Nanny / Maid Background Checks


Are you hiring a nanny or maid? Is safety and trust important to you?

With over 20 years of experience, Brener Investigations Group will conduct thorough nanny background checks that will provide you with the piece of mind that the person(s) you are hiring to care for your children and your home are safe, honest, trustworthy and have a history of positive recommendations.

We conduct thorough and very discreet nanny background checks on all individuals that you are considering having inside your home.  We understand that first impressions are important, but we also know that it is vital to conduct your due diligence when hiring someone who has access to your loved ones and your home.

A nanny background check is a process of verifying the personal and professional history of an individual who is being considered for a nanny position. This can include criminal background checks, verification of previous employment, reference checks, and other forms of investigation. The goal of a nanny background check is to ensure the safety and well-being of the children in the nanny's care, as well as to protect the family from potential financial or legal liability. It is important to note that the specific details of a nanny background check may vary depending on the laws and regulations of the location where the nanny will be working.

Our private investigators have conducted hundreds of background investigations on individuals who have the potential of earning  your trust with your family.  Our nanny background checks are very thorough, and we leave no stone unturned when it comes to the safety of your family.

I am considering hiring a nanny and/or maid.  What is the process to conduct a nanny background check? How in-depth is a background check on a nanny or maid?

Of course they all smile, are polite and try their best to make a great impression with your loved ones. After a free consultation, where we learn about your concerns, stage of hiring process and amount of potential candidates, we are able to provide you with a plan of action.

We do not require much to get started on conducting background checks. 

Typically, once you have interviewed a potential pool of candidates you are left with 1-3 persons that you would like a comprehensive background check conducted on.  

The process of conducting a nanny background check typically includes several steps:

  • Criminal background check: This typically involves a search of state and national criminal databases to check for any criminal convictions or pending charges.
  • Employment verification: This step involves contacting previous employers of the nanny to verify their work history, job duties, and reasons for leaving.
  • Reference check: This step involves contacting personal and professional references provided by the nanny to gather information about their character and work habits.
  • Education and certification verification: This step involves contacting the nanny's educational institutions to verify their level of education and any relevant certifications or training.
  • Social media check: This step involves searching the nanny's social media profiles to check for any red flags or concerning behavior.
  • Sex offender registry check: This step involves checking the national sex offender registry to ensure that the nanny has no history of sexual offenses.

Some families choose to perform additional checks such as credit check, driving record check, etc. It's important to use a professional background check service that follows all federal, state, and local laws when conducting the background check.

We conduct different levels of background checks. After our consultation where we discuss your specific concerns and expectations, we are then able to determine what is needed.

Our most basic background checks cover the following areas:

  • Civil and Criminal history.  The history on the individual will go back at least 20 years and include all states and counties where they have resided.
  • Judgments / Liens / Bankruptcy / Foreclosures
  • DMV history (infractions and accidents)
  • Pending lawsuits
  • Address history
  • Physical Assets

Financial Outlook background check

  • Credit score
  • Credit history

General Character background check

  • Interview past employers
  • Interview neighbors

Comprehensive character check

  • Conduct surveillance to determine general activities of potential candidates

What is the cost of nanny / maid background checks?

Our comprehensive background checks and investigations all vary with the specific needs of our clients.  No situation is alike and prior to discussing costs, we prefer to speak to you one on one so that we can better understand your concerns and expectations.

We are not an online background check company that returns old information that may have been in some poorly maintained or outdated database.

When you hire us to conduct your nanny background checks, you are hiring an experienced private investigator that will be thorough and leave no stone unturned.  We understand that the safety and trust of your family is paramount.