Sample Nanny Share Contract Between Families

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Because you’re hiring the same person to help raise your children, it’s best to get on the same page with your share-family. Here are some topics to go over, check off, and put in writing.

We suggest you go over this every three months to see if anything has changed.

Sample Nanny Contract

This contract is between (family 1) and (family 2).

Worksite Location

  • One house: (address) or
  • Both houses, alternating (daily, weekly, monthly)


  • Monday:
  • Tuesday:
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:
  • Friday:
  • Saturday:
  • Sunday:

Total hours: _________

Job Description

The type of person we're looking for is:

  • Energetic
  • Patient
  • Silly
  • Playful
  • Creative
  • Sporty
  • Number of years experience
  • Education level
  • Languages spoken
  • Other_________________
  • Other_________________

Tasks we’d like the nanny to do at the house while she’s there:

  • Laundry
  • Light clean-up
  • Errands
  • Dog-walking
  • Other_________________
  • Other_________________


Hourly rate:________________

Overtime rate: ________________

Hourly rate if the nanny only works extra hours for one family: _________

Nanny payroll service (ie Nanny Lane): _______________________


Write how you will you cover the cost of:

  • Diapers: (provide own or split cost)
  • Food: (provide own or split cost)
  • Excursions: (provide own money or split cost at the end)
  • Extra gear (ie double stroller, high chair, toys, etc): (share the purchasing or split the cost)

Number of paid vacation days:

Number of paid sick days:

Vacation weeks will be determined by (choose one):

  • Families choosing one week / nanny choosing one week
  • Families working around nanny’s schedule
  • Nanny working around families' schedules
  • Families stick with their planned weeks off and find outside child care if it does not align with nanny’s time off

Holidays we'll need covered (list them out)

  • New Year's Eve
  • MLK Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Thanksgiving and Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • _______________________

Sick Policy

We do not want a child to come to the nanny share if he/she has:

  • Sniffles
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Stomach bug
  • Strep throat
  • _____________________

We do not want the nanny to come to work if she has:

  • Sniffles
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Stomach bug
  • Strep throat
  • _____________________

If our nanny is sick, we will (choose one):

  • One person from both families will stay home separately with our kids
  • Alternate between families, taking turns staying home with all the kids
  • Find a back up care solution for both kids


To communicate with each other, we will have (choose all that apply):

  • Group text
  • Weekly/bi-weekly meetings
  • Pop in when something comes up
  • _________________

To communicate with the nanny, we will:

  • Group text
  • Have weekly meetings
  • Pop in when something comes up
  • __________________

Extra Curricular Activities and Memberships

We will discuss the cost/need of museum memberships as they come up and (split them evenly) or (alternate purchasing memberships).

If we decide on enrolling our kids in a class with the nanny, we must both agree on the cost before booking it. If one family wants the class, and the other doesn’t, we will ___________________.

Educational Resources

We would like our nanny to do the following to enrich our children academically:

  • Reading
  • Painting
  • Singing/dancing
  • Learning a foreign language
  • Excursions
  • Museums
  • _____________________________
  • _____________________________
  • _____________________________


  • We do/do not want the nanny driving our kids
  • We do/do not want the nanny hosting nannies for playdates at our house
  • We do/do not want the nanny in our master bedroom and bathroom
  • ___________________________________________________
  • ___________________________________________________


This type of behavior gets a warning

  • ____________________
  • ____________________
  • ____________________

This type of behavior gets a time-out

  • ____________________
  • ____________________
  • ____________________

This type of behavior gets a privilege taken away

  • ____________________
  • ____________________
  • ____________________


  • Hours of TV kids can be exposed to a day:
  • Hours of iPad/tech kids can be exposed to a day:
  • How and when our nanny should use her phone during the day:

Possible reasons for termination

  • ________________________
  • ________________________
  • ________________________

If one family wants to terminate and the other doesn’t, we will:

  • Terminate and find a new nanny together
  • One family will hire and find a new family to work with

Severance plan if nanny is terminated:

  • # weeks paid __________
  • # PTO paid out ________

Signed by:

Family 1: ______________, ____________________

Family 2: _______________, ___________________

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