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What is a Child Care Authorization?

It feels good knowing you have a nanny you trust to watch your children. Using a Child Care Authorization puts that trust in writing and gives your nanny limited powers to make decisions in regards to your children. For example, you can authorize your nanny to notify school or day care that your child is ill or to pick up your child after school. Create a Child Care Authorization to define the terms when another person can make decisions about your child. 
 
A child care authorization allows someone to temporarily care for or make decisions about your child, such as allowing your nanny to pick up your child from daycare. If you want to grant legal authority to make major decisions, create a power of attorney for child instead. This document is also sometimes called a child care authorization form, child care authorization letter, or child authorization form.

When to use a Child Care Authorization:

  • You would like to authorize your child's school to release your child to another individual.
  • You would like to give authorization for another individual to make decisions regarding your child in your unexpected absence.

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CHILD CARE AUTHORIZATION

 

 

I, the undersigned parent or guardian, , of , ,  , We, the undersigned parents or guardians, and , of , ,  , , of , ,   and , of , ,  , hereby grant , of , ,  , hereby grant and , of , ,  , the authority to take temporary care of the below described minor(s): . This grant of temporary authority shall begin on , and shall remain effective through .until terminated by either of the undersigned.

 

The above named Caretaker(s) shall have the power to:

 

- seek appropriate medical treatment or attention on behalf of the child(ren) as may be required by the circumstances, including but not limited to, medical doctor and/or hospital visits
- authorize medical treatment or medical procedures in an emergency situation
- make appropriate decisions regarding clothing, bodily nourishment, and shelter
- explain absences from school
- pick child(ren) up from school
- sign release forms for sports
- sign release forms for field trips
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By:   Date:  

 

By:   Date:  

 

OPTIONAL NOTARY 

 

_________________________________

 

 

_________________________________

 

 

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Dear :To Whom It May Concern:

 

The purpose of this letter is to advise you of the authority given to over over and over .

 

This grant of temporary authority shall begin on and shall remain effective through .until terminated by either of the undersigned.

 

The above Caretaker(s) shall have the authority to:

 

- seek appropriate medical treatment or attention on behalf of the child(ren) as may be required by the circumstances, including but not limited to, medical doctor and/or hospital visits
- authorize medical treatment or medical procedures in an emergency situation
- make appropriate decisions regarding clothing, bodily nourishment, and shelter
- explain absences from school
- pick child(ren) up from school
- sign release forms for sports
- sign release forms for field trips
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Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

____________________________________ Date: ____________

 

____________________________________ Date: ____________

 

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The Authorization can be signed online. It becomes effective as of the date specified in the document. You may choose to sign your document in front of a notary public. It becomes effective as of the date signed.

 

___Everyone gets a copy. Anyone named in the document should receive a copy of the signed document. If you sign this agreement online a copy will be securely stored in your account. You can share your document from your account.

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