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We are currently offering this class in both online and in person formats to accommodate everyone’s needs.

We offer both public and private/small group classes. Please contact us for more details.

Online Course Details:

  • 2 x 3 hr sessions (usually done over 2 days, but a 1 day course can also be accommodated with lots of breaks)
  • Canadian participants only
  • Babysitting course manual delivered prior to the class.

What you Need:

  • A device, such as a laptop or PC
  • A good internet connection
    • Participants video must be on for the entire course so we can evaluate their skills.
  • A doll or stuffed animal (teddy bear) for doing CPR and Choking Skills

Class size is limited to 15 participants, so that we can maximize our ability to work with students’ skills and have adequate time for questions.

In Person Class Details:

  • You will receive your manual in class
  • Certificates will be given after successful completion of the class.

What you need:

  • Nut Free lunch/snacks & water
  • Optional (but very helpful due to covid restrictions) We have lots as well.
    • Doll or stuffed animal for CPR/Choking skills
    • Baby Diaper and clothes (DO not go and buy them, as

The Babysitting course, refreshed and revised, now has a greater emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete with new science, also provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency.

Duration:
7-8 hrs

Prerequisite: Ages 11 to 15

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


First Aid Content:

  • Check, Call, Care (includes phoning EMS/911)
  • Glove removal
  • Recovery position
  • Conscious choking (adult/child/baby/alone)
  • CPR (baby/child),
  • Illness,
  • Asthma (includes use of inhaler and spacer),
  • Anaphylaxis (includes use of EpiPen),
  • Poisoning,
  • Insect stings,
  • Wound care (i.e. minor cuts and scrapes, splinters, nosebleeds, bumps and bruises, life-threatening bleeding, burns),
  • Head, neck and back injuries, broken bones, seizures

To see our current schedule, please click HERE.