The first step in the screening process of the nannies/babysitters/newborn caregivers who apply with us is observing whether the individual has a true passion for childcare.  We look only for individuals who believe in the importance of being actively engaged in the lives of the children and babies with which they will be involved.      
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Online Application:

Nannies, babysitters and newborn providers who are interested in becoming part of the SoCal Nannies team can apply on our website if they meet the following requirements. The applicant must:

  • Be at least 19 years old.
  • Have a minimum of two years experience as a childcare provider.
  • Have three or more previous child care experiences to be considered for an interview.
  • Hold a Infant and Children CPR certification or willing to obtain one.
  • Hold First Aid certification or willing to obtain one.
  • Be Trustline registered or planning to register.
  • Have a clean driving record.

Other factors that are a plus but are not necessary include:

  • Bilingual
  • Experienced with children with special needs
  • Have experience with multiple kids or babies


All potential nannies and babysitters are required to submit an initial nanny application, have a phone interview, and have an extensive face-to-face interview. The goal of this interview is to ensure that the candidate is highly-qualified and also to learn his or her own personal philosophies on childcare and other interests and preferences. We do this so that we can make a strong match between the family and the nanny.

Reference Check:

A SoCal Nannies representative will call and verify positive relations between the potential candidate and his or her previous employers. Three previous childcare experiences are mandatory as personal references

Criminal Background Check:

Once we feel as though candidates are highly-qualified and a family wants to offer a position to one our candidates, we will run a comprehensive screening, which includes:

  • SSN Verification
  • Multi-State Criminal Database
  • Premium Sex Offender Registration Search
  • County criminal Record Verification
  • Seven-Year Standard Onsite Criminal Records Search
  • DMV State Driving Record

             *A copy of a background check will be provided to the family once employed by
              the family

Extra services for additional fee:

  • E-Screen Drug Testing with the fastest results possible without an appointment. These can be conducted at any location, and the results can be ready within an hour.

  • Traditional Drug Testing

Call Socal Nannies to find out how we can help you find a San Diego nanny or other childcare provider that fits your individual needs.

For more information about our San Diego nanny referral services contact us at (619) 709-3388 or email
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