Nanny screenings

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Nanny screenings

When hiring our nanny, there's several sort of levels of safety screening that I would recommend. I would definitely recommend a background check. And yet, there is multiple levels of background checks, you can see... you can check those out online. And you can get the sex offender background check also that may cost a little bit more than just your average background check. Also, there's the driving record, which can be obtained very easily from the DMV for a very small fee. And make sure that you get the 10-year one. There is a 5-year and there is a 10-year. You want the 10-year. But also, I like to things like going to... you know, googling your nanny candidate's name and looking and seeing... finding out what's online about them, because it's amazing what people do and don't hide it. And even if you can, check their Facebook, MySpace, any kind of those social media sites, because you will find out so much information about that person if they don't have their settings on private – which a good nanny will have their settings on private. So those are some screenings. And then also there's other things, like, you know, you might want to have them do... get some vaccines done, such as like the whooping cough vaccine or even a TB test to see. You know, sometimes nannies come from other countries and they've been exposed to TB and they may not have TB, but they might be, you know, carrying that, so it's important to do that.

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Lindsay Heller, PsyD

Psychologist, The Nanny Doctor

Lindsay, known as The Nanny Doctor, has been working with families and their nannies for more than a decade. In addition to being a licensed clinical psychologist, Lindsay was a well-respected nanny for over 10 years in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Now, through her nanny consulting services, Lindsay works in conjunction with families and their agencies to provide a unique specialized service to help each family in finding the best possible match for their family. She aids, not only in the interview and hiring process, but also with the important transition of introducing a new person into the household. She stands firmly beside each of her clients throughout their journey and custom tailors a plan of action for each individual family. No nanny issue is too big or small! Her team is excited to be working with her and are happy to offer every family they work with a complimentary hour of her services!


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