the competition vs. A to Z Nanny Contract

It’s easy to see the advantages the A to Z Nanny Contract offers when you look at it in contrast to the other options out there.  And yes, the examples I use below are from real websites. 


who knows vs. well known industry expert

You’ll find site after site featuring free (and some paid) nanny contracts. Finding out who’s behind the site is hard. Finding out who actually wrote the contract is next to impossible. Why is that? My philosophy is if you’re putting out a quality product that you stand behind, you put your name on it.

 

search, cut, paste, retype, format vs. quick and easy user-friendly template

It takes a lot of time and effort to put together a piecemeal nanny contract. And after putting in all that time and effort, it’s a good bet you won’t have a contract that addresses all the relevant issues or that is tailored to your particular needs.  Doesn’t sound like the best solution to me.  But I’m a little biased.

 

you should do this vs. let me do that for you

One competitor says “Every nanny contract should include information about taxes.”

Great idea. And how exactly do you do that? The A to Z Nanny Contract guidebook outlines what you need to know about nanny taxes and the template gives you the exact language you need to use.

 

vague vs. detailed

One competitor says “The nanny’s responsibilities include ___”

Include what? Oh yeah, you’re supposed to fill that in yourself. It’s a basic question but you may not know exactly what you can expect your nanny to take on besides the obvious: childcare. And even if you do know, it takes a fair amount of time to outline all the specifics. And being specific is important here. The A to Z Nanny Contract template lists everything for you, in this and every section. You just delete what doesn’t apply and you’re done.

 

slap it up and forget it vs. up-to-date information

One competitor says “Family and Nanny hereby agree to a one year employment commitment unless Nanny is terminated for cause.”

Bad idea. A court decision from a few years back said that if you specify a period of time in your contract, it could be enforceable. The employer involved in this case was required to pay the fired nanny through the work agreement termination date.  Staying current is a good thing.

 

buyer beware vs. risk free money back guarantee

There are a few other paid nanny contracts out there. Most priced higher than the A to Z Nanny Contract. Only I offer a money back guarantee.  I’m proud to say that with thousands sold, less than a handful of parents and nannies have used the guarantee.  That’s like a 99.9999% happiness rate.

 

feel free to sue me vs. protect myself by not including illegal terms

One competitor says “Should the employer terminate the agreement, employer agrees to pay all wages up to and including nanny’s last day of work: yes/no”

Seriously? The law requires a worker be paid for every hour worked. The employer doesn’t get a choice in this. Circle no and open yourself up to a wage claim and the fines, penalties and attorney fees (yours and in many states, the nanny’s) that go with it. The goal of the A to Z Nanny Contract is to keep you out of court, not fast track you to its front door.  

 

I read about this somewhere vs. 25 years of hands on experience

One competitor says “Include information on how the nanny will be paid. For example, will the nanny be a salaried employee or an hourly employee?”

Nanny employers are getting sued left and right for nonpayment and underpayment of wages. And they’re losing. Usually to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. Many more are simply paying up before it gets to court because they’ve been advised by their lawyer they’re going to lose. Yet site after site continues to give parents bad advice on how to outline their nanny’s wages in their contract.  This isn’t an area where you want to rely on the advice you get from a website that specializes in offering generic parent or nanny information.  Here, expertise and experience count.

 

insult the nanny from the get go vs. respectful, positive language

One competitor says “House Keys: Keys may be provided during the hours that the Nanny is working to allow her to take the child for a walk. Keys shall be returned by the Nanny prior to leaving for the day.”

Who would think including this is a good idea?  These kinds of clauses imply your nanny is incompetent or worse, untrustworthy.  Not a good way to start off an employment relationship.

 

you’re on your own vs. personal phone and email support

If you have a question or need help with your contract, I’m a phone call or email away. No consultation fee. No sending you to a FAQ section to dig up the answer yourself. Just personal, exceptional customer service.

 

free vs. forty bucks

You got me. The A to Z Nanny Contract isn’t free. But I believe it’s well worth the investment. And I’m confident you’ll agree. If not, there’s a 30 day money back guarantee.  Ready to get started?