The final step in the nanny hiring process should always include a nanny background screening to confirm a clean record, but it’s important to use a company that is considered the gold standard for babysitters and nannies in California. One company, TrustLine, has access to fingerprint records from the California Department of Justice’s California Criminal History System, the FBI Criminal History System and the Child Abuse Central Index of California. The business is the state’s registry of in-home childcare providers, tutors, in-home counselors, and child care staff at Ancillary Child Care Centers that have passed a background screening. Each of the caregivers has been cleared through a fingerprint check of records at the California Department of Justice and the FBI. The process costs $130 and can take up to two weeks, but the results and peace of mind are priceless.