When screening for a childcare provider, such as a nanny or babysitter, it is important to check their ID, ask for references, verify employment history, check them out on Google and social media, and verify education and certifications. Most parents offer excuses for not running a background check. These include 1. Trusting the recommendation of a friend or family member, 2. Not knowing how to find quality background checks, 3. Needing last-minute child care, 4. Underestimating the trustworthiness of background checks, 5. Relying on a background check provided by someone else, 6. Trusting online reviews and personal references, 7. Expense, 8. Out of country candidates, 9. Trusting an agency and 10. Time constraints.