Babysitters’ Course

This course is designed to provide the young sitter (participants MUST be 11 years of age at the beginning of the course, to age 15) with an idea of how to work with babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children (ages 0 to 8 years).

Each participant receives a manual with resources, a mini first aid kit, and lots of hands on, practical training for the “what ifs” that may happen when watching younger children.

Content includes:

  • How to care for himself/herself and siblings when home alone
  • How to create a safe environment, and deal with phone calls and unexpected visitors
  • How to react confidently in case of an emergency, such as choking, bleeding, poisoning, or burns
  • How to cope with common problems, such as tantrums and crying
  • Games and activities to keep kids of all ages entertained
  • How to manage a babysitting business, including creating a resumé and a business card, and asking the right questions before accepting a babysitting job

Focuses on five main areas:

  • child care-giving,
  • first aid,
  • injury prevention,
  • leadership, and
  • business skills

Youth learn through interactive, fun activities, and problem-solving scenarios and practice

Participants receive the Canadian Red Cross Babysitter’s Manual, which includes key information on caring for children of different ages, as well as an emergency contact form, sample resumés, business cards, glossary, and a wallet card upon successful completion of all aspects of the course (homework, classwork/participation and a minimum of a 75% on the written exam).

Are you interested in setting up a Babysitters’ course for youth that you know? At a school or for a group of friends?  Contact us to set one up to meet your schedule.  There is a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 30 participants per class.