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Babysitter Contract

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  • Written in plain English by Australian lawyers
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I absolutely love how easy the contract was to use and change to fit my business
Adriene J

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What is a Babysitter Contract?

A Babysitter Contract is a legal agreement between a babysitter and the parents/guardians of a child.

A Babysitter Contract covers the important terms and conditions of engagement. This includes things like hourly rates, payment terms, cancellations and refunds. It also includes important legal clauses for liability, confidentiality, dispute resolution and termination.

A well-written agreement will not only provide you with legal protection but will also help manage the expectations of both parties.

Who is this Babysitter Contract template for?

  • Babysitters
  • Families looking to hire a babysitter for their children
  • All Australian states and territories

Do I need a Babysitter Contract?

Heck yes. If you run your babysitter business without proper T&Cs – you’re exposed. If something goes wrong, you have no fallback. Is that how you want to do business?

If you’re lying awake at night wondering when you’ll get “The Email”. You know: “The Email” that makes your tummy flop and your milk turn sour – you need this Babysitter Contract.

No one needs that stress in their life. It’s simple, easy, fast, and legally binding. Get yourself sorted in 10 minutes.

What clauses does the template include?

Our comprehensive Babysitting Contract template includes:

  • Term – how long the babysitter will be hired for
  • Services – description of the babysitting services
  • Fees – hourly rates for the babysitter
  • Expenses – reimbursement of any extra expenses incurred (e.g. groceries, takeaway etc.)
  • Payment Terms – when and how the family will pay fees
  • Work Environment – this clause is included to ensure a safe work environment
  • Cancellations and Refund Policy – how to manage cancellations and refunds
  • Confidentiality – to protect confidential information between the two parties
  • Warranties – an important legal clause
  • Limitation of Liability – to protect you against claims for losses and damages
  • Dispute Resolution – process to manage a dispute if a problem arises
  • Termination  – how either party can cancel the agreement
  • Events Beyond Control  – force majeure clause
  • General – standard contract clauses such as Entire Agreement, Severance and Governing Law

Other names for Babysitter Contract

  • Babysitter Terms and Conditions
  • Babysitter Services Agreement
  • Child Care Contract
  • Child Care Terms and Conditions

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

Absolutely, that’s why we wrote it!

A contract is ideal for making sure everyone is on the same page.

You will need to provide the babysitter contract before they start and ask them to fill in the blanks with their payment terms, hourly rates etc. Once it has been completed, 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 parties.

Does it matter how often we use the same babysitter?

It’s completely up to you if you want to use a contract for your babysitter, but we recommend it for regular or longer-term engagements.

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

If you have a routine babysitter that comes regularly, say every Saturday night, you may wish to formalise your arrangement with a contract.

Can I use this Babysitter Contract 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 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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All of our templates come in Word format (docx).

We recommend using Microsoft Word on a desktop to fill in the templates.

Our templates are Word documents so they’re editable.

We don’t recommend editing the template outside the highlighted areas. An experienced lawyer wrote your template. If you delete or modify clauses it could affect your protection.

We know you’re a smart cookie, but we highly recommend avoiding the temptation to fiddle.

Yes, you get lifetime access to your template.

You’ve got a contract ready to go whenever you need it in your business.


Change your font, add your logo and even some colour. Present your document in your brand style and delight your clients. You’ll still be legit. You’ll just look amazing-er.

All of our templates come with instructions on the first page.

We also include comments throughout the document to help guide you as you fill out each section.

Yes. All our templates are written by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

Our co-founder Courtney Bowie is a partner in Sydney law firm, Her Lawyer.

Yes. You can use the templates in all Australian states and territories.

If a law changes, we’ll update your template and send it to you – for free.

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If you have a question, contact us. We’re always happy to help.


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