Necessary. Complete. Affordable.
Background checks are essential these days. We’ve partnered with one of America’s top background check providers so you can rest assured your children are in good hands.
We invested over 100 hours researching and evaluating the numerous background check processors that operate in the United States before deciding who to work with. At the end of the day, the choice was clear.
Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI) is an industry leader with over 20 years of employment screening experience, a strong focus on information security, and a top notch customer care team. Every year, they process nearly two million background checks!
We’ve worked with EBI to create three packages specifically for families and agencies hiring child care providers, tutors, and other household employees. To learn more about EBI, please visit their website or scroll down to learn more about our background check packages and pricing.
Have a question? Call us at (425) 243-7032.
Members – make sure to login prior to purchasing your background check to receive the discounted pricing. If you are not a member but would like to take advantage of our reduced member pricing, sign up here.
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COMPARE PACKAGE FEATURES
Social Security # Trace
National Criminal Record Database Search
National Sex Offender Search
Criminal Records - Current County (7 Year Historical Search)
Motor Vehicles Record (MVR) Search
Criminal Records - All Counties of Residence (7 Year Historical Search)
Member price: $18.99
MEMBER PRICE: $44.99
Member Price: $69.99
Note: New York court searches are an additional $70.00
“My husband and I had been using one of the big name sites for our background checks. We just ordered the Premium Plus check on one of our babysitters through Nanny Parent Connection. The report came back in less than 24 hours, was easy to understand, and was $40.00 cheaper!”
“I am so glad to have found Nanny Parent Connection. Your organization is providing the best background service I have found so far. Your team has made the often stressful process of finding the best care for our children that much easier.”
There are many care provider background check options available to you. This is what separates us from the rest.
No Hidden Fees
Look closely at some of our competitors’ packages. They charge you a package fee (just like we do) but then hit you with court access and DMV fees. We don’t do that. Unless your background check includes New York courts, the price you see is the price you pay.
While others make a big deal that they search 100, 200, or even 300 million records, through our partnership with EBI, we can search nearly ONE BILLION records for you. This allows for a more complete search and peace of mind for you and your family.
EBI’s Candidate Care Team is standing by 24/7 to support your candidate. If your candidate needs help during the screening process they can connect with the support team via telephone, live chat, or email.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the background check system work?
Very straightforward. Once you have ordered one of the above packages, EBI emails your candidate with online authorization forms for them to complete. These forms only take a few minutes to fill out. After sending those back to EBI, the background check process begins and results will be emailed to you usually within two to three business days if no hits are found. No additional work needed from you and the system is available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.
What specific information about my candidate do I need to have ready before ordering the background check?
The only information that we need from you is your candidate’s first name, last name, email address and phone number. Our system takes care of collecting the rest of the required information (address, social security number, etc.) from the candidate during the authorization process. Our goal is for the background check ordering process to take five minutes or less!
I see two different prices for the package I am interested in. Can you explain the difference?
Sure. We offer our registered members a discount on background checks. If you are not a registered member, the price for each package is the top number. If you are a member, you will pay the discounted price at the bottom for that specific nanny background check. Interested in becoming a member? We would love to have you! Learn more and sign up here.
I would like to purchase a background check on someone who is not going to work as my nanny, babysitter or tutor. Is that okay?
No problem! Our system works for all candidates. Make sure you understand the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) laws and regulations regarding employment background checks conducted by a third party. You can find that information here.
Can you explain in more detail what the various package features are?
Social Security # Trace
The crucial first step for identifying residential history, aliases, and other key data points in order to complete the most extensive and thorough certified background check. Not all SSN traces are the same. Using EBI’s SMART Logic, we are able to identify the most complex data points while eliminating erroneous and costly information found in other’s trace products. The trace identifies residential history, aliases, and other key data points in order to complete our background checks.
National Criminal Record Database Search
The National Criminal Record Database Search (NCRD) searches nearly one billion offense records in this instant, 50-state, multi-jurisdictional search. The database is a compilation of criminal records, information from municipal, circuit, district and superior court repositories, as well as the Department of Corrections, the FBI, U.S. Marshal, U.S. Customs, the DEA, Secret Service and the Department of Justice. Also included in this search are healthcare and financial sanctions, terrorist watch lists, and OFAC (Office of Foreign Asset Control). The NCRD search does not include county criminal records.
National Sex Offender Search (included with NCRD)
There are currently hundreds of thousands of registered sex offenders nationwide. Under the legislation of Megan’s Law, sexual offenders are required to register when they change their residence. EBI’s multi-state database is a collection of stored data from multiple state registries. All potential records found from this search are automatically confirmed from the actual source to ensure accuracy and completeness to ensure FCRA reporting compliance.
Criminal Records – Current County (7 Year Historical Search)
County Criminal Records Searches are the gold standard for any complete background check. EBI’s County Criminal Record Searches check records at both the misdemeanor and felony levels for the county that your care provider candidate currently resides in. This search is the most in-depth way to get accurate and timely results. EBI has a vast team of records professionals who conduct in-person searches at courthouses in all US jurisdictions, including territories. This search helps look beyond a candidate’s residential history. With just a name and date of birth, investigators are able to locate offenses across the country. The EBI team makes sure the information you receive is confirmed and reported in full compliance of FCRA.
Motor Vehicles Record (MVR) Search
Before you hire your care provider and hand over the keys, this one-time check will search your candidate’s Motor Vehicle Records. Driving records are available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and internationally. Instant MVRs are available in the majority of states. Results are returned to you in an easy-to-read report that includes license type, standing, and any violations, suspensions, or convictions incurred.
Criminal Records – All Counties of Residence (7 Year Historical Search)
Virtually identical to the Criminal Records – Current County (7 Year Historical Search) feature but checks records at both the misdemeanor and felony levels for ALL counties that your care provider candidate resided in over the past seven years.
My care provider candidate recently moved from a different state. Will the background check search records from where she previously lived?
Definitely! Make sure you order the Premium Plus package which will complete a search of all counties that the candidate resided over the past seven years.
I don’t live in Washington state. Can I still purchase a nanny background check?
Not a problem. Through our partnership with EBI, we can process background checks no matter where you live in the United States. For the Premium and Premium Plus packages which include county court record searches, all courthouse access fees are included in the package price except for any New York court record searches. There is an additional fee for New York searches of $70.00.
I’ve heard I should only use FCRA compliant background checks. What is FCRA?
The FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) is the federal law regulating employment background checks. Even though the term “credit” is used, the FCRA law applies to all employment background checks conducted by a third party whether the check includes a credit report or not. All of EBI’s background checks are FCRA compliant and in addition, EBI is one of only a small percentage of background screening firms in the world to have earned the distinguished Seal of Accreditation through the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). To become accredited, EBI passed a rigorous on-site audit of their policies, procedures and best practices.
I am a child care agency representative and would like to purchase a background check for a care provider candidate. Is that okay?
Yes! If you plan on running multiple background checks, we suggest that you purchase a membership so that you receive the discounted pricing.