Conducting Background Checks on My Childcare Provider

Before making the hire for a nanny or caregiver, keep in mind that, at a minimum, all childcare providers should have a valid form of identification and an enhanced DBS check. Some could also have a pediatric first aid certificate, early years qualification or training and public liability insurance. It is recommended that interviewers also ask to see all relevant documents to check for validity and relevance. These documents should include full name, address and photo. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks provide details of an individual’s criminal record. Reference checks are also a great way to ensure the right person has been selected for the family. 

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