8-Step Sitter Qualification Process
Here at Your Nanny Boutique, our Sitter Service is all about serious fun. All of our sitters have undergone one of the most strict screening processes in the nation. This screening process closely follows that of which the finest nannies in the industry must pass. This comprehensive screening process ensures that your children are safe, and allows you to enjoy your time out. Even though we take our sitters seriously, fun is one of their top priorities!
1. Initial Interview
During the initial interview, which typically takes place over the phone, we collect basic information from the applicant; everything from demographics to previous childcare experience.
2. CPR Certified
If the information provided in the initial interview meets our requirements, the sitter is then required to obtain an adult and child/infant CPR certification.
3. First Aid Certified
Along with CPR certification, we require all of our sitters to be First Aid certified prior to their second interview.
4. Second Interview
During the second interview, which always takes place face-to-face, we take the time to get to know our sitters. We ask questions regarding safety, experience, and motivation. At this interview we use our intuition to separate the applicants we know would make great sitters for our families. Our applicants are required to produce CPR and First Aid certificates at this interview.
5. Childcare Reference Verification
If the second interview is successful, we immediately get to work talking directly to references verifying employment, but more importantly learning about our applicants from their previous employers.
6. Comprehensive Background Checks
After verifying references, and only if we like what we hear, we run comprehensive background checks including, a national criminal background check, a national sex offender registry check, and a local background check in all counties the applicant has lived in the past 7 years. It's sad to say that most agencies send candidates straight to your door before running these background checks. Here at Your Nanny Boutique, we couldn't imagine that. All background checks are a part of the application process, and every sitter you meet has successfully passed all of these checks.
7. Authorization To Work In The United States
Along with comprehensive background checks, we also verify that all applicants are legally authorized to work in the United States.
8. Lab-Based Drug Test
While we are running the background checks, the applicant is required to submit to a 5-panel drug test at their closest Lab Corp or Quest Diagnostics.
Only once a sitter has successfully passed all eight steps of the screening process, do we agree to work with them. You can rest easy knowing that when a sitter from Your Nanny Boutique is at your house, your kids are in good hands!