As a nanny I would be a bit upset if the patents felt the need to write something like that into a contract, shows a lack of trust. You'd be better of saying in person that you want your child taken out to a group, or picking groups yourself and asking her to take the Child.
Sorry I disagree. I would put it in the contract. None of our au pairs have had an issue with it (as it was pretty obvious!) but we have just had issues with our latest au pair selling herself in as outgoing, healthy, active and then she begrudged leaving the house with the children (except for school drops/pick ups) even though playdates and playgroups were in her contract. Like any business situation, if you don't have it in writing, you don't have a leg to stand on. Better safe than sorry, include it!
Assuming you are employing a nanny not an au apair like halfawife they are experienced childcares I don't think there is any need to really put it in. That would just be just one of the general things you would discuss about going out to activties.
Halfawife - you don't have to list specifically everything you might have to ask an employee to do in order to have a leg to stand on. Surely "playdates and playgroups as required" more than covers it, rather than "Gymtots every Thursday at 10am"? My contract doesn't specify every activity I might possibly have to carry out in order to do my job.
No. I don't know anyone who only takes their child out once a week anyway..
Just say something like regular fresh air and outdoor play. Then on a nice week they will be out 6 hrs a day, and when it's stormy they can use initiative to schedule something indoors. Or find welly boots and rain coat
Why would you put it in? So if she doesn't do it you can initiate disciplinary proceedings and get a new one. The broad sense of taking the child outside and going to groups needs to be in there or you're in a tricky position further down the line.