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This award-winning course is designed for students aged 11-14 and teaches new babysitters the skills necessary to care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. It emphasizes safety, dealing with emergencies and first aid basics. Course materials include; a student activity book, a certificate suitable for framing, and a wallet-size certificate.  It was created by a team of child care professionals, trained babysitters (veterans & rookies), St. John Ambulance instructors, and parents.

Duration: 6.5 hours.

Help your child build valuable skills for a lifetime. As a trained babysitter, your child will learn:

  • Basic skills to care for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children
  • 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 resume and a business card, and asking the right questions before accepting a babysitting job

 Instructor

St. John Ambulance Youth Instructor

Completion

100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 75% min. passing grade on written exam

Prerequisite

Min. 11 years of age

Course Content

  • Business of babysitting
  • Caring for babies
  • Caring for toddlers
  • Caring for preschoolers
  • Caring for school-aged children
  • Creating safe environments
  • How to handle emergencies and first aid

Take-Home Materials

  • Babysitter’s Handbook
  • Wallet card and optional wall certificate