If you have vetted the applicants/families, completed an in-person interview, and made a verbal agreement to either hire a nanny or work for a family, it is extremely important as both a nanny and an employer to sign a written contract. It is a legally binding agreement that makes sure both parties are on the same page about job responsibilities and benefits. Especially if you are involved in a nanny share, a contract can be a lifesaver. Even if you are not a professional nanny or a family looking for one, it is still a good idea to have a contract to more easily resolve any issues that arise. It protects families from runaway nannies and nannies from unreliable families.
The following contract templates are a great place to start. You can edit the files for your personal needs, while having a guideline that includes a variety of necessary topics to consider.
Nannies, if you are looking for questions to ask a potential nanny family during an interview, click here.