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Background Checks & Pre-Screening

Candidates and Families listed on GreatAuPair are not pre-screened. As an additional service, GreatAuPair provides criminal background checks and motor vehicles reports services in over 300 countries. Reference check reports can be ordered for US or Canadian citizens

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Most U.S. reports are returned within 3-5 business days from the time GreatAuPair receives a signed release authorization form from the subject. International reports may take up to 5 weeks.

GreatAuPair strongly recommends that you thoroughly check the references and background of every candidate you consider before hiring. AuPairs and nannies should also thoroughly check the references and background of every family/employer before committing to the job.

The decision and responsibility of hiring any candidate or taking any job rests with you. Be sure you have the facts regarding previous employment, criminal records, driving records, immigration and visa status so that you can make the most informed decision.

Important Note: GreatAuPair utilizes several commercial and public records systems as well as third-parties in the performance of its records search services. Data sources and systems may have errors. Data is sometimes entered poorly, processed incorrectly and is generally not free from defect. Reports provided through this service should not be relied upon as definitively accurate.

We encourage all our members to review our tips on How to hire the right caregiver.

Additonal pre-screening tools are available to our subscribed members:

Interview questionnaire

Reference Interview questionnaire

Nanny caregiver contract

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