Babysitting Agreement


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									Babysitting Agreement
This Babysitting Agreement is between a babysitter and a parent or guardian that
desires to hire the babysitter to care for their children. It is important to get these
agreements in writing to ensure that there are no complications or disagreements about
the terms of service. Customize the number of children, the hourly rate, the overtime
rate, and more. This agreement can be used by individuals that want to hire a babysitter
or by individuals and small businesses that want to provide babysitting services.
                                   BABYSITTING AGREEMENT

THIS BABYSITTING AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is hereby
made and entered as of ______________________ [Instructions: Insert the date of this
agreement] by and between ______________________ [Instructions: Insert the name of the
Parent] (hereinafter referred to as “Parent”), of ________________________________
[Instructions: Insert the Parent’s address] and ______________________ [Instructions:
Insert the name of the Babysitter] (hereinafter referred to as “Babysitter”),
________________________________. [Instructions: Insert the Babysitter’s address]

WHEREAS, Parent desires to engage Babysitter to provide babysitting services and use
Babysitter’s best efforts to provide care for: ______________________, [Instructions: Insert
the name of Child 1] ______________________, [Instructions: Insert the name of Child 2]
and ______________________ [Instructions: Insert the name of Child 3] (individually and
collectively      the      “Children”)        at       Parent’s     residence located     at
________________________________ [Instructions: Insert the address where the babysitter
will provide services] (hereinafter referred to as the “Residence”); and

[Instructions: Add or remove the number of children above as necessary depending on how
many children the Babysitter will be hired to care for]

WHEREAS, subject to the terms and condition contained herein, the Babysitter desires to accept
such engagement.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements set forth
below, it is hereby covenanted and agreed by the parties as follows:


In the event that Parent desires to engage Babysitter for a particular date, with reasonable
advance notice, Parent shall call Babysitter at __________________________ [Instructions:
Insert the Babysitter’s telephone number] and provide the details of the particular proposed
engagement, including, but not limited to, the date and time of the commencement of the
engagement and number of hours requested (each an “Engagement Offer”). Within a reasonable
amount of time following the Babysitter’s receipt of the Engagement Offer, Babysitter shall
accept     or    reject    the     Engagement    Offer   by   calling     the    Parent    at
____________________________. [Instructions: Insert the Parent’s telephone number] In
the event that Babysitter accepts the Engagement Offer:

   a. Babysitter shall use Babysitter’s best efforts to provide care for the Children and perform
such other duties as are customary performed by babysitters.

   b. Babysitter shall use Babysitter’s best efforts to abide by all guidelines and rules provided
by Parent, whether orally or in writing, regarding the care of the Children, including regarding
bedtimes, discipline, television, hygiene, and safety issues

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    c. All guests must be pre-approved by Parent prior to entry into the Residence, with the
exception of required police or emergency personnel. Babysitter understands that Parents have a
smoke-free Residence and smoking is never permitted in the Residence by Babysitter or
Babysitter’s guests. Babysitter understands that neither alcohol consumption nor drug use is ever
allowed in the Residence during the course of Babysitter’s engagement.


    a. Engagement Amount. Following each engagement, Parent shall pay Babysitter an hourly
rate of __________ Dollars ($_____) per hour [Instructions: Insert the hourly rate] multiplied
by the number of hours requested in the Engagement Offer, regardless of whether Babysitter
actually performed babysitting services for the complete duration of said time.

    b. Overage Hours. In the event that Babysitter provides babysitting services for a duration
of time that exceeds the hours included in the Engagement Offer (the “Overage Time”), Parent
shall pay Babysitter an hourly rate of __________ Dollars ($_____)[Instructions: Insert the
overtime hourly rate] per hour for all such Overage Time.

   c. Food and Drinks. Parent shall provide reasonable food and drinks for each meal that the
Babysitter is providing babysitting services for the Children.


This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties hereto with respect to the
specific subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements or understandings of any kind
with respect to the specific subject matter hereof. In the event that any provision or part of this
Agreement shall be deemed void or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining
provisions or parts shall be and remain in full force and effect. Any modification to this
Agreement must be in writing and signed by the parties or it shall have no effect and shall be
void. This Agreement shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of
______________________, [Instructions: Insert the state’s laws that will govern this
agreement] applicable to agreements to be wholly performed therein, without giving effect to its
laws governing conflict of laws.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have duly executed this Agreement as of the date first
written above.

PARENT:                                                          BABYSITTER:

__________________________                                       __________________________

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