Here is a great document when hiring a nanny!
Sample Family-Nanny Agreement
1.) Job Description
a.) Primary Responsibilities
• Care for Child #1(infant) each day- feeding, changing, daily medication, entertaining,
taking walks, playing, teaching her age appropriate skills
• Care for Child #2 each day- guidance to and from the bus stop each day, helping with
homework, monitoring tv/play time, prepare & serve her snack & dinner. Get her ready for
any activities she may be attending that evening. (Clean clothes, face & hands washed,
hair combed, etc)
• Act as lifeguard during the summer, play & read daily, enforce household rules.
• Provide constant communication with both parents on a daily basis through daily activity
sheets, and phone calls.
b.) Secondary Responsibilities
• Housekeeping- Keep the kitchen, family rooms, and nursery tidy. Help children to pick up
her toys (when necessary). Load & unload dishwasher. Children’s laundry (1x per week).
Keep track of needed groceries. Sweep floors.
c) Hours: Monday- Friday, 8am-5:30pm/6pm. Weekly hours will range from 45-50. Opportunities
for additional hours (evenings/weekends) will exist, and will be agreed to according to the nanny’s
d) Compensation- $13 per hour
e) Vacation/Holidays- 10 paid vacation days per year. The family will attempt to schedule our
vacation time at the same time. If not, days beyond the 10 vacation days will be taken as unpaid.
Vacation days will be paid on a 9 hour schedule. Vacation time must be requested at least 2
weeks in advance. Paid holidays include: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
f) Terms- This agreement stands as an agreement of employment. If either party wishes to end
this agreement for any reason 3 weeks notice must be given. Any changes to this agreement will
be discussed, and agreed to in writing.
2.) Family’s Expectations of the nanny:
• To promise physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of the
• Comply as closely as possible with family’s preferences regarding child rearing
• Tend to children’s personal hygiene, health, welfare and physical safety.
• Be reasonably flexible regarding emergencies and unexpected changes in the
• Maintain a daily log and/or daily communication with family concerning the
• Be responsible, reliable and punctual at the start of the day and for appointments
• Have efficient time management of child care tasks and all other related duties.
• Promote feelings of security and warmth by enjoying daily cuddle, read, and talk
• Read/review any pertinent literature provided by employer in order to promote
broader knowledge of child rearing philosophy, education, and child psychology.
• Actively participate in understanding each child’s special problems and interests.
Providing solutions to the former and enhancing latter.
• Be supportive of the parent-child relationship.
3.) The family will provide for the Nanny:
• Access to the child/ren’s pediatrician or family physician and teachers for
information on child/ren’s well being and development.
• Adequate funds to cover developmentally appropriate games, books, learning,
aids and/or outside activities.
• Food- as reasonably requested for nanny’s lunches
• Meet with Nanny one time per month (or as needed) to discuss job performance
and the events of the past month. (Nanny describes activities of preceding
period, plans for upcoming period, and any item with which parents assistance
may be needed.)
4.) Nanny’s Expectations of Family:
• Respect the hours, days, and compensation outlined in this agreement.
• Have regular communication from parents regarding job performance, schedule
• Support of nanny’s “authority” in setting limits with children.
• Provide a safe child-proofed home.
• Respect the nanny’s privacy outside of the job.
• Respect the fact that the nanny has a life beyond the job.
• Provide any requested necessary items for daily activities.
5.) Household Information:
• The nanny may NOT have friends or relatives visit her in the family home unless agreed
upon in advance.
• We would like the nanny to answer the telephone and take necessary messages.
• The ____ areas of the house are off limits to the nanny and children.
• We will childproof our home as necessary. We expect the nanny to have input on what
needs to be done and when. We will respect her decisions.
• Access to the home will be through the _______. The house must be locked if the nanny
& children leave for any reason. Key/Security code to ____ door will be provided
• Our smoke detectors are located on every floor.
• Our fire extinguisher is located in the __________.
6.) Health and Emergencies:
• All health and emergency phone numbers are kept on the _________.
• Nanny will be given insurance cards, and health care information.
• First Aid Supplies are kept in the ______________________.
• Nanny has authorization to administer medication ONLY when approved by parents. Any
medication given must be recorded on daily communication sheet.
7) Household Rules
• No one is allowed in the home other than the nanny and our 2 children unless otherwise
discussed and approved by parents.
• Television should be kept to a minimum at the nanny’s discretion. We encourage “tv free”
• Daily homework is to be started absolutely no later than 4pm each day.
• Children are allowed a snack when they get home from school. Snacks should be healthy
or sugar free when possible.
• Discipline must be supported by both the nanny and parents. We use 1-2-3 Magic
Nondisclosure Statement: The nanny will respect the privacy of the family and agrees not to
discuss any of the family’s personal business to anyone.
Videotaping: If the family plans to videotape the nanny, they will let the nanny know that this
will occur or may occur one time, occasionally, or on a daily basis as a means to evaluate job
Periodic Review of Family and Nanny Agreement: Review of the written agreement is
recommended after 30 days, 90 days, 180 days, and annually thereafter.
We have read, discussed and agreed to the aforementioned terms and conditions.
Nanny’s Signature Date
Mother’s/Guardian’s Signature Date
Father’s/Guardian Signature Date