What kind of contract is made between the Family and a Native Nanny?

Depending on the number of hours worked per week, there are 3 different type of work contracts in Germany that can be used:

  • Mini-job
  • Part-time contract
  • Full-time contract

It is also possible for nannies to work on a contractor basis. In this case, you need to follow the specific regulations for self-employed work.


The contract document should include the following:

  • Nanny’s schedule
  • Maximum hours per week
  • Duties
  • Forbidden acts
  • Pay
  • Benefits
  • Transportation
  • Termination