Nannies from the Heartland
Caring, Supportive, Professional Placements
Serving Families and Nannies since 1990

Screening Services for Nanny Applicants that Family has Identified:

You can put our 29 years of nanny screening experience to work for you! We know that some families prefer do-it-yourself recruiting and hiring options. You may identify a potential nanny on your own but still want to utilize the professional screening services of Nannies from the Heartland. We offer individual screening services or a bundled screening service that includes additional resources and registration with our temporary nanny service.

Individual nanny screening options include:

1) Background check: $100, includes:

  • ID Searchplus - verifies and checks for contradictory application information by matching a candidate's name, address and Social Security number against TransUnion's credit-reporting database. ID Searchplus delivers current/previous addresses, SSN, birth dates and aliases (all essential identifiers in researching criminal history).

  • Driving Records - report of candidate's driving record history. Driving reports are accessed directly through Department of Motor Vehicles ensuring the license status; class, moving violations and restrictions.

  • County Criminal Record - 7 year felony/misdemeanor county criminal record searches. Counties are generally selected based on the candidate's residence history, work history and/or school locations during the past 7 years.

  • National Criminal Database - search of proprietary database containing over 149 million records from 88 jurisdiction-sources. Sources include state court repositories, departments of correction, some county courts, and other state level agencies, as well as sex and violent offender records. This search is designed to identify jurisdictions, undisclosed by the applicant, in which they may potentially have a criminal record.

  • National Sex Offender Public Registry - searches updated registry that is specific to names and addresses of known convicted sex offenders nationwide.

2) Nanny Telephone Reference Checks: $100

  • Includes 3 telephone reference checks (additional checks are $30 each). All  reference notes are provided to the  family.

3) Nanny Personal Interview: $100

  • Schedule and conduct an in depth personal interview with the nanny applicant at the Nannies from the Heartland office.  All interview notes are provided to the family.

Bundled Screening Services and Resources: $350 (for one applicant)

  • Nanny Personal Interview

  • Nanny Reference Checks (up to 3)

  • Background Check (see above)

  • Employment Agreement Template

  • Parent Handbook and Resources including: Interview Questions and Tips for Hiring a Nanny, Effective Employer/Nanny Communication, Nanny Performance Review, Daily Log, In Case of Emergency, Permission to Administer Medication Forms

  • Becoming an Employer and Payroll Services Information

  • Registration with the Temporary Nanny Service ($50 value)

  • Consultation on industry standards and employment questions

Please contact us if you are interested in these services. All fees are due when the screening request is submitted.

5490 Balsam Lane No, Minneapolis, MN 55442-1805 | Phone: (763) 550-0219 | Fax: (763) 519-0881 | Email:


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