What Are the Best Background Checks for Babysitters and Nannies?

Conducting a background check before hiring a nanny or babysitter is one of the best ways to ensure the candidate is responsible and trustworthy. While it may be awkward to request permission to do so, professional caregivers should expect to be thoroughly checked out. Although most agencies claim they conduct background checks on all sitters and caregivers, the majority only run the high-level national criminal check, which is not exhaustive. A few checks families might want to consider include the National Criminal Database Check, a County-Level Criminal Check, a Social Security Number Check, a Sex Offender Registry, and the Global Watch List.


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