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Sample Contract
Read through our sample contract for suggestions and examples.
Name(s) of employer(s): ______________________________________________
Address:
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
Name of nanny: _____________________________________
Address: __________________________________________
Social Insurance Number: ______________________________
Number of children: _____
Names of children: _________________
_________________
Start date: ________________________________
Place: ___________________________________
Compensation and Benefits:
Pay: $___________ per week/month/hour to be paid (every Friday, 15th and
30th of the month, etc.)
Taxes: (Explain how taxes will be handled) For example, "Employer will
deduct all applicable taxes from the nanny's paycheque and make tax payments
to the CCRA
Paid vacation: _____week(s) per year. Nanny will give employer ____ weeks
notice of any upcoming vacations.
Paid holidays: (List any that apply, for example, Christmas, Easter, etc.)
Schedule:
Nanny will work ____ hours a week.
Employer will pay $____/hour for any extra hours worked.
Nanny's work hours are between ____a.m./p.m. and ____a.m./p.m.
from (list days)
Days off: list days___________________________
Sick days: ___days a year
Personal days: ___days a year.
Nanny will give employer _____ days notice for personal days taken, and will
call by __ a.m. the first day of illness.
Sample Contract
Read through our sample contract for suggestions and examples.
Name(s) of employer(s): ______________________________________________
Address:
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
Name of nanny: _____________________________________
Address: __________________________________________
Social Insurance Number: ______________________________
Number of children: _____
Names of children: _________________
_________________
Start date: ________________________________
Place: ___________________________________
Compensation and Benefits:
Pay: $___________ per week/month/hour to be paid (every Friday, 15th and
30th of the month, etc.)
Taxes: (Explain how taxes will be handled) For example, "Employer will
deduct all applicable taxes from the nanny's paycheque and make tax payments
to the CCRA
Paid vacation: _____week(s) per year. Nanny will give employer ____ weeks
notice of any upcoming vacations.
Paid holidays: (List any that apply, for example, Christmas, Easter, etc.)
Schedule:
Nanny will work ____ hours a week.
Employer will pay $____/hour for any extra hours worked.
Nanny's work hours are between ____a.m./p.m. and ____a.m./p.m.
from (list days)
Days off: list days___________________________
Sick days: ___days a year
Personal days: ___days a year.
Nanny will give employer _____ days notice for personal days taken, and will
call by __ a.m. the first day of illness.
Duties:
(List the nanny's responsibilities. Be specific. For example, taking the child
to playgroup or to the park every Wednesday at 3 p.m., doing the child's
laundry every Friday, giving medications on time when necessary, feeding the
baby with expressed breast milk every two hours, etc.)
Transportation:
Use of car to transport child: yes/no
Logistics: If yes, specify whose car (the nanny's or parent's) she'll drive,
and who will pay the car insurance. If it's the nanny's car, state that you
will provide a car seat to be used each time the child is in the car.
Parenting Philosophy:
Naptime method: (specify nap time each day; whether nanny can let baby cry
it out, and for how long, how many times during the day a nanny should put
baby down, etc.)
Discipline: (specify whether you want the nanny to discipline your child by
using time-outs, etc.)
Television: yes/no If yes, how many hours a day? _____ hours
Meals: (List how many meals a day, what your child is allowed to eat, and
what he isn't)
Hygiene: (List specific rules; for example, nanny must wash hands before and after
diapering, etc.)
Safety: (Specify areas in your house and outside where your child is not
allowed, and any other safety rules to be enforced)
Authorization to release child: (List anyone who is allowed to visit or pick
up your child during the day, for example, grandparent, your older sister,
etc.)
Emergencies:
If a medical emergency arises, the nanny should (list appropriate measures
here). (Enclose a letter authorizing your nanny to take your child to the
doctor or emergency room and seek medical care.)
Nanny must contact the parents immediately.
Mother's phone number: ____________________
Father's phone number: ____________________
Reviews, Raises, and Grievance Procedures:
The employer agrees to review the nanny every ____ months.
Cost-of-living raises will be given every (year/__ years/depending on
review).
If nanny has a grievance, she can (list appropriate measure here).
Changes and Amendments:
In the event of the birth of another child, a nanny (list here if nanny and
employer must discuss first if nanny wishes to continue employment , or if
she will receive more money per week for the care of the new baby, and how
much)
Contract can be changed or amended if both parties agree: yes/no
Notice of Termination:
The nanny must give __weeks'/months' notice of termination in writing.
The employer must give nanny ___weeks/months notice if her services will no
longer be required.
Should the employer terminate the agreement, employer agrees to pay all
wages up to and including nanny's last day of work. Yes/no
Signatures:
______________________ ____________________
Nanny Date
______________________ ____________________
Parent Date
______________________ ____________________
Parent Date
___________________________________________
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