Nannies are needed even during a pandemic. As we navigate these times of change and move through the coming weeks and months, Tandem has created a FREE nanny agreement template to help educate families and prepare them for their care provider hiring process.

We all want to stay safe, and to do that, we need to work together. This template can help families and nannies have an honest conversation about how you will commit to each others’ safety and wellbeing, reach agreements, and put them down in writing so that you can refer back to them when needed. Our FREE nanny agreement template can be edited to fit your family's needs. Before making edits and printing off the final copy, make sure to think about the following:

  • First, make a list of the concerns you and your provider have.
  • Second, think of how you can implement solutions to these concerns.
  • Third, have an open conversation on the agreement before finalizing.

As you build an agreement for you and your nanny to sign, there are some details aside from COVID-19 you’ll want to include.

  1. House Rules
  2. Visitor Policy
  3. Emergency Procedures
  4. Discipline
  5. Call Off Policy
  6. Privacy

I know you may be thinking that this agreement may be overkill for a nanny. But the truth is that in a perfect world, you’d hire Mary Poppins or her close friends to care for your children. However in real life, finding the perfect caregiver isn’t always so easy. So it’s best to outline every expectation and establish clear ground rules in one place for a seamless relationship.


Tandem is a fantastic way to get connected with the help you need. Tandem helps parents find quality childcare. We take care of the reference and background checks, and it’s completely free. Whether you’re looking for a one time sitter or someone to help long-term, Tandem has you covered.

Parents simply submit their needs on and the Tandem team will send your request out to providers who fit their profile. Once providers apply to your request, you can view their bio and connect with them to schedule interviews. You then get to decide which provider is the best fit for your family.

While hiring child care help during COVID-19, make sure to stay up to date on CDC guidance and read our protocol for more information on how we’re keeping our families and providers safe.

Tandem is a free marketplace for childcare connecting families with reliably-vetted providers, and offering quality jobs to users for long lasting relationships