CNG and the  Candidate agree as follows:


  1. CNG is a referral agency and, as such, the Nanny is under no obligation to accept any position that  a family using the agency may offer. The nanny shall, at all times, have the right to refuse any job offered to her or him during the referral process.
  2. Our service is FREE for applicants.
  3. Job placement is FREE  for applicants and there are zero service charges or fees to obtain employment through our agency.
  4. CNG encourages the Nanny to review the family’s background and to conduct any reasonable background check as the Nanny may see fit.
  5. Upon request of the Nanny and the Employer-Family, CNG will facilitate discussions between the two concerning employment terms. These discussions may include, but are not limited to, the topics of compensation, work schedule, vacations, duties, benefits and other matters that might be contained in a work agreement between the Nanny and the Employer-Family.
  6. It is expressly understood and agreed that CNG is not the employer in this agreement. The Nanny’s selection of an Employer-Family will be coupled with CNG’s assistance in helping you, the Nanny, in defining your relationship with the Employer-Family.
  7.  The Nanny understands that the Employer-Family alone is responsible for their actions; that the Nanny is not an employee of CNG and CNG assumes no responsibility for any act or omission of the Employer-Family either prior to or after employment with the Employer-Family has commenced. The Nanny understands and agrees that although CN has assisted the nanny in referring an Employer-Family, CNG cannot predict the Employer-Family’s future performance or behavior and only the Nanny can assess the appropriateness of the position and whether or not to accept the job or to continue to stay on the job. The Nanny also understands that she/he takes full responsibility for the decisions to accept a job and to continue to remain on that job and CNG’s role is limited to supplying Employer-Family applicants for the Nanny’s consideration and performing an extremely limited background check of the Employer-Family.
  8. CNG cannot be a guarantor of the honesty or reliability of the Employer-Family nor is CNG an agent of the Employer-Family or vice versa. Accordingly, the Nanny hereby releases and agrees to hold CNG, its directors, officers, employees, successors, and assigns harmless from any act of nonfeasance, misfeasance, or malfeasance by an Employer-Family, nor will the Nanny hold CNG, its directors, officers, employees, successors, and assigns liable for any other claim which she/he may have
  9. The Nanny agrees to fully indemnify and hold CNG, its directors, officers, employees, successors, and assigns harmless from any and all claims, demands, losses, liabilities, damages or expenses for investigations and attorney’s fees arising out of or in any way related to this agreement, including any personal injury or property damage whether such liabilities, claims or demands arise out of the negligent acts of CNG or from some other cause.
  10. Upon applying to CNG, the Nanny must present   Red Cross certified infant/child CPR and First Aid certification – or – receive certification.
  11. As a condition of being referred through CNG, the Nanny understands she/he must maintain an operable telephone at their place of residence. In addition, if the Nanny accepts a live-out position, the Nanny must have an operable automobile available for her/his exclusive use throughout the entire work day if it is a job requirement.
  12. The Nanny agrees to refrain from making an private agreement with any nanny candidate or family; or from taking any action which is inconsistent with this agreement or which has the effect of avoiding any of the nanny’s, or Employer-Family’s obligations hereunder. Such private agreements and actions include, but are not limited to, actions which would enable a family, or any other person, to avoid payment of referral fees due to Cambridge Nanny Group as, for example, if the nanny gives the name of another nanny or friend of the nanny to another person who subsequently employs the nanny or the friend of the nanny. The nanny understands that if she/he makes such an agreement, or takes such action, that she/he and/or the family hiring the person may be separately and/or jointly liable for the entire CNG registration and referral fees.
  13. This agreement contains the entire agreement between CNG and the Nanny, and no statements, promises, or inducements made by either party that is not contained in this written agreement shall be valid or binding; and this contract may not be altered except in writing, signed by the parties hereonin.
  14. It is understood and agreed that if any part, term or provision of this contract is held by a court to be illegal or in conflict with any law of the State of Illinois, the validity of the remaining terms of this Agreement shall not be affected, and the rights and obligations of the parties shall be construed and enforced as if the contract did not contain the part, term, or provision held invalid.
  15. This Agreement will be binding only upon the parties hereto and shall not include any third party nor shall CNG be a party to any agreement entered into between the Nanny and the Employer Family.
  16. It is understood and agreed that this contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. It is further agreed that any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association and judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof, provided, however, that the arbitration proceedings shall be conducted within Cook County, Illinois.