Nanny Employment Contract Template

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Nanny Employment Contract
Date of Employment:
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Name of Employee (Nanny): ______________________
Address: _____________________________
Contact Details: (h) __________ (m) _____________ (e) ______________
Name of Employer(s) (Parent):
Address:
Contact Details: (h) __________ (m) _____________ (e) ______________
Number of children to be cared for:____
Names of children:
________________________________________________________
Salary & Benefits
Pay: $______ pay per week/month/hourly
The overtime rate that will apply is $_____
Remember also to deduct income tax and make tax payments directly to the ATO.
Hours of Work
The expected hours of work are from ______ am/pm to ______am/pm from
__________ to __________
Public holidays
Agree on Public holiday entitlements. If the nanny is expected to work on public
holiday’s agree on the rate of pay or whether this will be taken as time off in lieu
e.g. Public holidays are standard or if required to work time off in lieu will be
granted.
Leave Entitlements
Annual leave entitlement is ___ days.
Sick leave entitlement is ___days.
Nanny will also give employer ____ days notice for personal leave days required
and will call by ____ am/pm to advise of sickness.
Determine the Annual leave entitlement – all full time employees are entitled to a
minimum of 20 days annual leave or pro-rata for the hours/days worked. Part
time employees receive the same entitlement on a pro-rata basis. The standard
sick leave entitlement is 8 days sick leave per year or pro-rata for the hours/days
worked. Set a notification period if the nanny is sick so that emergency care
arrangements can be made.
Duties / Parenting Philosophy
Nanny Employment Contract
Date of Employment:
_______________
Name of Employee (Nanny): ______________________
Address: _____________________________
Contact Details: (h) __________ (m) _____________ (e) ______________
Name of Employer(s) (Parent):
Address:
Contact Details: (h) __________ (m) _____________ (e) ______________
Number of children to be cared for:____
Names of children:
________________________________________________________
Salary & Benefits
Pay: $______ pay per week/month/hourly
The overtime rate that will apply is $_____
Remember also to deduct income tax and make tax payments directly to the ATO.
Hours of Work
The expected hours of work are from ______ am/pm to ______am/pm from
__________ to __________
Public holidays
Agree on Public holiday entitlements. If the nanny is expected to work on public
holiday’s agree on the rate of pay or whether this will be taken as time off in lieu
e.g. Public holidays are standard or if required to work time off in lieu will be
granted.
Leave Entitlements
Annual leave entitlement is ___ days.
Sick leave entitlement is ___days.
Nanny will also give employer ____ days notice for personal leave days required
and will call by ____ am/pm to advise of sickness.
Determine the Annual leave entitlement – all full time employees are entitled to a
minimum of 20 days annual leave or pro-rata for the hours/days worked. Part
time employees receive the same entitlement on a pro-rata basis. The standard
sick leave entitlement is 8 days sick leave per year or pro-rata for the hours/days
worked. Set a notification period if the nanny is sick so that emergency care
arrangements can be made.
Duties / Parenting Philosophy
List specifics of the nannies responsibilities. For example the child’s routine, nap
time, feeding times, reading times, gymbaroo classes, swimming classes, park
visits, mothers/nanny group.
Include Parenting philosophy, disciplinary measures, TV time, sleeping methods,
nutrition - what the child is allowed to eat, hygiene – washing hands before and
after nappy change – safety – no go zones for the child/nanny in the house and
who can visit the child or pick up the child – grand parent, sister, ex husband
Superannuation
____% is the agreed superannuation entitlement.
If the nanny works for more than 30 hours a week they are entitled to
superannuation which should be part of your employment contract agreement.
This is currently 9% of the employee’s gross wage. (Superannuation Guarantee
ruling SGR 93/1)
Additional Expenses
An additional cash amount of $____ will be provided for any out of pocket
expenses
Agree on any additional out of pocket expenses. It’s a good idea to set aside an
additional cash amount each week to cover outings, snacks, excursions,
swimming classes etc.
Car Allowance
If the car is to be used to transport the children here is an example of what you
might want to put in your contract.
The nanny’s/employers car will be used for transportation of the children on
occasion and insurance coverage has been arranged. The insurance costs are to
be incurred by nanny/employer.
A car seat will be provided by the employer.
If nanny’s car is to be used - Car allowance of $___ per km is agreed and will be
paid on receipt of a log book with the kilometres recorded.
Room & Board
If room and board is to be provided list benefits such as room and board and
other amenities if applicable - TV, CD, DVD, phone, meals provided, etc
Notice Period
The notice period is _____ weeks. Payment in lieu of notice is ____ week’s
salary
An agreed period of notice should be set down for both parties including any
arrangement for payment in lieu of notice. The standard notice period is
generally two to four weeks notice.
Confidentiality
Consider a confidentiality agreement to ensure that the affairs of the household is
kept confidential.
Here is an example:
The employee shall keep the affairs and concerns of the household and it’s
transactions and business confidential. It is a condition of employment that
except as required by Law, and shall not disclose confidential information to any
persons whatsoever without the consent in writing of the employer. This provision
shall apply for all time and survives expiration or earlier termination of this
Agreement. The operation of this clause shall not apply to information disclosed
to medical or other health professionals in the course of obtaining treatment for
the child(ren).
Illness and Emergency Procedure
List what should be done in the event of an emergency. Make sure that your
medicare card is available to allow for presentation at the hospital or GP if
necessary.
Here is an example:
In the event of a sudden illness the nanny should contact the employer(s)
immediately. Contact phone numbers are __________________ and/or
______________
They are also authorised to take the child to the GP or hospital should this be
required. The GP’s contact details are _____________. The closest hospital is
located at ________________________________________
The medicare card is located ______________________________
Other Benefits
List additional benefits here these can include:
Phone
Use of a car
Occasional late starts and early finishes
Cash Bonuses
Health cover
Night out, Movie Tickets, Pampering Package, Weekend away
All of the research about early care and education leads to one overriding
conclusion - quality matters.
If your nanny is a trusted and valued employee you wish to retain then these
incentives can go along way in improving staff retention.
Probation Salary & Performance Reviews
A performance review will be held at ____ months followed by a ____ month
review each year.
Conduct regular salary and performance reviews. Set down the times for a
performance review ideally this should be after the 3 month probation period then
again at 6 months followed by a 12 month salary and performance review.
In the event of the birth of another child consider discussing continued
employment arrangements including review of the current employment contract.
Signed by:
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In the presence of:
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(Print Employer/Parent’s Name)
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