How Nannies Can Screen Families

Nannies Should Know as Much Info as Possible About a Family Before Accepting a PositionBy Debbie Denard There’s been much talk about how parents can screen the nannies they are considering hiring to care for their children, but when it comes to the nannies screening the parents whom they are considering working for, we mostly hear […]

Setting the Record Straight About Pre-Screening

For the past week we have been discussing misleading advertising by some nanny web sites claiming that they pre-screen caregivers posted on their web sites. Three more nanny web sites have answered our questions about “pre-screening” which we share with you below. Shannon Pitts, CEO of InteliMark Enterprises explains, “GreatAupair.com does pre-screen every candidate and […]

Checking the Background of Parents and Nannies

For the past week we have been discussing that parents must screen caregivers themselves when using nanny web sites to hire in-home childcare providers. Nannies should check the backgrounds of the parents before accepting a new job as well. When you apply for a nanny position, you should expect a background check will be conducted […]

Au Pair Agencies Do Pre-Screen

Last week we discussed misleading advertisements made by some nanny web sites claiming to “pre-screen” caregivers on their web sites. To see the article posted on Wednesday click here, to view Part II of the article posted onThursday click here, and to read our post on Friday click here. Unlike nanny web sites, au pair […]

Screening Nannies

Whether parents decide to hire a nanny with the help of a nanny placement agency or do it themselves on a nanny web site they should understand the importance of background screenings. While parents and agencies may think that a background screening is thorough, it may or may not include all of the information a […]

Pre-Screened Nannies? Part II

Misleading Nanny Web Site AdsWhat separates a nanny placement agency from a nanny web site is that nanny placement agencies screen job applicants for the parents prior to sending caregivers on a job interview.Yesterday we started a discussion about misleading nanny web site advertising. Some nanny web site advertisements claim that their site lists pre-screened […]

Pre-Screened Nannies?

Three Nanny Web Sites Remove “Pre-Screened Nannies” from Advertising We have all heard the tragic story of a nanny Douglas Shepherd, 23, of Fort Myers, Florida who has just recently been charged of aggravated sexual assault and lewd conduct with a child. The caregiver was hired by the parents who found the nanny on a […]