Parents looking to hire a nanny can feel a bit overwhelmed. Choosing the right childcare provider for your family is a big decision and there is a lot at stake. Gathering as much information as possible about a nanny candidate empowers you to make an educated hiring decision. The more information you know about a nanny, the more informed your hiring decision will be.

There are many ways to gather information about a nanny candidate. Job applications, checking references, conducting criminal records searching and pulling a nanny’s credit report and doing an Internet search of the nanny’s name are all ways to gather information. The more tools a parent uses, the more information can be obtained.

There are several different types of background checks parents can conduct on a potential nanny. Below you’ll find links to pages in our Nanny Background Check Guide that explains what each search is and why it is relevant.