What You Need to Look for When Hiring a Babysitter or Childcare Provider

Childcare service providers like Care.com don’t screen childcare providers, so it’s important for parents to do their own background checks and investigations before making the hire. Parents should confirm the personal information of potential candidates found on Care.com, interview them and run a background check, but the process can be time-consuming. Parents should consider the following steps before bringing a nanny onboard: Do Google and social media searches first, verify any claims about licenses, ask about safe sleep practices, conduct criminal reference checks, and ask about supervision ratios. Home-based providers should also be certified in CPR and understand proper safety steps when it comes to storing medications around the house.


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