This Nanny Agreement template is suitable where a nanny has been employed by a family to look after the children and meets the requirements of UK employment legislation. It is suitable for permanent, fixed-term or temporary employment of a nanny.
Unlike an au pair, a nanny usually has childcare qualifications and can be given sole care of young children. Nannies can be employed on either a live-in or live-out basis. The national minimum wage applies to every nanny in the UK apart from those who live with the family in the family household.
If a nanny is required to work outside the UK for more than one month then he/she must be given the particulars of his/her employment before departure or within two months of the start of employment, whichever is sooner.
Some terms and conditions of employment are subject to statutory requirements e.g. working hours, holidays and notice of termination of employment. We provide extra notes to help you complete the document in these areas.
Anyone who employs a nanny in the UK and the nanny earns more than £156 per week (tax year 2016/17) must register with HM Revenue and Customs as an employer and pay National Insurance contributions and PAYE. Full details of employers' responsibilities and guidance for new employers are available from the HM Revenue and Customs website.
This Nanny Agreement is suitable for use in England, Wales and Scotland. It covers the following:
- holiday entitlement
- probationary period
- rates of pay
- statutory disciplinary and grievance procedures
- termination of employment
- working times.