Babysitting Course

Get qualified and start earning money as a babysitter

The Red Cross Babysitting Course will provide the training they need. This Babysitter training course is designed for youth aged 11 to 15. Participants learn how to run a small babysitting business and how to supervise younger siblings or other children in a safe and responsible manner. Aspiring babysitters also learn basic first aid skills.

Course Content:

  • How to find clients and make money babysitting
  • Caring for children of all ages
  • Creating safe environments and preventing accidents
  • Fire safety and prevention
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Good decision making and leadership skills
  • Basic First Aid skills
    • 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

About this course:

  • 7 to 8 Hours in length
  • Taught by facilitator with a first aid and teaching background.

Take Home Materials: Workbook (Babysitter’s Manual) and Course Completion Certificate.

Please Bring the Following: A peanut-free snack, peanut-free lunch, water bottle, a drink, a pen, a doll or stuffed animal for diapering (large enough so a small diaper will fit)

Cost: $65.00 plus tax

Home Alone

Home alone safety for kids (9-12 years old)

Is your child ready to stay home alone? The Home Alone Safety for Kids program helps children and their families get ready for their child’s first steps towards independence and being without adult supervision.

In-class training courses are currently available in Toronto, Regions of Halton, Peel, Hamilton, Niagara, Vaughan, York and Durham. Scroll down to see our complete course listing below. Click on the REGISTER button beside your city for details on location and course fees.

On the day of the in-class course, parents are invited to return for the last fifteen minutes to review what the children have learned in the program. All participants will receive a participant manual and wallet sized certificate card.

This safety program is ideally suited for children aged 9-12 years old. Safety and accident prevention are the common theme throughout the program. The information is relevant and current. Course content includes:

  • Street smarts and bike safety
  • People safety (“Tricky People” and Safe strangers)
  • Online and internet safety
  • Snacking and kitchen safety
  • Home fire safety
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Preventing accidents
  • How to handle emergencies and other situations
  • Basic first aid skills

The unique delivery model of our Home Alone Safety for Kids program reaches children of all learning-types. Innovative digital and traditional gaming techniques provide a fun and positive learning environment. Engaged participants learn valuable life skills to help them make safer choices when on their own.

All participants will receive the Home Alone Safety For Kids manual and wallet-sized certificate of attendance.

Cost: $60.00 plus tax