Babysitting

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.

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

Duration

7 – 8 Hours

Instructor

Red Cross Youth Leader

Pre-requisite

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

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