A to Z Nanny Contract
the best nanny contract in the business…guaranteed!
An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound of Cure
Employing a nanny is different than employing any other kind of worker. There are some lesser known laws that are specific to nannies, some well known ones that don’t apply and a bunch of other legal issues that often catch employers unaware. There’s lots of misinformation out there and it’s easy to get lost in it, leaving yourself open to costly payouts. The A to Z Nanny Contract walks you through this legal and tax maze and shows you step-by-step how to avoid the pitfalls, saving you time, money and headaches along the way.
Get On The Same Page….Literally
The A to Z Nanny Contract lays the foundation for a long term, successful employment relationship. The majority of nannies quit or are fired because of problems within the nanny / parent relationship, not because of childcare issues. So it’s essential that the tone and terms of your nanny contract not only convey clear job related expectations and boundaries but also your commitment to being a fair and respectful employer.
You guessed it. The A to Z Nanny Contract helps you do all of that.
My 22 years of nanny experience combined with my ability to write in detailed nanny language has made my contract the benchmark for defining things. Combine that with positive language and you get a great framework for nanny success.
Experience and Know How Make The Difference
Lots of people tell you why you need to create a nanny contract. Only I tell you how. The A to Z Nanny Contract guidebook walks you through each item listed in the contract; providing an overview, the related industry standard and advice on what to consider when deciding on your approach.
The guidebook also offer insight into sticky situations nannies and families commonly face and highlight ways in which employers can help or hurt the employment relationship.
And the guidebook is just a start. If you have any questions, just give me a call or send me an email. A real, live person is behind every sale, ready to help.
We All Know One Size Doesn’t Fits All
Every nanny employment situation is different and only you can decide what’s right for you. So instead of giving you a sketchy, cookie cutter example, I outline all of your options and let you decide what works best for you. The result is a comprehensive nanny contract that details the particulars of your position.
The A to Z Nanny Contract comes with a MS Word editing template so creating your customized contract is quick and easy. Just the way it should be.
the competition vs. A to Z Nanny Contract
There are lots of differences between my contract and the others you’ll find. Big differences. The examples I used below are from real sites, probably some you’ve visited.
who knows vs. well known industry expert
You’ll find site after site featuring free (and some paid) nanny contracts. Finding out who’s behind the site is hard. Finding out who actually wrote the contract is next to impossible. Why is that? My philosophy is if you’re putting out a quality product that you stand behind, you put your name on it.
search, cut, paste, retype, format vs. quick and easy user-friendly template
It takes a lot of time and effort to put together a piecemeal nanny contract. And after putting in all that time and effort, it’s a good bet you won’t have a contract that addresses all the relevant issues or that is tailored to your particular needs. Doesn’t sound like the best solution to me. But I’m a little biased.
you should do this vs. let me do that for you
One says “Every nanny contract should include information about taxes.”
Great idea. And how exactly do you do that? The ATZNC guidebook outlines what you need to know about nanny taxes and the template gives you the exact language you need to use.
vague vs. detailed
One says “The nanny’s responsibilities include…”
Include what? Oh yeah, you’re supposed to fill that in yourself. It’s a basic question but you may not know exactly what you can expect your nanny to take on besides the obvious: childcare. And even if you do know, it takes a fair amount of time to outline all the specifics. And being specific is important here. The ATZNC lists everything for you, in this and every section. You just delete what doesn’t apply and you’re done.
slap it up and forget it vs. up-to-date information
One says “Family and Nanny hereby agree to a one year employment commitment unless Nanny is terminated for cause.”
Bad idea. A recent court decision said that if you specify a period of time in your contract, it’s enforceable. The employer involved in this case was required to pay the fired nanny through the work agreement termination date. Staying current is a good thing.
buyer beware vs. risk free money back guarantee
There are a few other paid nanny contracts out there. Most priced higher than the ATZNC. Only I offer a money back guarantee. I’m proud to say that with thousands sold, less than a handful of parents have used it.
feel free to sue me vs. protect myself by not including illegal terms
One says “Should the employer terminate the agreement, employer agrees to pay all wages up to and including nanny’s last day of work: yes/no”
Seriously? The law requires a worker be paid for every hour worked. The employer doesn’t get a choice in this. Circle no and open yourself up to a wage claim and the fines, penalties and attorney fees (yours and in many states, the nanny’s) that go with it. The goal of the ATZNC is to keep you out of court, not fast track you to its front door.
I read about this somewhere vs. 20 plus years of hands on experience
One says “Include information on how the nanny will be paid. For example, will the nanny be a salaried employee or an hourly employee?”
Nanny employers are getting sued left and right for nonpayment and underpayment of wages. And they’re losing. Usually to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. Many more are simply paying up before it gets to court because they’ve been advised by their lawyer they’re going to lose. Yet site after site continues to give parents bad advice on how to outline their nanny’s wages in there contract. This isn’t an area where you want to rely on the advice you get from a website that specializes in offering generic parent or nanny information. Here, expertise and experience count.
insult the nanny from the get go vs. respectful, positive language
One says “House Keys: Keys may be provided during the hours that the Nanny is working to allow her to take the child for a walk. Keys shall be returned by the Nanny prior to leaving for the day.”
Who would think including this is a good idea? These kinds of clauses imply your nanny is incompetent or worse, untrustworthy. Not a good way to start off an employment relationship.
you’re on your own vs. personal phone and email support
If you have a question or need help customizing your contract, I’m a phone call or email away. No consultation fee. No sending you to a FAQ section to dig up the answer yourself. Just personal, exceptional customer service.
free vs. forty bucks
You got me. The A to Z Nanny Contract isn’t free. But I believe it’s well worth the investment. And I’m confident you’ll agree. If not, there’s a 30 day money back guarantee. Ready to get started?