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New children’s ride-sharing services target busy parents

HopSkipDrive website: “With HopSkipDrive, you have a reliable way to get your kids to any activity. You can schedule rides weeks in advance or with at least eight hours’ notice. Unlike carpool drivers, HopSkipDrivers are vetted for both childcare experience and driving safety.” Similarly to their ride-sharing predecessors, HopSkipDrive and Shuddle both say they conduct…

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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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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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Indiana law requires national background checks of day care workers

criminal records and employment checks, we wanted to highlight further legislation that will affect both our community, clients and the Indiana workforce. A new Indiana law – also introduced on July 1 – will require national background checks and fingerprinting for all day care workers, according to ABC. “I think it’s necessary. You want to know…

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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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Why you should do a nanny background check

Hiring a nanny is one of the most important decisions parents will face when it comes to deciding what’s best for their children. This is why a background check is absolute must when it comes to making the right choice. Many people think that their “parental instinct” is a sufficient deciding factor, and unfortunately this…

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Why you should background check your babysitter

background check on your potential babysitter. By conducting a nanny background check, you can find out whether your potential nanny has a criminal record or accusations of wrongdoing. You can also verify previous employment and possibly even certifications they have earned. While it’s not a 100% guarantee that your child will remain protected, it’s a…

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