Babysitting Policy

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Policy Statement

Clopton Nursery Trust is happy for its staff to help parents from time to time with babysitting in the evenings and weekends.

However, we would like to make it CRYSTAL CLEAR that staff are bound by contract of the confidentiality policy and data protection act that they are unable to discuss any issues regarding Clopton Nursery Trust, other staff members, parents or other children.

Should it be found that any staff member has discussed anything relating to the matters above, this will result in gross misconduct and the staff member will undergo disciplinary action which could lead to dismissal.


  • Staff must not receive any financial rewards from understanding babysitting duties.
  • All staff and parents that make a babysitting agreement must inform the nursery manager beforehand and complete a Liability Release Form.
  • Clopton Nursery Trust undertakes to ensure that all aspects of the nursery policies and procedures are kept under review and that they operate in a non-discriminatory manner.
  • The Manager will ensure that any changes to this policy will be communicated to all employees. The Manager will ensure that all Staff, Parents/Carers, Voluntary Workers and others are fully aware of the channels through which they lodge complaints and appeals on all matters.
This policy was adopted at a meeting of Clopton Nursery Trust (name of provider)
Held on 23/01/2018 (date)
Date to be reviewed 23/01/2019 (date)
Signed on behalf of the provider _____________________________________________
Name of signatory Derek Reynolds
Role of signatory (e.g. chair, director or owner) Chair of Trustees

Babysitting Waiver

I/We, the undersigned, are the parent(s) of child(ren) named below

Child 1:

Child 2:

Child 3:

Child 4:

I/We agree, that there are dangers and risks to which my child(ren) may be exposed to, by participating in this private babysitting arrangement between ourselves and     _______________________

I/We agree to assume and take on all of the risks and responsibilities in any way arising from or associated with this arrangement.

I/We release Clopton Nursery Trust staff and respective board of Trustees/ Governing body from any and all claims, demands, suits, judgements, damages, actions and liabilities of every name and nature whatsoever, whenever occurring, whether known or unknown, contingent or fixed, at law or in equity, that I or my child(ren) may suffer or damage to my property.

I/We recognise that this Waiver means I/We give up, among other things, all rights to sue for injuries, damage or losses I/We may incur. I also understand that this Waiver binds my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives and assigns, as well as myself.


Parent name:

Parent Signature: