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This document can be used by a childminder who is based in England or Wales. The document is a contractual document which sets out the terms and conditions applicable to the services of the childminder.
It can be helpful for a childminder to have an agreement to confirm the terms and conditions applicable to their services because:
This agreement is designed for use where the childminder will conduct their services at their home address and may take the children to school, nursery and into the local community. The agreement is written in simple language so that the parent/guardian understands their rights and obligations.
The document takes the form of a services agreement, where the agreement for the childminder to provide services to the parent/guardian is defined in the contract. This agreement does not create a relationship of employment between the parties because an employment contract must be used where the parties wish to create this kind of relationship. In the situation where a nanny/au pair is coming to live with a family, the parties will wish to create an au pair agreement instead.
How to use this document
This document should be completed with all the relevant information about the childminder and their services. The document should be kept by the childminder and provided to each parent/guardian once they sign up for the services.
The parent/guardian will be required to sign the document and specify important information about the relevant child(ren) and the services which they require. The childminder will then review this information and will notify the parent/guardian once the request for services is accepted.
The agreement will then commence upon the childminder's acceptance. The childminder and the parent/guardian should sign the document and each party should retain a signed copy. The services may then be conducted in accordance with the agreement.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015
The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, SI 2013/3134
The Children Act 1989
The Care Standards Act 2000
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