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Babysitter Course

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 to 8 hours. Flexible scheduling options. Also available in virtual, instructor-led delivery format.



Youth Leader


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 behaviors

  • 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.

  • The business of babysitting

  • Reference text with imbedded critical thinking activities that will reinforce content

Take-Home Materials

Babysitter’s Manual

Course Cost

$58 (taxes included)

Upcoming Course Dates

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