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What is the nanny background check ordering and report delivery procedure?

Wondering how to do the background check for nannies?

  • Set up your nanny background check account by click on ORDER NOW and you will be redirected to HWS’ site.
  • Download the Candidate Records Release Authorization form and have your applicant complete it for you. This is a legal requirement of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). NCS does ask that you keep this signed release on file for 5 years for audit purposes.
  • Select the items you wish to have searched. The minimum package includes a SSN trace/address verification plus a criminal records search in one jurisdiction.
    » Here is a helpful caregiver and nanny background check guide.
  • A typical search is returned within 3 business days – you are notified via email. You will log in to view the completed report. Canadian searches and civil records searches will require additional time.

The nanny background check process is also suitable for other household employees such as senior caregivers and housekeepers. Pre-employment nanny background checks are not available on candidates outside the US and Canada. We regret that we cannot provide this information for citizens of other countries. The quality of archived criminal records abroad is highly variable, and the search tools in general to not rise to US standards.

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