Chicago Nanny Screening Services

Hire a Chicago nanny, how to hire a nannyOur goal as an agency is to save you a great deal of time and energy through our full service nanny placement services, with targeted caregiver recruiting, intensive screening and customized caregiver matching services. However, we know that some families prefer do-it-yourself options.

Our à la carte options include:

  • Background check: $195
    • Social Security Verification
    • Driving Record
    • National Sex Offender Registry
    • Criminal Records (State and County)
    • Federal Courts
    • National Criminal File
    • OFAC (Patriot Act Search)
    • Each additional state (criminal + DMV): $85
  • Nanny Reference Checks: $140, includes 3 checks (additional checks are $45 each)
  • Nanny Personal Interview: $165
  • Urine drug test: $100
  • Hair follicle drug test: $200

Do-it-Yourself Package: $350 (for one candidate)

  • Childcare References checked (up to 3)
  • Background check (see above)
  • Nanny Professional Development materials covering Parent/Employer Relationships, Professionalism, Situational Role Playing, Physical Care, Domestic Tasks, and Resources
  • Consultation with GTM Payroll Services regarding nanny payroll taxes (optional)
  • Employment Agreement
  • Parent Handbook including: Interview Questions, Nanny Evaluations, Daily Log, Development Plans, In Case of Emergency Forms: Allergy/Medical Info, First Aid Supplies, Important Phone Numbers, Medical Treatment Form, etc.
  • Ongoing Support: advice on industry standards, proper protocol, employment questions

All fees are due when the screening request is submitted.

Please contact Wendy Petersen at 847.733.2700 x6203 or at if you are interested in Do-It-Yourself nanny services.