Services for Nanny Agencies

Choose your Package:

Substance abuse testing can be added to any package above for $38.

We are capable of testing urine, hair and saliva. We have testing centers located throughout the country to accommodate your needs. Negative results are available instantly. Positive results are reviewed by a Medical Review Officer (MRO) and available in 24-28 hours.


Nanny Basic/Babysitter

Social Security Number Trace
This report is critical in establishing positive identification on an applicant, and can uncover hidden information. Social Security Traces verify the registrant’s name, former names (AKA’s), current address, and previous addresses.

TrueCrim (National Criminal/ Sex Offender Search)
This database is an exclusive product that searches the largest repositories of criminal records, including sex offender registries for the entire county. Also included are known fugitive database, homeland security databases, and more than 130 million individual criminal records from national and state agencies!

County Criminal Search for Current County of Residence
A County Criminal Background Check can help you avert violence issues and lessen your liability. This criminal check is done at the courthouse of the county that the nanny currently resides in. A typical check will show any convictions, as well as arrests, for felonies and misdemeanors. *(Subject to state regulations.)


Nanny Standard

Includes everything in the Babysitter & NannyBasic/Babysitter Packages, plus…

County Criminal Search for Up to Two Previous Counties of Residence
We will add up to 2 additional counties that the applicant has resided in.

Driving Record
A Bureau of Motor Vehicle report reveals driving history, traffic and safety violations, suspensions, plus most drug and alcohol violations.


Nanny Plus

Includes everything in the Babysitter, NannyBasic/Babysitter, & NannyStandard Packages, plus…

Reference Checks for up to 3 Former Employers/Families
Ask your nanny for at least three references/supervisors of prior employment or families that she has previously worked for. We will contact every single one of them. We get details. How long was she employed? How did she perform? Why did she leave? Would they hire her again? Do they recommend you hire her? We have several questions that probe the reference to give accurate and useful information that will help you make your decision. Our highly trained staff knows how to get information about candidates from references. We will contact the nanny candidate for more references if we can’t reach the people listed or if they cannot provide us with enough information.


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At Background Checks for Nannies, we back up our promises with some pretty bold guarantees.

We guarantee the fastest results in the industry on your background checks. We check criminal histories to keep your clients safe and give them the peace of mind that comes with making such an intimate decision. We can also go a step further and verify past employment and speak with references to get the real story on how each nanny performs on the job. After you receive your easy-to-understand report we archive all results so if one nanny isn’t a good fit with the family you are working with, their report is available when the right family does come along. We also provide a discounted price to our agencies.

In short, we guarantee we will make the background check process work for you and your company. With no term contracts, we know that it is only our exceptional service that has kept so many clients with us for so many years!

The staff at Background Checks for Nannies stands ready with the expertise and knowledge in dealing with nanny agencies to put together a program from start to finish that will meet all of your needs. For your convenience, we can provide a direct portal for you candidates to enter info online.

Substance Abuse Screening

  • A nanny who uses illegal drugs or abuses prescription drugs or alcohol can jeopardize the safety of your children.
  • It is best practice to conduct substance abuse screening on your nanny in order to ensure that your children are safe at home with them, even if the nanny is coming from an agency or from good recommendation.
  • Do not put your children at risk. Add substance abuse screening to the nanny background check.

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Nanny Interviewing Tips

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1. Develop a list of questions to ask every applicant. This will help you maintain a uniform evaluation.

2. Require all applicants to bring a resume or employment history for the last five to 15 years (depending on their age).

3. The interview process should consist of at least two (preferably three) interviews:

-The first should not include the children and should involve covering the bulk of your questions.

-The second interview should be at your home with all family members present.

4. If you are still interested in the applicant, running a background check is the next step. If she hesitates or says no, you should rule her out as a potential candidate.