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What is a Child Care Contract?

Nothing is more important than the care of your children. A child care contract—or nanny agreement—is a document that makes crystal clear how your children should be cared for by a new nanny. Putting it in writing helps ensure your children get the care they deserve. 
And if you're a nanny, just follow the steps with your own particulars to make sure that everything is clear and you're covered in case any questions come up later. Create a free child care contract in minutes by following our easy, step-by-step instructions.

When to use a Child Care Contract:

  • You're hiring a nanny to take care of your child(ren).
  • You're a nanny about to start a new working relationship.

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This Nanny Agreement is entered on between the hiring family of , , (herein known as Family) and the child care provider of , , (herein referred to as Nanny).


Whereas the Family requires the services of Nanny to take care of their child(ren), and whereas the Nanny agrees to enter in to an agreement to take care of the child(ren), this Nanny Agreement is entered between the Family and the Nanny, commencing on in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth below:



Nanny agrees to work a standard time frame of hours per week that shall be referred to hereafter as a standard work-week.



Nanny shall receive a salary of per . The Family will issue payment . The Family agrees to pay the Nanny an hourly rate of for all time worked over the standard work-week hours indicated above.


Nanny shall reside at the Family's home and Family will cover room and board related expenses.


The Family will pay one-half (1/2) of the Social Security and Medicare tax. The Family will pay one hundred percent of the Nannys state unemployment insurance.



Nanny is an at-will employee and this agreement will continue until terminated by either party. However, both parties agree to provide four weeks notice of intent to terminate this agreement (or pay in lieu of such notice), except when such termination is for cause.



Immediate termination without any notice is possible on the following grounds:


Allowing the child(ren)s safety to be compromised

Inconsistent or non performance of agreed upon job responsibilities

Dishonesty or lying to Family


Misuse of Family automobile

Breach of confidentiality clause

Persistent tardiness of more than 15 minutes without valid reason

Unapproved guests

Smoking or consumption of alcohol while on duty

Illegal drug use

Failure of the Family to remit payment for more than 1 month

Fear of harm or threat by either party due to actions of the other party



Nanny agrees to perform the following duties as a requirement of employment:



Nanny shall receive the following paid holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If any of the above holidays occur on a weekend, Nanny will be given the official Federal holiday that is observed. The Nanny is provided a cumulative of days of vacation, sick days and personal time, referred to as paid time off (PTO) as used according to the Nanny's discretion. Nanny agrees to use best efforts to take vacation time when Family takes their vacation. If Nanny cannot coordinate this vacation schedule, Nanny agrees to give Family at least four (4) weeks notice. In the event that Nanny travels with Family, Nanny shall be paid her regular salary plus over time hours as previously agreed upon by Family and Nanny.




Nanny understands that any and all private information obtained about Family during the course of employment, including but not limited to medical, financial, legal, career and Family's assets are strictly confidential and may not be disclosed to any third party for any reason. Nanny is prohibited from providing information or posting photos of the Family or their home without prior consent. The obligations of the Nanny under this clause survive termination of this Agreement.



Nanny understands Family has a smoke free home and that smoking by Nanny or Nanny's guests is never permitted in the home. Nanny agrees never to smoke while providing childcare to Family's child(ren) even on walks, trips to playground, outside activities or field trips.


All guests must be pre-approved by Family before being allowed entrance into Family's home.


Alcohol consumption is never permitted while Nanny is on duty.


Nanny hereby certifies that Nanny does not use illegal drugs and understands that such use is cause for immediate termination.


Nanny agrees to limit personal calls to 15 minutes or less.


The Nanny agrees to maintain valid credentials for providing child care according to state law including but not limited to child CPR and First Aid. The Nanny will provide proof of credentials at the request of the Family.


At time of termination, and prior to receipt of final paycheck, Nanny agrees to return to the Family all Family property, including but not limited to house and car keys, remote entry devices, and car safety seats.





This Agreement shall be construed under and in accordance with the laws of the .


The Parties hereby agrees to be fully bound to the terms of this Agreement.








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