Babysitter Contract

$69.00 inc. GST

★ Clearly define your agreement with babysitter clients

★ Avoid misunderstandings and disputes

★ Peace of mind that you and your babysitter business are legally protected

★ Drafted in plain English by Australian lawyers

★ Complete our Babysitting Contract template in under 5 minutes

What is a Babysitter Contract?

A Babysitter Contract is a legal document for babysitters to use with their clients.

It covers all of your important terms and conditions, such as services, fees, payment terms, cancellations/refunds, and limitation of liability. It’s important to have a contract with your babysitting clients to ensure you are legally protected.

 

Do I need a Babysitter Contract?

Yes, absolutely! A contract protects both you and your clients.

You should always have a contract signed before you start a new babysitting job for a client.

A contract will help to set the ground rules in black and white so everyone is clear on their obligations and how everything will work. You need a proper written contract to enforce your rights and make sure your business is legally covered in case there is ever a dispute or a problem.

You are taking on a fair amount of risk looking after someone else’s children, so it’s important that you protect yourself!

 

What does the template cover?

Our Babysitting Contract template covers everything you need:

★ Term

★ Services

★ Fees

★ Expenses

★ Payment Terms

★ Work Environment

★ Cancellations and Refund Policy

★ Confidentiality

★ Warranties

★ Limitation of Liability

★ Termination

 

My family wants to hire a babysitter – can we use this Babysitter Contract?

Yes you can definitely still use this template.

A contract is ideal to make sure everyone is on the same page.

You will just need to provide the contract to the babysitter and ask them to fill in the blanks with their payment terms, hourly rates etc. Once you have both agreed, you can sign the last page to make it official!

Clearly communicating your expectations—and having a contract or agreement in place—can protect both you and your babysitter.

 

Does it matter how often you babysit for a client?

It’s completely up to you if you want to use a contract for your babysitting clients, but we recommend it to reduce the risk you are taking on.

Generally speaking, the more often you babysit them, the more helpful having a formal contract can be to manage expectations.

 

Can I use this template as a nanny or a family looking to employ a nanny?

No, it is NOT suitable for nannies or families looking to employ a nanny. You will need an employment contract in line with the National Employment Standards and conditions as set out by Fair Work Australia.

Many families pay their nanny an hourly rate without bothering with superannuation, PAYG tax and leave entitlements. Often this happens because the nanny advises the family that they have an ABN and are working as an independent contractor. Unfortunately, this is incorrect!

A nanny is usually classified as an employee by the ATO and they fall under the Miscellaneous Award.

 

Do I need to use this contract if a family member is looking after my kids?

No, it’s not common to make a family member sign a contract to look after your kids.

 

Who is this for?

★ Babysitters

★ Families looking to hire a babysitter for their children

★ People who want proper legal protection

★ People who want to appear professional to their clients

★ People who want to avoid misunderstandings and clearly outline their services

★ It is NOT suitable for nannies or families looking to employ a nanny (you need an employment contract in line with the National Employment Standards and conditions as set out by Fair Work Australia).

Why You Need This

Clearly set out your terms for clients

You will appear more professional and avoid misunderstandings if you have a professional legal contract.

You can also refer back to the contract if there are any disputes about services, payment etc.

Avoid Risk

This legal document will help you to avoid risk and limit your liability if something does go wrong.

Protect your business and assets

As the old saying goes, plan for the best and prepare for the worst.

You never know what will happen in the future, but it is vital that you have a contract in place to protect everything you have worked hard for.

How does it work?

Our process is designed to be as easy as possible – you could be up and running in as little as 5-10 minutes.

1.  Select the Babysitter Contract template in the Shop and click Add To Cart.

2.  Proceed to Checkout and complete your purchase.

3.  You will receive an email with a download link immediately after have completed your purchase

4.  Open the document in MS Word and complete the highlighted fields with your personal information (name, ABN etc). Your document will be ready to go in minutes!

FAQ

Can I customise the templates beyond editing the fields?

Our templates come in Word format, so yes you can if you want. Feel free to add your logo and change the font to reflect your brand.

We do not recommend you change the wording (apart from the fillable fields or Schedule) as this can affect the legal protections contained in the document.

 

What if the law changes and my templates become outdated?

If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. So please ensure you keep us updated if your email address changes.

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