I’m interviewing candidates now but the nanny won’t begin work for a couple of months. When should I order the background check?

You should order the background check as soon as an employment offer has been accepted. If you need the candidate to start immediately, you can amend the written formal offer to state that a satisfactory background check is a prerequisite for his/her continued employment. (We urge clients not have a nanny begin any work in your home until the background check is completed.)