When a parent hires a caregiver, they should be completely comfortable leaving their family for the day. Since there is no training or national standards to become a nanny, it is crucial for parents to do their homework. Lynn Perkins, CEO and co-founder of UrbanSitter, said there are five steps for finding the perfect nanny and it begins with starting the search on trustworthy sites like UrbanSitter, Care.com and Sittercity or hiring a high-quality nanny agency. Next, make a list of criteria before ensuring the candidate is a good match. Once a pool of nannies is narrowed down, conducting a background check can help dig up any questionable incidents. And finally, focus on finding a nanny for now, rather than for the next 15 years.