Working with Children Check (WWCC) #
A Working with Children Check (WWCC) is a legal requirement for any person involved in caring for children, and it is your responsibility as a parent to verify that a nanny’s check is valid before caring for your child.
Checks are administered by each State and Territory. You can verify a Working With Children Check online through the relevant agency:
National Police Check #
A National Police Check can be undertaken online and takes a few days to process. A National Police Certificate is a document that lists an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges. National Police Checks can only be done with the consent of the person that the check is for. Police checks are valid at the time of application, so it’s up to the parent to determine if a new check is needed.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies has a detailed overview of pre-employment screening for parents here.
If you’re employing a nanny from overseas, their visa conditions can be verified online with VEVO, the Visa Entitlement Verification Online system.