This legal document sets out the terms and conditions of business where a childcare professional is supplying babysitting services to parents on their terms. Suitable for use when providing one-off babysitting sessions or regular sessions by prior arrangement (e.g. after-school babysitting).
The babysitter would give a copy of these terms and conditions to parents/carers prior to carrying out any babysitting. The document sets out the precise arrangements for the provision of babysitting services and includes clauses specific to babysitting such as:
- provision of snacks and meals
- observance of bedtime routine
- domestic chores.
An optional proposal form is also provided so that you can give parents details of the specific babysitting services you will provide to them along with your standard terms and conditions. Guidance notes on how to customise both documents are provided.
In order to make a legally binding contract, you need to bring your terms and conditions to the attention of the other party. If you are using the proposal form we provide then it would be appropriate to print your terms and conditions on the reverse of the proposal, with a reference on the front page to the conditions on the reverse.
Babysitters don't have to hold any particular qualifications but should know basic first aid and how to cope in an emergency. The British Red Cross offer a first-aid training course for babysitters and issue a Certificate of Accreditation on successful completion.
This Babysitter Terms and Conditions document is intended for use in England and Wales or Scotland. It includes the following clauses as well as a proposal form:
- service and delivery
- age of child
- customer obligation
- babysitter obligations
- sickness and medical information
- child details
- warranties and liabilities.