Contracts

How you handle your job is a sign of your professionalism

Don’t leave home without a contract!!

These are amazing, legal, professional contracts that will take the stress out of accepting a new job.  Whether you are taking a job for one week or one year you should have a contract to protect your rights.  Whether it is a Newborn Care Specialist, Newborn Nanny or Sleep Training job,  they can save you hundred’s of dollars on one job. You need holiday pay, vacation pay, hourly considerations, protection from clients who take time off and do not pay you. Everyone who is ‘on a job’ should have a contract.

The Sleep Training Contract also has an extensive client questionnaire so you know what you are getting into before the job begins.  There is no example of this contract.  It is a 9 page contract including the questionnaire.

 

  “Ms. Hamm’s contract is nothing short of amazing. It is so thorough, precise, and easy for both parties to understand. As NCS’s we need to protect ourselves whether you’re on a short term job or are looking to secure future positions. Not only is this contract beneficial to us but it also leaves the client with a heightened sense of confidence that you professional and dependable. I highly advise EVERYBODY in this business to use this seamless contract!!” Jennifer Shaprio    “I bought that one and I love it, though I didn’t ask anyone beforehand where they got their contracts, it seems like a lot of people write their own but I wasn’t sure what to put in it, so I didn’t want to do that. Nancy can edit it if there’s anything you want to change, too”.  Ashlyn Timothy

FORMER STUDENTS OF GENTLE VENTURES or GENTLE BLESSING CAN PURCHASE THE CONTRACTS AT 50% OFF.

  • Once you pay for the contract a watermarked contract PDF will be sent to you to review and will be customized to fit your needs.
  • These are contracts that are covered in the classes.  They are complete contracts. They have been reviewed by lawyers and revisions are being made on a regular basis.
  • Please review the contents in the following contracts and be certain this is the type of contract you want.
  • The following is not the actual contract but a short summary of what is in each section.  You will receive a PDF of the actual contract when you pay for it.  You will not be able to print or copy it but you can review it and note any changes you would like.  You send me the changes and I will personalize it for you and return the contract to you in a printable, copy-able form.  
  • We personalize each contact with your name and any other information you want on your contract.  You will have two proofs and two chances to revise your contract.  After that there will be an addition charge for changes.  Additional clauses personalize for your contract are an additional charge.

 PROFESSIONAL NEWBORN CARE SPECIALIST

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

 will have the following information:

This is a nine (9) page contract that is complete, covering all NCS/Client issues

NCS AND CLIENT INFORMATION

Name, address, email, home and cell phone of client

JOB DATE

RETAINER

Client agrees to a deposit of ___% to be paid to the NCS before acceptance of contract by NCS

CANCELLATIONS

NCS does not report at the agreed time
NCS leaves due to disrespectful behavior by client
NCS leaves without cause
Client changes their mind without cause
Client cancels contract early
NCS engages in illegal, or abusive conduct
Terminate contract
Loss of pregnancy or adoption clause
If baby comes home later than contracted date

NCS RESPONSIBILITIES

MANDATORY AND HOURLY CONSIDERATIONS

Hourly or daily fee
Hours for the position daily
Compensation rates and deposit
Awake duty – your choice
Hours may be added to this contract but not deleted
Sleep training options – The client must sign if they want you to sleep train or not.

COMMUNICATION 

Open communication is important and stated .

CONFIDENTIALITY

Agreement for high profile jobs.

GENERAL ISSUES

Using a daily log
NCS is not an RN
Sleeping on the job
Notice for time off
Reimbursed for all reasonable expenses
Pets are endangering child
NCS is responsible for her own taxes
Travel arrangements are made in this section
Sibling or pet care at night
Household duties
Nursery maintenance

REQUIREMENTS FOR A TRAVELING JOB

Minimum of _____week/s stay. Minimum of a _____hour week.
Use of the car.
A private room
Internet access.
Room and board

REQUIREMENTS FOR A 24 HOUR JOB

Included in a 24/7 job the client will provide the Newborn Care Specialist with:  Bed, television, bath linens, Internet access, room and board.
A four hour stretch of uninterrupted rest per day.
Errands done during her stay using her car to run these errands is.
The hours for this contract not to be extended past the agreed upon ending date.
The total hours for this job are to be fulfilled during the agreed upon days.

EMPLOYERS ACQUAINTANCES AND RELATIVES

The Client is solely responsible for the actions of acquaintances and relatives including, but not limited to…

COMMUNICATION

Discussions regarding the baby’s routine, or other matters will be brought to the attention of the Client as soon as they occur.

CONFIDENTIALITY

During the course of employment, the Newborn Care Specialist may legitimately see, hear or otherwise become privy to information about the Client.

NANNY CAMS

Hidden cameras or other surveillance equipment must be disclosed compensation paid.

NOTICE

Whenever, under this Agreement, one party is required or permitted to give notice to the other

INDEMNIFICATION

Elsewhere in this Agreement, the Client has agreed to indemnify and hold harmless the Newborn Care Specialist.

GENERAL ISSUES

The Newborn Care Specialist will use a Daily Child Care Log
This is awake duty
The Newborn Care Specialist will give the Client as much notice as possible for a night off
The Newborn Care Specialist shall be reimbursed by the Client for all reasonable expenses
If there are animals in the house
If the Client has her use the Client’s vehicle and there is an accident.
The Newborn Care Specialist will not travel with the Client unless
If there is another child in the house who needs care during the night
The Newborn Care Specialist will always pick up after herself
Both the client and NCS agree to notify one another if they become ill.

