Starting a daycare can be very exciting when you have a passion for early child care education. Running a daycare on your own is not a good idea because there will be times when you will need to use the restroom or answer a phone call, which will then leave the children on their own. When hiring people to work at your daycare, you need to take the time to have them properly screened to ensure that you only hire the best staff that you possibly can. The guide below walks you through a few things that a professional employee screening company can look for to ensure that you hire the best staff for your daycare.
Do a Background Check
The first thing that the employee screening company will be able to do is run a deep background check on the individual. It is possible for you to run a background check on someone on your own, but it will not be very in-depth and there are many issues that could fall through the cracks. You need to be sure that the people you hire to work at your daycare have not ever done anything to harm a child in any way. The company can look deep into someone's past to ensure that there are no issues to be leery of.
Do a Credit Check
You want to be sure that anyone you have working for your daycare has a good credit history because there will be times when they may have to accept payments from the payments. If someone is not good with the way that they handle their money, they may be tempted to take the money that the parents pay to help them pay their bills or get something that they want.
Do a Reference Check
Finally, you want to hire a screening company that can check the references that each applicant gives to you. You want to be sure that they really have the experience they claim to have and did not have any issues when they worked for their previous employer. The screening company will know what questions to ask and be able to determine if everything they claimed on their application was true.
Finding the right employees for your daycare will take time. Proper screening makes the process easier and will give you peace of mind that the people you have working at your daycare are trustworthy and safe to leave with the kids.