DH has a "managers and their wives" retreat coming up next month for 4 days. He cannot go alone. We have 2 children (DS 13 and 4). Both our parents are too elderly to watch them, and other family/friends have plans for the time we would be gone. We cannot take the kids. It would be best "company wise" for us to attend this function. I am looking into hiring a nanny to stay with them for 4 days. There are 2 "childcare nanny" agencies in my area. Both require the basic: criminal background check, over 18, cpr and first aid, drug test. I have spoken at length to one agency (owned privately by a couple.....ran out of their home). They explained they come out to assess our home, meet us, etc...... then assign someone "compatible". They have about 25 nannies on staff, staffing child and elder respite care. I have never hired a nanny before, and our sitters (for our once YEARLY) night out, are people we know. I have contacted my local BBB and there are no reports filed. HELP! What questions do I need to ask? Where else can I search to make sure my boys will be safe with this agency? Thanks!