What To Include In A Nanny Contract

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that it’s a really good idea to draw up a contract when you hire a nanny. This is good for both you and the person you hire, as it outlines your expectations, sets up terms of payments and gives you both something to refer back to so there is no confusion. As someone who worked as a nanny, I know I appreciated understanding my role, and my most successful relationships occurred when there was ultimate transparency.

nanny contract

Here’s a quick breakdown of what should go in a nanny contract:

  • The timeframe of the agreement. This can be ongoing, but you should establish a minimum timeframe (like a year) that you expect payment conditions and responsibilities to be relatively stable.
  • How amendments can be made to the agreement. Include something about how you will notify your nanny of changes and how she can suggest changes.
  • Termination conditions. Make sure to include how the contract can be terminated.
  • Nanny’s duties and responsibilities. This is where you should be as specific as possible, but without going overboard. Make sure to include things like if you expect your nanny to travel with you occasionally.
  • This is where you want to list out days of the week and hours. Include how you will handle any overtime or additional days needed.
  • Driving rules and responsibilities, if any. If your nanny will be taking public transportation or cabs, make sure to outline how you will reimburse or pay for these things.
  • Compensation package. Include a schedule of payments, health benefits, overtime and fringe benefits like paid holidays, vacation, sick leave and bonuses.
  • Social media. I wrote about this in my last post, but make sure to include any privacy stipulations you have when it comes to your children appearing on social media.

Because as parents we sometimes want to know what typical benefits look like, I’ll list out what is pretty standard when it comes to vacation times. Keep in mind that all families are different, and what is most important is working out a schedule and vacation time that works for both you and your nanny.

  • 8-10 paid holidays a year
  • Health insurance or a percentage of health premium
  • Paid sick days

If you’re interested in more information about our services as they relate to your nanny, check out our nanny consulting page or contact us today.

12 replies
  1. Nicky Krogh
    Nicky Krogh says:

    I am usually to blogging and i really appreciate your content. The article has actually peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your site and keep checking for brand spanking new information.

    Reply
  2. Tom Nusom
    Tom Nusom says:

    you are really a good webmaster. The web site loading speed is amazing. It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. Also, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve done a magnificent job on this topic!

    Reply
  3. MaxwellVElzy
    MaxwellVElzy says:

    Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored to death at the job and so
    i chosen to browse your site in my iphone during lunch break.
    I like the information you provide here and can’t wait to have a look as
    i go back home. I’m amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my small phone ..

    I’m not actually using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, fantastic blog!

    Reply
  4. OziePTuerk
    OziePTuerk says:

    Hurrah, that’s the things i was looking for, such a information! present at this webpage,
    thanks admin of the webpage.

    Reply
  5. KendaNAmigon
    KendaNAmigon says:

    Heya i’m the first time here. I found this board and that i believe it is really useful & it helped me to out much.
    I hope to offer something back and help others such
    as you aided me.

    Reply
  6. TeodoraCDien
    TeodoraCDien says:

    Thanks for the marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading it,
    you are an excellent author. I am going to ensure that you bookmark your website and will eventually revisit sometime
    soon. I would like to encourage anyone to continue
    your great job, have got a nice holiday weekend!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply to Nicky Krogh Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.