It is important that childcare providers and parents formally set out the terms of payment and service charges in their childcare contract. This will allow both parties to recognize and approve the payment details, which will avoid litigation in the future. A child custody contract is a contract between the parent or legal guardian (often referred to as a client) and a childcare provider describing the childcare conditions of the child or children of the parent or legal guardian. A childcare contract ensures that there is no confusion when it comes to childcare. It defines the terms of a childcare service, including, but not limited to: a childcare contract can be used by anyone wishing to formally define the conditions of childcare, for example: for example, a childcare contract generally describes: To offer additional protection to parents or the service provider, a childcare contract may also contain clauses concerning:. . . .