Nanny Background Check Package

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Searches Included in this Package:

  1. Address History and Social Security Number Trace

  2. National Criminal Database and Sex Offender Search

  3. A criminal court records search in one county listed in the address history search up to 7 years.  Additional counties $9.95 per, up to 7 years, plus applicable court fees.

  4. A Federal criminal court search.

  5. Homeland Security Terrorist Watchlist (OFAC) Search

  6. Reference Verification (2)

Turnaround Time: Same Day to 24 hours

Consent Needed: Yes

FCRA Compliant: Yes

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Nanny Screening: Finding the Right Nanny for Your Family

Finding the right person to place your infant or child in the care of is nerve wrecking process.  In the United States, where both parents work in two out of three families*, it is common secure the services of a nanny to care for a newborn after only eight to twelve weeks once maternity leave has ended!  

Finding the right nanny from the pool of numerous candidates is critical, both for the safety, education and health of the infant, as well as the well being of the parent.  It's hard enough spending long hours away from the infant, only made harder if the parent doesn't feel as though they can trust the nanny.

To accomplish this, many parents will interview countless nannies before finding someone they feel comfortable with.  Once the family has found a nanny that has the right skills, similar childcare philosophy as the parents, and the desired demeanor, there is still work left to be done.  

At this point, the family should perform a comprehensive nanny background check to ensure that the nanny's past actions match the persona they are portraying during the interview process.  If a prospective nanny has a criminal record, then there is a 76% likelihood they will commit a crime within five years of the previous offense.  Global offers professional screening services to help parents make fact based decisions on which applicant is the best nanny for the job.

What makes up a good nanny background check?

A good nanny background check is a multi-step process.  The first component of a good nanny background check is a validation of the individual's identity.  Typically, this is performed through the validation of a potential nanny's social security number.  It's also important for the parents to verify the nanny's photo identification matches the person they interview.  

The second component of a good nanny background check is a comprehensive criminal screening and records check. This includes checking a nanny's criminal history on a local, state and federal level, in each county they have lived in.  

The third component of a good nanny background check is to perform a national sex offender search and terrorist watch list search, ensuring that the nanny does not appear in either category. 

The fourth component of a good nanny background check, if the parents are planning on having the nanny drive the child(ren), is to check the nanny's driving record.

The fifth component of a good nanny background check is to perform a drug test. 

Finally, the nanny's references should be checked.  It's important to have an independent party conduct these reference checks, as it helps remove any potential bias from the evaluation.  After a long and arduous search for a nanny, there is a possibility of confirmation bias if the parent is conducting the reference checks and already has a positive perception of the applicant.  

In addition to performing this screening at the time of hire, it's recommended that parents also perform a background check on their nanny annually.  By doing so, parents can be sure that the nanny still meets their criteria.  

Search Details

  1.  Address History and Social Security Number Trace: This search provides employers with addresses where an applicant has lived. This search aids in identifying counties an applicant may have lived in but not reported to an employer as a previous address. The address history is important and necessary in order to conduct criminal searches.  (This information comes from different sources and should not be considered an official search from the Social Security Administration or official verification of an applicant's social security number.)

  2. National Criminal Database and Sex Offender Search: This is a database search of more than 160 million criminal records from 47 states and the District of Columbia. This report provides information from courts, probation / parole and conviction records. This search also provides sex offender registrations from all 50 states. (NOTE: Information reported using this search must be verified by conducting a county criminal search in the county of offense, in order to remain FCRA compliant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA).)

  3. County or Statewide Criminal Record Search: This search includes physical verification of criminal records at the courthouse by a professional court researcher. The report includes an offense description, offense date, disposition date, sentencing information, filing date, case number, special notes and more.  We conduct this search in the most recent county the subject has reported a residence in. This is a seven year search which is in compliance with the FCRA rules.  Each additional county, if requested by you, is $9.95 per plus any applicable county court fees.

  4. Homeland Security Terrorist Watchlist Search (OFAC): This search contains results from 45 different national and international law enforcement agencies including but not limited to the FBI, CIA, State Department, International Police (Interpol) and Homeland Security. (This is not an international search)

  5. U.S. Federal Criminal Court Search: This search is for United States Federal District Courts only (Federal Crimes). This search searches District Court records from 1992 - present for any conviction or pending case information. This search can be conducted at an individual district court or as a nationwide U.S. district court search.

  6. Reference Verification: This search contacts two (2) references that an applicant provides.  We ask a standard set of questions and we report the answers obtained for your review.

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