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Should I Run a Background Check on My Nanny?


In today’s job market, performing background checks before hiring new employees is important. This is especially important in fields like caregiving, where families must ensure their children are placed in reliable hands. Although opening your home and leaving your children with a stranger can be challenging, busy parents sometimes have no other option but to seek outside help to care for their children. If you’re considering hiring a nanny, it’s in your best interest to turn to our Connecticut Private Investigator Services For Families, which can help you determine if you are making the right decision to entrust the safety and well-being of your child to a nanny. Please continue reading to learn how a private investigator can help conduct a comprehensive caregiver background check.

What Information Can a Nanny Background Check Provide?

Whether you’re hiring a nanny through an agency, a job advert, or based on recommendations from other parents or family members, it’s imperative to perform your own background check to vet the candidate. A professional nanny carries out varied roles in the home. While most nannies are solely responsible for watching over the children while their parents are at work, others are delegated tasks that involve leaving the house and performing housework. Due to the varied roles of this position, it’s vital to conduct a detailed background check during the hiring process to ensure you don’t leave your vulnerable children in the hands of a potentially dangerous person.

An employment background check can provide valuable information about the candidate’s past, credibility, professionalism, and experience with children. A nanny background check will usually begin with a private investigator using a database search to confirm details pertaining to the nanny’s background, including their criminal past. Criminal records searches can provide details about potential arrests, sex offenses, warrants, and convictions.

If your nanny is expected to drive your children, getting access to their driving records is essential. If there are any red flags, such as a DUI conviction, you will know that the candidate should not be trusted to transport your children. Furthermore, a quality background check includes verifying all the references mentioned in the canidates application. This can attest to their authenticity and trustworthiness, which can help you make an informed hiring decision.

If you’re considering hiring a nanny to care for your children, please don’t hesitate to contact our skilled private investigators at Advanced Investigations, who can help you conduct a comprehensive caregiver background screening, giving you peace of mind and knowing your loved one is getting the best care possible.

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