Those seeking employment as a caregiver or nanny should become familiar with background checks, including what they’ll cover and when to expect one to be performed. Potential employers could request a background check once the application process has moved into the interview stage. The process is one of the simplest ways a family can gather information about a nanny to ensure the safety of the household. Minor citations, such as a parking ticket, will not be included on a background screening, but crimes that require a fingerprint, like an overall driving record and drunk driving, will. An employer cannot conduct a background check without permission, and the same is true for nannies and caregivers.