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    Do you need a full-time or a part-time nanny to take care of the children or the elderly while you are away at work? Are you confident about the person you are hiring for this job? Here’s a customizable, detailed, and free nanny contract template crafted by our legal experts. You can use it to outline the detailed services and avoid conflicts with your nanny service provider in advance.

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A nanny contract permits the caretaker to care for a parent, legal guardian’s child(ren) or toddler(s) in exchange for payment. Depending on one short-term or long-term requirement for caretaking, a nanny may be hired on a part or full-time basis and paid by the hour or a monthly salary.


Whether you are looking to provide nanny services or hiring someone to take care of your loved one(s), doing it professionally through a nanny contract would be the best option. A nanny contract is an agreement created between the parent/ legal guardian and the nanny to define the scope of caretaking services required and skills of the caregiver/ nanny being hired. Find an attorney-drafted template now to personalize your own nanny contract.

What Is A Nanny Contract?

A contract between the nappy or caregiver and the hiring family or person simply puts on paper all the information related to the nanny services requested, parties involved, the work scope, attending timeframes and payment terms. It also describes the contract termination conditions that either party has agreed to in writing.

The nanny contract is a legal contract like all other contracts and therefore protects the rights and interests of the nanny and the parent/ legal guardian.

When Is a Nanny Contract Needed?

A nanny contract paves way for smooth caregiving services when required. Whether the caretaking need is big or small, the nanny contract allows for better caregiving assistance. The contract ensures that the family has a caregiver for their loved one in the hour of need and allows the nanny to work professionally without having to worry about payment delays. Check out our example nanny contracts or example nanny agreement for more details.

What Does A Nanny Contract Cover?

A nanny contract broadly covers the following sections:

1. Details of location of service to be provided and starting date

2. Details of hours, days or months during which time the service is to be provided, as well as the breakup and summary of total hours needed each week and or month.

3. Job responsibilities - clearly outlines the duties of the nanny. A separate list of detailed tasks, timelines and instructions can be included on a separate document that is agreeable to both parties.

4. The payment section - details the nanny's hourly rate of pay, overtime rate and summarized weekly compensation and payment terms like weekly or bi-weekly.

5. Additional expenses - this section may include covering certain expenses for your nanny, such as health insurance, public transportation, parking, meal coupons or phone service.

6. Holidays - includes a list of paid and unpaid holidays for the nanny.

7. Privacy policy - This section shall limit usage and sharing of information related to the person being cared for and the family who hires the nanny in legal ways including digital platforms.

8. Termination Policy - lists clearly the termination clauses of the service completed in part or full.

9. Performance and Salary Review Policy- lists the terms for service review and potential for pay raise based on job performance.

You can also add your own sections to our nanny agreement or nanny contract template to suit your individual requirements.

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Being a homemaker, it is necessary to be aware of the background and expertise of the nanny that you have hired to take care of your children or the elderly. Download and use our 100% free, reliable, and customizable nanny contract template to discuss all expected responsibilities for dispute prevention with the hired child caring services.


A good caregiver is a blessing. Proper care for a loved one can be ensured with a formal nanny contract that allows the nanny also to work happily knowing that her/ his payments will arrive on time. With CocoSign, you can be rest assured that you will have a professionally and legally drafted contract for your needs.

We have a range of sample nanny contract templates on offer, editable for your particular nanny contract or nanny document need.





I. The Parties. This Nanny Contract for Services (“Agreement”) made this ____ of ____________________, 20____ between:


Employer: ____________________ with a mailing address of ____________________, City of ____________________, State of ____________________, (“Employer”)




Nanny: ____________________ with a mailing address of ____________________, City of ____________________, State of ____________________ (“Nanny”).


Employer and Nanny shall be hereinafter referred together as the “Parties” and agree to the following:


II. Term. This Agreement shall start on ____________________, 20____ and end in the following manner: (check one)


- On the Date of ____________________, 20____.

- If Employer or Nanny give notice of ____ days to the other Party. Notice may be given verbally or in writing.


III. Children. The Nanny agrees to provide care to the following child(ren):


Name: ____________________ Date of Birth: ____________________


Name: ____________________ Date of Birth: ____________________


Name: ____________________ Date of Birth: ____________________


The above-mentioned individual(s) shall be collectively referred to as the "Child(ren)."


IV. Responsibilities. The responsibilities of the Nanny shall include, but not be limited to, the general everyday care of the Child(ren) in addition to the following:




The aforementioned responsibilities shall be collectively referred to as the "Services."


V. Weekly Schedule. The Nanny agrees to provide ____ hours per week in accordance with the following schedule:


- Monday  Start: ____:____ AM PM End: ____:____ AM PM

- Tuesday  Start: ____:____ AM PM End: ____:____ AM PM

- Wednesday Start: ____:____ AM PM End: ____:____ AM PM

- Thursday  Start: ____:____ AM PM End: ____:____ AM PM

- Friday  Start: ____:____ AM PM End: ____:____ AM PM

- Saturday  Start: ____:____ AM PM End: ____:____ AM PM

- Sunday  Start: ____:____ AM PM End: ____:____ AM PM


VI. Location. The Nanny is required to provide their Services at the following address:




The aforementioned street address shall be hereinafter referred to as the "Residence."