BINDING AGREEMENT
This Agreement is binding upon

AMENDMENTS
No change or modification to this Agreement will be valid

REFERENCE LETTER
Upon successful completion of the job the Client agrees


Contracts





funny sleeping newborn baby on blue blanket and wrapped in wooled diaper

                             PROFESSIONAL NANNY EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

This is a six (6) page contract that is complete, covering all Nanny/Client issues.

NANNY AND CLIENT INFORMATION

Name, address, email, home and cell phone of client

JOB DATE

This is a year contract. Can be extended. All dates explained.

RETAINER

The Employer agrees to pay a retainer at the time of booking.

CANCELLATION CLAUSES:

If the Nanny does not report to the home of the Employer on the agreed – upon start date without any explanation.
Nanny leaves the position due to disrespectful treatment by the Employer or non compliance by the employer to the agreed upon terms.
Nanny leaves the position without cause.
Employer simply changes their mind, for any reason prior to the scheduled start of the contract.
Nanny engages in illegal, neglectful or abusive conduct.
30 days’ notice clause for Nanny not fulfilling contract.

NANNY RESPONSIBILITIES

Meals, household tasks, laundry, cleaning or any other duty will be expressly written out so there are no misunderstandings.
Transportation and outings are outlined
Discipline – what is acceptable to parents

SALARY AND HOURLY CONSIDERATIONS

Exact days/hours and times you will be working. This also will indicate the hourly compensation
Hours may be added to this contract but hours may not be deleted without financial compensation Nanny will be paid for any days not worked that are agreed upon in this contract
Overtime pay defined and agreed upon
Vacation time and Holidays explicitly stated

COMMUNICATION

Communication between the Nanny and Client regarding the child’s routine, or other matters discussed

GENERAL ISSUES

Use  of a  Medicine Child Care log when administering medication
Paid vacation for every year she is with the family.  If the parents take more time for vacation per year than the Nanny has acquired, the Nanny will be compensated for that time off at her regular weekly salary.
Unpaid personal days a year.
Reimbursement by the Parents for all reasonable expenses.
If there are animals in the house that the Nanny ‘feels’ are jeopardizing the safety or welfare of the child/children.
Neglect or child endangerment by the parents.
Vacation with family not required, however, her salary will be paid during this time
Taxes options are defined and agreed upon.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Used for high profile as well as the general client.

REFERENCE LETTER

Upon successful completion of the job the client agrees to provide a letter of recommendation to the Nanny


NCS Contract




PROFESSIONAL SLEEP TRAINING CONTRACT

This contract is used for an sleep training job.  It is very detailed with a questionnaire to be filled out out by parents so there is no misunderstanding what is to be done and what is expected of you.  This is a 9 page contract/questionnaire.

PURPOSE OF THE AGREEMENT

The Client is contracting with the Infant Sleep Consultant for her to sleep training, under the terms and conditions of this Agreement, solely to an infant(s) or toddler and for no other purpose.

BASIC JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Infant Sleep Consultant is here to teach the Client’s child to sleep for ___naps ____bedtime. The Client understands …..

RETAINER:

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

Please describe your child(s):

Name_________________DOB________________Gender_______Current Weight__________

Definition of:  Naps Nighttime:The method used to accomplish this has been discussed
The child is under 12 weeks:
The child is over 12 weeks: Training may take 2 – 3 weeks ________initial
the child is over 12 weeks:  We  suggest a week
The Client has read the Q and A attached in addendum A and has truthfully answered all the questions. _______initial
The Client agrees to follow the guidelines as set forth in addendum A _______initial
Client understands that not following the guidelines in their entirety may cause a failure of the Infant Sleep Consultant to complete this contract.
The Client understands that no matter what kind of method is used, there will be crying
I am ok with crying, I am not o.k. with crying ( Please initial the appropriate scenario
The child who is to be sleep trained has no medical issues reflux other issue

HOURS AND COMPENSATION:

I am interested in __________________ for the following schedule:
This may be for days, nighttime or round the clock care.

The hours for this position shall be
This position is for round the clock yes no.
This contract is for _____days ______weeks.
Hours may be added to this contract but hours may not be deleted  The Infant Sleep Consultant will not make up those hours

GENERAL ISSUES:

In signing this contract the Client agrees to abide by the standards/rules the Infant Sleep Consultant
The Client agrees to have a way for the Infant Care Consultant to check on the child
The Client understands that the Infant Sleep Consultant may rest/sleep when the baby sleeps,
The Client will provide the Infant Sleep Consultant with a guest room .
If this is a day (nap) position,
The Client has agreed and will cooperate with this process.   ______Client initial here.
The Infant Sleep Consultant guarantee’s
Sleep training naps or nighttime means
The Client understands that in sleep training a child, no food or pacifier
The Infant Sleep Consultant will use a Daily Child Care Log
Once the sleep training has begun the Infant Sleep Consultant may determine that your child is not emotional or physically
Should the Client chose to cancel the services of the Infant Sleep Trainer before the conclusion of the contact. The Client agrees to pay the Infant Sleep Consultant the remainder of the contract.
The Infant Sleep Consultant is responsible for her own taxes.
The Infant Sleep Consultant is not responsible for other
The Infant Sleep Consultant does not do laundry

COMMUNICATION

Good communication is essential. Discussions regarding the baby’s routine, or other matters will be brought to the attention of the Client as soon as they occur.

CONFIDENTIALITY

During the course of employment the Infant Sleep Consultant may legitimately see. Infant Sleep Consultant will at all times maintain confidentiality regarding the affairs and concerns of the household and its members and respect the Client’s right to privacy.

CLIENT QUESTIONNAIRE

Please answer all the questions to the best of your ability. Your answers will be the guidelines that the Infant Sleep Consultant will use to teach your child to sleep This is a comprehensive questionnaire that only Gentle Venture’s has.  This comes with the sleep training contract and will be invaluable for your experience.


NCS Contract