babysitting

Missouri Dept of Health finds safety violations at daycare centers

recently cited for safety violations at their facilities during Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services inspections. The violations ranged from peeling paint on baseboards, to not having background check records easily accessible at the facilities, to staff members napping when they should have been watching the children. Each center had between one and 12…

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Louisiana daycares lose licenses due to lack of background checks, disregard for state law

Two daycare centers in Louisiana recently had their child care licenses revoked when Louisiana Department of Education inspections revealed that each had violated dozens of state laws. Violations included not conducting criminal background checks on all employees, not having properly licensed and qualified directors, not documenting all workers, not meeting required employee-to-child ratios, not having…

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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 leave childcare to chance; conduct an advanced background check

Many working parents have childcare needs, and if local family members are not available (and willing!) to do babysitting duty, parents often look to the community for good childcare. For some families, the best option is a day care center with full-time childcare staff, while others prefer smaller care facilities or even home-based caregivers who…

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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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Georgia background checks increased for child care employees

background checks in the child care industry. “Parents come to us regularly. One of the first questions they ask is what measures are taken with your new employees, do they have background checks?” said the Director of Best Academy, Nancy Isaacson. Right now state and local background checks are required for child care workers but…

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CPS launches daycare background screening website

log in and check out the centers in every city across the state. There is also information on any inspections done at the particular center and if they were given any citations. You can even read the reports done by the inspector. CPS regional spokesman John Lennan adds its important to go tour the facility…

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