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A Few Tips on Hiring the Right Nanny

Any nanny who upholds the integrity of her profession will make it a point to keep all her public records clean. She knows that if someone is looking for a nanny, a written consent that will allow prospective employers to look into the nanny's personal and criminal records will be required. A professional nanny is aware that the process aims to avoid the risk of hiring unsafe nannies.

Here are some of the pre-employment background checks that will provide you useful information when looking for a nanny:

1. Background Checks. Background checks will disclose whether the person you are contemplating on hiring has a record of having committed a crime, of being a sex offender, a defendant against a lawsuit, and other information related to court cases including judgments, liens, and bankruptcy declarations.

You will be looking for a nanny who can give you peace of mind when leaving your kids while in her care. The background check will confirm the information supplied to you regarding home and property owned, address and any related history, phone numbers, relatives, marriage and divorce records and other personal circumstances that may have significance to your nanny's qualifications.

2. Criminal Check. The resulting criminal report will disclose if there are any criminal convictions, misdemeanors, sex offenses, felonies and other criminal offenses on record, which may be associated with the name supplied by your nanny applicant. A sex offender report will include names and photos of the offender, details of the sex offense, last known addresses and a map of the known sex offenders living in your area. These are all important information when in the process of looking for a nanny.

3. Driving Records. A check on your nanny applicant's driving records will show if the driver's license is still valid or if it has been revoked or suspended. The information will all be based on the information gathered from the Department of Motor Vehicles or DMV. It will disclose any marks against the owner of the driver's license and related data regarding any accidents.