Baby & Child first aid workshop   Babysitter's Course    Child Care First Aid Course

As parents of young children, has your favourite babysitter taken a Babysitter’s course?

For many young adolescents, babysitting is their first job, and Vital CPR can help them become real "pros"! The Babysitting course will help them keep the children safe and sound by learning:

  • Important child care skills
  • Safety tips for children of all ages
  • How to cope with common problems, like tantrums and crying
  • What to do if anything makes the babysitter uncomfortable
  • Some great games and other ideas for having fun with the kids while babysitting
  • How to make the children's environment safe and enjoyable
  • What are the respective rights and responsibilities of the babysitter and the family hiring one

What to do in case of an emergency?

Emergencies sometimes do happen, even to the best babysitters. The Babysitting course teaches how to handle emergencies with confidence by providing the basic first aid skills for such common problems as:

  • Choking
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Burns
  • Fire emergency
  • And more!

If you love children and you would like to baby sit, or already do, or if you know someone who might need babysitting training, the Babysitting Course is only 8 hours long and is also offered as a group course.

The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course is sponsored by Zellers.  Participants receive the Babysitter’s Manual that’s theirs to use during the course and to take with them on babysitting jobs. The manual has checklists, activities and game ideas, a sample resume, business cards and as a bonus, Zellers coupons totalling $16 off products just for teens.

Requirements: Each child is encouraged to bring a doll, or a stuffed animal without a tail.  These will be used as aids in teaching the fine art of changing a diaper.  Participants must be 11 years of age and older.

This course is not offered as a regularly scheduled public course, but is available to private groups.  The course is ideal for a group of friends, community group, or school group.  We recommend having a group of at least 8 participants, but there is no minimum requirement.  Pricing is dependent on your group size. 

Please contact us for more information.