Why should you consider providing a background check on yourself and/or your staff to your parent-clients?
Well, put yourself in a parent’s shoes. You are a new parent, trying to choose a home daycare provider. You have 2 great options, let’s call them Provider A and Provider B, and you’re having a tough time making a decision.
Provider A , however, has made available to you her personal background check, so you have all the details about her history, and you feel confident & relieved to know that she has no troubling items in her past. Provider B has not provided this to you.
So who are you more likely to choose?
There’s a good company called Child Care Background Research Corp., who can provide you with your own background check for just $129.
Their web site is:
While the $129 fee is a bit higher than some of the others you might find on the web, it’s the most thorough check available. Here are all the things they check:
- National, Regional, State, and County criminal records
- Driving history—DMV records
- Maiden & married names—no extra charge
- Sexual offender status
- Address trace
- Education verification
As the person being checked, you can request that certain items are left off the report, such as your Social Security Number.
Providing a background check on yourself (and staff, if you have them) is an excellent way to stand out from your competition and win more clients.