This is an agreement between a nanny and a family that desires to hire the nanny’s
services to care for their children. It is vital to use a written agreement for these
arrangements to ensure that there is no confusion or disagreements about the terms of
service. Customize the information of the parties, the nanny’s pay rate, the times of
service, and much more. This agreement is ideal for families that want to hire a nanny
or for individuals or small businesses that offer nanny services.
THIS NANNY AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is hereby made and
entered as of _____________________ [Instructions: Insert the date of this agreement] by
and between the ___________________ [Instructions: Insert the Client’s name] (hereinafter
referred to as the “Client”), of __________________________________ [Instructions: Insert
the Client’s address] and ___________________ [Instructions: Insert the Nanny’s name]
(hereinafter referred to as “Nanny”), of __________________________________.
[Instructions: Insert the Nanny’s address]
WHEREAS, Client desires to engage Nanny to provide services and use Nanny’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 Client’s residence located at
________________________________ [Instructions: Insert the address where the Nanny
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 Nanny will be hired to care for]
WHEREAS, subject to the terms and condition contained herein, the Nanny desires to accept
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements set forth
below, it is hereby covenanted and agreed by the parties as follows:
a. Nanny’s shall use Nanny’s best efforts to provide care for the Children each week
from Monday through Friday from __:__ am [Instructions: Insert the Nanny’s daily start
time] to __:__ pm. [Instructions: Insert the Nanny’s daily end time] During this time, Nanny
shall perform such other duties as are customary performed by nannies, including, without
limitation (i) putting the absolute safety of the Children first before any other responsibilities; (ii)
tending to the Children's basic needs, including, but not limited to: bathing, dressing, changing
diapers, brushing teeth, afternoon naps, and if directed by Client administering medicine; (iii)
preparing meals for the Children during scheduled hours and cleaning up kitchen and dining
table when completed; (iv) supervising and participating in activities with the Children,
including, but not limited to: games, walks, play dates, playground outings, reading to Children,
and planning activities that lead to development in social skills or educational value; (v) driving
the Children to activities and events; (vi) keeping the Children's bedrooms and play area clean
and organized, including, without limitation: making their beds, vacuuming the carpet, cleaning
and disinfecting toys; (vii) laundering the Children's and Client’s dirty clothes and bed linens;
(viii) performing light house cleaning; (ix) running occasional errands; and (x) performing other
mutually agreed minor household duties.
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b. Nanny understands that as condition of employment hereunder, Nanny must use
Nanny’s best efforts to abide by all guidelines and rules provided by Parent, whether orally or in
writing, including without limitation, the following rules: (i) with the exception of required
police or emergency personnel, all guests must be pre-approved by Client prior to entry into
Client’s home; (ii) Nanny shall not be dishonest with Client; (iii) Nanny shall not remove Client
personal property from Client’s home without prior approval; (iv) cigarette smoking by Nanny or
Nanny's guests is not permitted in the home nor at any time that the Children are present; (vi)
alcohol consumption is not permitted while Nanny is on duty; (iv) illegal drugs use by Nanny is
not permitted at any time, whether on or off duty.
c. Nanny hereby agrees that it [Instructions: Choose one] will OR will not be a
“live in” Nanny and live on the Residence where the services will be rendered.
2. TERM AND TERMINATION
Nanny’s employment by Client shall be on an “at will” basis. This Agreement may be
terminated as follows:
a. By Nanny, at any time, for any reason, on the giving of __________ (___)
[Instructions: Insert the number of days notice required for Nanny to terminate this
agreement] days written notice to Client. Client may waive notice, in whole or in part and if it
does so, Nanny’s entitlement to remuneration and benefits pursuant to this Agreement will cease
on the date that Client waives such notice.
b. By the Client, in its absolute discretion, without any notice or pay in lieu thereof,
for cause. For the purposes of this Agreement, cause includes: (i) any material breach of the
provisions of this Agreement, including failure to perform job responsibilities; (ii) dishonesty,
lying to or stealing from Client; (iii) unapproved guests; (iv) misuse of Client property or
automobile; (v) Smoking cigarettes or consumption of alcohol while on duty; (vi) use of illegal
drugs at any time, whether on or off duty; and/or (vii) allowing the Children’s safety to be
c. By Client, in its absolute discretion, for any reason on giving Nanny __________
(___)[Instructions: Insert the number of days notice required for Client to terminate this
agreement] days written notice or on paying Nanny the equivalent pay in lieu of notice. The
payments contemplated in this paragraph include all pay under applicable state and/or federal
statute. In the event the minimum statutory requirements as at the date of termination provide
for any greater right or benefit than that provided in this Agreement, such statutory requirements
will supersede the payments contemplated hereunder. Nanny agrees to accept payment in lieu of
notice, as set out in this paragraph, as a full and final settlement of all amounts owed to Nanny
by Client upon termination (including any statutory or common law rights and/or remedies) and
Nanny expressly waives any claim to any other payment or benefits from Client.
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a. Salary. As full compensation for all services provided for herein, Client shall pay
Nanny a salary of __________ Dollars ($_____) [Instructions: Insert the Nanny’s salary
amount] per year (the “Salary”) to be paid in [Instructions: Choose one] weekly OR semi-
monthly OR monthly installments. Such payments shall be subject to deductions by Client, as
Client is legally required to make or as otherwise agreed by Nanny.
b. Expense Reimbursement. It is understood and agreed that Nanny may incur
expenses, in connection with Nanny’s duties hereunder. Provided that Client grants its prior
written approval of such expenses, Client will reimburse Nanny for such reasonable expenses,
within __________ (___) [Instructions: Insert the number of days Client has to reimburse
Nanny] days of Client’s receipt of Nanny’s itemized list of expenses.
4. TIME OFF
Nanny shall be entitled to vacation time in the amount of __________ (___) [Instructions:
Insert the number of vacation days Nanny will receive] days per year, during which time
Nanny’s Salary will be paid in full, which shall constitute Nanny’s vacation, sick days and
personal time. Such time off may be taken at such time or times as is mutually agreed. Nanny
shall also be entitled to time off, during which time Nanny’s Salary will be paid in full, on all
major holidays, normally celebrated by salaried employees.
a. 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.
b. 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.
c. Any modification to this Agreement must be in writing and signed by the parties
or it shall have no effect and shall be void.
d. This Agreement is not assignable or transferable by either party, in whole or in
part, without the prior written consent of the non-assigning party.
e. Any notice required or permitted to be given to Nanny shall be sufficiently given
if delivered to Nanny personally or if mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested to
Nanny’s address last known to Client. Any notice required or permitted to be given to Client
shall be sufficiently given if delivered to Client personally or if mailed by certified mail, return
receipt requested to Client’s home.
f. No failure by either party to pursue any remedy resulting from a breach of any
provision of this Agreement by the other party shall be construed as a waiver of that breach or as
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a waiver of any subsequent or other breach unless such waiver is in writing and signed by an
authorized representative of the non-breaching party.
g. 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
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