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.

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

Take-Home Materials
Babysitter’s Manual​

Fees: $80 + GST (in person class)

Fees: $65 + GST ( Virtual class)

***** Virtual Classes during Covid=19****

Course Details:

  • 3x 2-hour virtual classroom sessions (3 separate days)

  • Canadian participants only

  • PDF of Babysitting Course Manual

What you Need:

  • A device, such as a phone or a laptop

  • A good internet connection

  • Google Meet App

  • A doll or stuffed animal (teddy bear) for doing CPR and Choking Skills

  • FEES: $65 + GST
  • Class size is limited to 12 participants, so that we can maximize our ability to work with students’ skills and have adequate time for questions,

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