babysitter

Care.com background checks receive scrutiny after wrongful death lawsuit

wrongful death lawsuits against both the nanny and Care.com. The website allows caregivers to post information for free, and charges families a monthly subscription fee to access information about potential nannies, caregivers and babysitters. There are three levels of subscription: a $37 per month standard subscription; a “preferred” subscription for $59 per month that includes…

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Six tips to keep your kids safe when hiring a caregiver

Whether you’re looking to hire live-in help for your kids, need a five-day-a-week day care center or just need to find a sitter now and then, you want the best care you can give your children while you’re away. Hiring a nanny or day care that you can trust can seem like a difficult task…

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Don’t put all your eggs in one database when it comes to background checks

In their editorial, Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers and California Rep. Adam B. Schiff stated that all volunteers and potential hires working in these types of positions should be screened through the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Rogers and Schiff described the FBI fingerprint database as “the most robust criminal background check [system] available” and…

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Bill: Background checks required for N.J. private residence care providers

The New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee has unanimously approved a bill that will require those who run family day care centers from their private residences to undergo criminal record checks. The bill applies to all family day care providers, which is defined as someone who is providing childcare for three…

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Avoid negligent hiring when employing a babysitter

When Mind Your Business was founded, it was created as a way for owner Karen Caruso to screen potential candidates to take care of her children. Conducting a background check is recommended when hiring full-time care for your children, such as a nanny. But what if you just need a sitter for a few hours?…

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Background checks run on just 5% of Nevada daycare workers

News4 reported that only 5% of new daycare workers in Nevada have their background checks for abuse and neglect completed on time when they start work. That was just one of several scary facts uncovered in a recent investigation by the Legislative Auditor of Nevada. That report reads: “there is an increased risk to the health and safety of…

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How to do a background check on a babysitter

Mind Your Business was started after CEO Karen Caruso heard a tragic story on Opera regarding a babysitter that had killed the child in their care. According to the parents, it had been incredibly hard to complete a background check on the babysitter. Karen took it upon herself to create a change, and set up…

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A lighter look at nightmare babysitters

background check on someone before you hire them as a babysitter. But while trawling the web I came across an article by Robin McClure which provides a lighter look at what is primarily a serious and genuine issue.People you’d NEVER want to watch your child is a slightly comical look at which “celebrities” (some famous,…

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