A. A good nanny contract will detail the nanny’s work schedule. This is important for many reasons. A work schedule sets the stage for a more professional work relationship between the family and nanny. Like any other employment relationship, this relationship needs to be defined in clear terms. A work schedule is vital to that end.
The first thing that needs to be in the nanny contract is whether the nanny will live with the family or on his/her own. From there, the hours during which nanny will be expected to work should be detailed.
While the nanny-family relationship should be defined similar to how other employment relationships are defined, the parties should also recognize, and the contract should reflect, the unique nature of child care. For instance, a good nanny contract will mention that the parties will use good faith efforts with respect to the schedule. Such a statement serves as an opportunity to create a better functioning contractual relationship.