caregiver application process

1) online application

interested in their kids? applicants begin by submitting an online application to become a their kids caregiver under caregiver application. if you’re a family looking for care, please visit this page.


2) phone interview

after review of each prospective caregiver's application, select candidates will be invited for a preliminary phone  interview.


3) reference checks

after our initial phone screening, we require applicants to provide 3 references, 2 of which must be from a previous or current position in childcare or from working with children in another capacity, such as teaching, coaching, mentoring, or tutoring.

additional references may be from teachers, professors, or relevant community members that can speak to your character and reliability. references may not include family members.


4) in-person interview

candidates who advance past the phone interview and reference checks will be invited for an in-person interview at our office located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. 


5) background check

the last step in the application process for prospective caregivers is a thorough background check including SSN trace, criminal record searches at the county, state, and national level, sex offender database, domestic terrorist watch list, and motor vehicle records.

their kids covers the cost of background checks for all caregiver applicants.  

*please note that legal names are required in order to run background checks but will not be provided to families if you prefer to be called by another name.