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Nanny Screenings FAQ

Why should I hire a professional agency to pre-screen and background check a nanny or domestic candidate?

A professional nanny and domestic placement agency should always provide top-notch, pre-screened nanny and domestic candidates to their clients. This includes pre-interviewing candidates, verifying references, and running an extensive background check. Pre-screening and running a comprehensive background check is the best way for families to ensure that they are choosing the best and most trusted nanny or domestic candidate. A nanny or domestic candidate will be caring for one of the most important people in your life, your children, and your home. Some candidates will also have driving responsibilities, and it is imperative to ensure they have a satisfactory driving record.

A family should be 100% certain that they are hiring a trustworthy nanny or domestic employee to care for their children and home.

     It is our mission to provide trustworthy nanny screenings in Charlotte and the Carolinas. At Charlotte’s Best Nanny Agency, we want each family to be 100% confident that we have referred a trustworthy nanny or domestic candidate to your family. Our promise is that all domestic employees will be extensively pre-screened, reference checked in-house, and a complete background check will be run as close to hiring as possible.

Are all Nannies and Domestic Employees Pre-screened One-on-One?

Yes, all of our nannies and domestic employees are pre-screened One-on-One by a placement specialist.

Tell me more about the agency’s pre-screening process.

Our team conducts a preliminary interview with each nanny and domestic candidate we consider. During this extensive interview, a placement specialist gets to know the candidate’s background, work history, experience, and expertise. Following that interview, a profile is built for the candidate, and we verify their references in -house.  The placement specialist will then determine if the candidate would be eligible to be  recommended to families we work with. We are then able to refer the candidate out to families for consideration.

Once a family interviews candidates and identifies a candidate to hire, we will then provide the family with a reference report. The family is also encouraged to reach out to the references directly. The final step in pre-screening is conducting the background check. Each nanny or domestic candidate also goes through an extensive background check, as close to hiring as possible once a contingent offer is accepted.

     Charlotte’s Best Nanny Agency offers the strongest background check in the industry, and fully stands behind our pre-screening and background check process. All candidates have to pass a full background check to be officially hired. Only the top nanny and domestic candidates that pass our pre-screening process will be referred to families.

What is included in a background check at Charlotte’s Best Nanny Agency?

The background check we run includes a national, county by county federal, state, and county criminal and civil records check, motor vehicle record check, sex offender registry check, social security verification, and a security watch list search. Charlotte’s Best Nanny uses a third party background check firm to conduct state-of-the-art background checks. These background checks meet all Fair Credit Reporting Act and industry standards. The investigation firm we utilize employs professionals in the securities field. The company was founded in the 1980’s, and have become one of the most sought-after screening companies in the U.S. The company is also a global leader in the background check, drug test, and compliance fields.

Why do your background checks stand out from the rest?

You can rest assured that Charlotte’s Best Nanny Agency conducts a thorough background check that meets all industry standards. The background check report we conduct looks at all alias’ and legal names a candidate has had, as well as every state and county they have lived in within the USA. The background check searches as many years as legally possible of a nanny’s background. We have even had background checks show records as far back as the 80’s. We have confidence in our background checks, as they have proven to be one of the strongest background checks in the industry. If a candidate is not truthful in telling us their whole background history, we will find out about any arrest or charges through the background check report before a nanny is hired by a family.

Why is the background check completed as close to hiring as possible?

We always run a current background check as close to hiring as possible on each candidate. This is so we have the most up-to-date background information on a candidate. Unfortunately, we have had candidates interview with us and bring in a “clear background check” conducted by other companies; then our background check investigation goes on to reveal charges or arrest. At that point, we have to tell the domestic employee we are not able to refer them. This is why it is imperative to have the most up to date background check as possible, and to use a professional nanny and domestic placement agency to conduct your search.

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Do you offer background check services to families that hire a candidate outside of the agency?

If you would like to obtain a background check on a candidate you found outside of the agency we offer that service for a fee as well.

Can I drug test my potential domestic worker?

We offer the option where families can request to screen a nanny or domestic employee for drugs and alcohol for a small additional fee. All drug screenings are optional and are conducted through Lab Corp. The hiring family will be given a detailed report of the results of the drug screening.

 At Charlotte’s Best Nanny Agency, we are dedicated to providing you the best and most trusted nanny screenings in the area. 

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Charlotte’s Best Nanny Agency


 1244 East Blvd, Suite 2D, Charlotte NC 28203