NY investigative agency screens bankers, nannies

Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:48pm EST
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By Basil Katz

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parents who love their children as much as protecting their millions can now hire an investigative service normally reserved for checking out highly paid bankers to screen potential nannies.

New York-based NannyTrack is an offshoot of BackTrack Reports, a firm that vets fund managers, executives and bankers.

"Is a nanny truthful? Is she responsible?" asked Leah Clarkson, who founded NannyTrack along with Casey Drucker.

Companies that provide nannies have long used private investigators to make quick checks on driving and banking records before recommending them.

But NannyTrack is trying to set itself apart by working for the parents who provide a list of potential nannies they want scrutinized.

For $555, NannyTrack investigators will call up references, check records and deliver a report within two weeks.

"Even if someone worked at McDonald's in Puerto Rico in 2008, we're going to try to track down that verification information," Drucker explained.

Young mothers themselves, Drucker and Clarkson started NannyTrack last month after they couldn't help but look into the backgrounds of their own nannies.   Continued...