry. While you can definitely include the job responsibilities, you can also ask for a separate housekeeping contract, if that aligns with your job role better.

2. Compensation

The contract should clearly state your hourly rate, overtime rate, and how and when you will receive your salary. It should also mention whether the employer is withholding taxes or you are responsible for it.

3. Benefits

This section should detail any benefits you’ll be receiving from the family. Benefits are generally negotiable unless they are already specified by the state law.

Benefits may include paid time off or vacation days, holidays, sick days (or sick leaves), health insurance, transportation costs, or any other benefits the family is willing to offer.

4. Work schedule

It is important to specify the days and hours that you’re agreeing to work. Also, specify what happens if you’re required to work outside the schedule.

5. House rules

Are there any rooms where children are not allowed? Do they have any screen time restrictions? Is there any policy on visitors and playdates?

Most families have certain house rules, so it’s important to have clarity on them.

6. Emergency procedures

Who should you contact if the child becomes ill? What should you do if he/she sustains an injury? Have you been provided all the emergency contact information?

It is always good to spell out emergency procedures as it helps to take the right actions in such situations.

7. Use of car

Who will be responsible for transporting the children? Should you use your employer’s vehicle to transport them? Or can you use your own? Whether the employer will provide reimbursement for gas and maintenance if you use your own vehicle? Do the children require car seats? What happens if the accident occurs when you are driving? The contract should stipulate all the details regarding the use of vehicles.

8. Electronic usage

Some parents allow the nanny to use phones when the children are napping, while others allow only for emergencies. Get clarity on when you can use phones or computers during working hours.

9. Confidentiality and social media policy

This confidentiality clause prevents the nanny from sharing any private information of the families to any third party or on social media.

10. Termination

The contract should include the provision that explains what happens if both parties decide to part ways. Both parties are required to give prior written notice (at least two weeks’ notice) to the other party if they plan on terminating the relationship.

Including the right legal elements in the contract not only will make this contract valid but also binding, safeguarding your rights and your working relationship.

People also ask:

What should a nanny contract include?

Your nanny contract should ideally include the following:

  1. Responsibilities
  2. Start date
  3. Salary compensation and other benefits like health insurance, dental care
  4. Work address
  5. Paid time off and other holidays
  6. Work schedule like how many hours should the nanny work for, or how many days in a week do they need to work
  7. Emergency procedures
  8. Provision for the use of household items

What are the rights of a nanny?

A nanny contract helps safeguard the nanny in their work environment. Usually, these are some of their employment rights.

  1. Pay for all the days/hours worked by the nanny
  2. Safe working conditions minus any form of sexual/physical abuse
  3. Compensation for overtime hours
  4. Annual wage and tax statements and also proper payroll deductions for social security and medicare
  5. Payment of medical bills and lost wages due to a work related injury.
  6. Right to the copy of the work agreement signed by both parties

Why should you use Revv for a nanny contract?

If you are entering into a working relationship with a family, it is important to sign a written contract. However, drafting contracts for a nanny can be a tedious and time-consuming task. You might not have created a contract before, or you might miss out on important details that would make the contract valid.

But don’t worry! Revv’s nanny contract template is a good starting point!

Revv’s nanny contract template has all the necessary details required to protect your rights and can be customized easily to suit your needs. It also comes with an eSignature that enables the parties involved to accept and sign the contract faster.

In case, you want to draft the contract template on your own, here are some quick tips to help you with the process.

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