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FAQ: The engagement of a childminder

30 April 2015

The Law Society’s Library lists precedents for the engagement of a childminder.

Precedents for the engagement of a childminder

Precedents for nannies, au pairs and childcare services can be found in the following resources:

Kelly’s Legal Precedents, 21st ed. (2014) - Chapter 8: Commercial Documents:

  • Form 15: Agreement with an au pair by letter

Howard, Drafting employment contracts, 2nd ed, (2010) - Chapter 3: Different types of employment:

  • Precedent 3L: Contract of employment for nanny

Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, Vol.16(2) (2011 reissue) - Family:

  • Form 157: Service agreement for a nanny

Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, vol.12(1)B (2014 reissue) - Contract for Services:

  • Form 56: Terms and conditions for the provision of childcare services (e.g. child-minding)

This is intended for a situation where a childminder is providing their services as their own business. The childcare is provided away from the parents’ home and the childminder is looking after children from different parents.

Record last checked 05 December 2014.

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