I'm wondering if there are any stories out there from nannies who have been in charge of transportation/carpools. I have been asked by one of my families about my comfort as a participant in a carpool and serving as the official pick up person for a couple of kiddos whose parents I do not know. It would benefit my family greatly, as they have a "trade" arrangement with others, saving them some trips themselves during the week. As their nanny, most of their responsibilities would fall to me.
The idea is that I will be picking up kids from two other families who do not pay me directly. There is no childcare involved, and I'm not asking for advice about $$. I'm asking for advice (based on real world knowledge) about liability in the case of an accident. Of course, I have good insurance (and excellent DMV record), but I still am not entirely comfortable transporting kids informally without a liability waiver. Have any of you written something related to this for families to sign? Does it even matter legally? Any horror stories? I know that many of you are not willing to use your own car, so no need to respond if that is your stance. THANK YOU! - Anonymous
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