Babysitter Course Newmarket

Babysitting Course

This newly revised and updated Red Cross course is for kids ages 11-15 years old who want to learn how to provide care for younger children and promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents.  The new manuals include more first aid content making our new babysitters even more prepared.  This is a fun and interactive course that covers such topics as:

  • How to care for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children
  • 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
  • Basic first aid and CPR 
  • 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 résumé, a business card, and what questions to ask before accepting a babysitting job
  • What to pack for a babysitting job (go bag)

The course also includes the following:

  • Red Cross babysitter manual
  • Babysitter checklists and forms for their business
  • Business cards
  • Mini first aid kit
  • Certificate of Completion