Because caring for children is more than just child’s play.
As parents of young children, has your favourite babysitter taken a Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course?
You’re an adolescent of 11 years old or older and you’ve decided to become a babysitter; are you prepared for this important responsibility? For example, do you know how to:
- Feed a baby or change a diaper?
- Prepare a simple meal?
- Play games with children of all ages?
- Prevent injuries and keep children safe?
- Handle an emergency if one happens?
A good babysitter knows all of these things and more. Learning them can be easy and fun with the Red Cross Babysitting Course. The newly revised Babysitting Course is updated for today’s youth.
For many young adolescents, babysitting is their first job, and the Red Cross can help them become real “pros”! They learn valuable tips for managing their business, as well as:
- Important child care skills
- Safety tips for children of all ages
- How to cope with common problems, like tantrums and crying
- What to do if anything makes the babysitter uncomfortable
- Some great games and other ideas for having fun with the kids while babysitting
- How to make the children’s environment safe and enjoyable
- What are the respective rights and responsibilities of the babysitter and the family hiring one
What to do in case of an emergency?
Emergencies sometimes do happen, even to the best babysitters. The Babysitting Courseteaches youth how to handle emergencies with confidence by providing the basic first aid skills for such common problems as
- Sprains and Strains
- Fire emergency
- And more!
The newly revised Babysitting Course is updated for today’s youth. Hours to complete the course: 7.5 hours.
Please sign up for this Babysitting Course at our Course Registration. Please contact us for further information.
Who Can Become a Babysitter Facilitator?
To become a Babysitter Facilitator, you must:
- Be a minimum of 16 years of age
- Have a valid Standard First Aid certificate
The Babysitting Course Facilitator’s Manual includes lesson plans plus suggestions and guidelines for organizing the course and managing the class.
If you love children and you would like to babysit, or already do, or if you know someone who might need babysitting training, the Red Cross Babysitting Course is only eight hours long and is offered almost everywhere: in your community, at school, with youth groups, even in homes.