VII. Nanny Type. The Nanny shall be: (check one)


- Working Remotely. The Nanny acknowledges that they reside in separate housing from the Employer and that the Employer has made no intentions of providing housing to the Nanny.

- Living in the Residence. The Employer agrees to provide housing to the Nanny consisting of a bed bedroom with no requirement to pay rent, utilities, or any other expense or bill attributed to the residence.


VIII. Compensation. Nanny shall receive $____ per hour as compensation for providing their Services. If there are any overtime hours, the Nanny shall receive $____ per hour. Overtime is considered more than forty (40) hours for any given week period Monday to Sunday (“Compensation”).


a.)    Occurrence. The Compensation shall be paid: (check one)


- Weekly

- Bi-Weekly

- Monthly

- Other. ____________________


b.)   Payment Method. The Compensation shall be paid via: (check one)


- ACH (Direct Deposit)

- Check

- Cash

- Other. ____________________


IX. Transportation. If at any time the Nanny is obligated to provide transportation as part of this Agreement the Employer agrees to: (check one)


- Provide a Vehicle to the Nanny.

- Reimburse the Nanny their transportation costs for any direct expenses, such as bus, train, or subway tickets, or in accordance with the current IRS Mileage Rates if they are to use their own vehicle.

- Not provide reimbursement for any of the Nanny’s transportation costs.

- Other. ____________________


X. Other Benefits. In addition to the Compensation, the Employer agrees to provide the following to the Nanny: (check all that apply)


- Health Insurance. Describe: ____________________

- Public Transportation. Describe: ____________________

- Parking. Describe: ____________________

- College Tuition. Describe: ____________________

- Mobile Phone. Describe: ____________________


XI. Time-Off. The Nanny shall receive the following Paid Unpaid time-off: (check one)


- Sick Leave in the amount of ____ days per year.

- Vacation in the amount of ____ days per year.

- Other. ____________________ in the amount of ____ days per year.


XII. Holidays. The Nanny shall receive the following Paid Unpaid Holidays: (check one)


- New Year’s Day

- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

- Memorial Day

- Independence Day

- Labor Day

- Veterans Day

- Thanksgiving

- Christmas Day


XIII. Employment Relationship. The Parties agree that the relationship between the Employer and the Nanny is the following: (check one)


- W2 Employee.

a.)    Employer Obligations. The Employer will withhold required Social Security and Medicare taxes from the Nanny’s pay, along with income taxes per the Nanny’s instructions on IRS Form W-4 and all other applicable taxes. All tax withholding shall be remitted to the State and Federal Tax Agencies on or before the household employment tax deadlines. Employer will provide the Nanny with IRS Form W-2 at the end of the calendar year, specifically, by January 31 of the following year.

- 1099 Independent Contractor.

a.)    Nanny Obligations. The Nanny, under the code of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is considered an independent contractor with the Nanny solely responsible for payment of: Withholding FICA, Medicare, Social Security, or any other Federal and State withholding taxes from the Employer's payments to the Nanny. This includes, but is not limited to, Federal and State unemployment compensation and contributions on the Nanny's behalf while performing their Services under this Agreement.


XIV. Emergency Contact. In the case of an emergency the following individuals should be contacted if the Employer is unavailable:


Name: ____________________ Telephone: ____________________


Name: ____________________ Telephone: ____________________


Name: ____________________ Telephone: ____________________


XV. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed under the laws in the State of ____________________.


XVI. Confidentiality. The Nanny understands that any and all private information obtained about the Employer, their dependents, or any other person in association with the Employer related to medical, financial, legal, social, career and any other sensitive information may not be disclosed to a third (3rd) party for any reason.


XVII. Social Media. The Nanny understands that no information about the Employer, their dependents, or any other person in association with the Employer location, plans, pictures, shall be allowed to be shared on any social media network.


XVIII. Grounds for Termination. The following are grounds for immediate termination:


  • Safety of any dependent to be compromised;
  • Non-performance of job responsibilities;
  • Dishonesty;
  • Theft;
  • Misuse of any appliance, equipment, or vehicles;
  • Unapproved guests;
  • Smoking, consumption of alcohol, or the use of illicit drugs; and
  • The breach of any statute or clause in this Agreement;


XIX. Severability. This Agreement shall remain in effect in the event a section or provision is unenforceable or invalid. All remaining sections and provisions shall be deemed legally binding unless a court rules that any such provision or section is invalid or unenforceable, thus, limiting the effect of another provision or section. In such case, the affected provision or section shall be enforced as so limited.


XX. Additional Terms and Conditions. ___________________________________________




XXI. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, along with any attachments or addendums, represents the entire agreement between the Parties. Therefore, this Agreement supersedes any prior agreements, promises, conditions, or understandings between the Employer and Nanny.



Nanny’s Signature ________________________ Date _______________


Print Name ________________________



Employer’s Signature ________________________ Date _______________


Print Name ________________________



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