Babysitting

Offers basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11-15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers youth the skills to promote themselves as babysitters to prospective families.

Duration

7-8 hours

Instructor

Red Cross Youth Leader

Prerequisite

Minimum 11 years of age (or completion of Grade 5)

Course Content

  • How to be responsible and demonstrate leadership
  • How to make good decisions and manage difficult behaviours
  • Information on children’s developmental stages, and specific strategies for each stage
  • How to feed, diaper, dress, and play with children and babies
  • How to recognize and prevent unsafe situations, make safe choices and promote safe behaviours
  • First aid skills
  • The business of babysitting

Take-Home Materials

  • Babysitter’s Manual
  • Completion certificate

Registration

Click here to complete the on-line registration form.

Cost & Payment

$60.00