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Home daycare is regulated, and you should ensure that all regulations as far as safety, registration, licensing, and child ratio to caregiver are met. Since it is within someone's home, you will also wish to ensure that their values and any religious practices that they participate in while watching your child are agreeable to your family. Ask for references and be sure to check at least three, making sure to ask how they know them, etc. If they will be driving your child, check their driving record.