To ensure successful nanny care and avoid conflict, your nanny contract should include the job responsibilities that you expect your nanny to perform. For example:
- Child care — formula or food preparation, changing diapers, daily learning activities, dressing children, providing daily nap time, daily recreation, providing transportation, and disciplining children.
- Household — laundry and cleaning areas used by children.
- Other — cleaning areas of the house not used by nanny or children and food preparation for members of the family beyond the children.
Beyond documenting responsibility and house rules, your nanny contract should detail what would happen in the event that the responsibilities are not being performed or the house rules are being broken. Whether such situation will give rise to termination should be known by all parties to the contract.