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What is a nanny job contract or nanny work agreement?
Why should I get one?

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A Job contract is simply a written summary of the terms of employment. It is also referred to as a 'work agreement.' All nanny referral agents and the International Nanny Association agree that every nanny and family should take the time to document the terms of employment. The work agreement, at a minimum, should address the following:

  • Work Schedule: Days and Hours
  • Compensation: Salary in gross terms, understanding on payroll taxes, pay frequency, and overtime compensation.
  • Holiday and Vacation Schedules: Nannies typically expect 2 weeks paid vacation, understanding that it often will be timed to coincide with family vacation schedules, and paid holidays. Sick day arrangements vary.
  • Childcare Duties : Be specific!
  • Housekeeping Duties : Be specific and realistic!

Live in nannies should also have a written agreement regarding the living arrangements. Items such as curfew [a touchy subject], phone bills, overnight guests, out of town guests, and privacy expectations [of both parties] should be articulated. If the family advanced the nanny airfare, a repayment or debt forgiveness schedule should be included.

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