HOW TO FIND A SAFE NANNY FOR YOUR CHILD
Many parents turn to close relatives, circles of friends or agents to find a suitable nanny for their wards. That can be a good starting place but it’s imperative that parents dig deeper before allowing someone to be alone with their children. When it is about your child safety, you can never be too careful.
The first thing parents should do when considering a nanny is to run a background check. It’s important to note that a Google search is not a background check, you must make sure that you check a potential nanny’s criminal history.
Avant Halogen connect families with screened and verified nannies through the screenedworkers platform. For example, screenedworkers.com displays badges next to individuals who have successfully passed background screenings.
If you are considering a nanny who isn’t registered on screenedworkers.com, ensure you request for background check on them from the same platform. If a nanny isn’t willing to provide information to run background checks on them, consider it a red flag.
Screenedworkers.com offers various background screening services for prices ranging from about N5,000 for a basic check to about N15,000 for services that include reviewing criminal records.
Reference checks are also important, once a nanny have clean background checks, then it’s a great time to start checking references.
It is recommended to ask potential nanny for three references. Ask the references whether the nanny was responsible, how they followed directions, why they no longer work for them and if they would ever consider hiring them again.
With background checks, reference reviews and parental intuition, you can be rest assured that your child is in good hands.