Babysitting first aidBabysitting

Basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11–15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. Course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents.

Schedule and Registration

Start Date End Date Venue Start Time End Time Selection
February 9, 2018 February 9, 2018 Coquitlam 9:00 am 5:00 pm Register
February 23, 2018 February 23, 2018 Coquitlam 9:00 am 5:00 pm Register
March 20, 2018 March 20, 2018 Coquitlam 9:00 am 5:00 pm Register

Client Testimonials

“Hi Gill, This is a belated thank you to you and the course instructor for giving my daughter, Cassidy, the certificate in her babysitting course last month! When I picked her up from the course she said “This was the best day of my life!” and told me all the excellent information she received from the instructor and the thoughtful compliments she was given. She was thrilled and proud to receive the certificate, manual and safety kit which she carries in her backpack to school each day. She is very excited to begin her babysitting career next year!”

Laura Brock “This was the best day of my life!”

20170725 - Babysitting Course Coquitlam course - Carly and family“I was so excited to learn that my oldest and my niece would be taking part in a program under the same lovely Gill. My daughter really enjoyed participating in this yesterday and my youngest is already talking about next year. Thanks for making this experience a good one.”

Carly Borkowsky (July 2017)Red Cross Babysitting student brings own kids back to a Safe + Sound Babysitting class 17 years later!

Hi, I wanted to send a quick thank you for the amazing experience my daughter Nadia had last week at your Babysitting First Aid course.

Nadia came home so excited, and so enthused to share what she had learned from Olivia, the course instructor. I was so proud, and it was quite nostalgic for me, as an Emergency Physician, to remember my own first First Aid course around that age, and later getting involved in teaching it through lifeguarding, Red Cross, etc. Thank you for offering such a great day to the kids and lighting another little fire.

Adam Lund, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC (Emergency)Royal Columbian & Eagle Ridge Hospitals Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UBC Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, UBC

Babysitting Course Topics

  • Basic skills to care for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children
  • How to care for himself/herself and siblings when home alone
  • 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, burns, fire
  • 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 resume and a business card, and asking the right questions before accepting a babysitting job.

Babysitting first aid manual

Course location:

We run the Red Cross Babysitting program at our venue near Coquitlam Centre Mall and Skytrain. Classes are scheduled on Coquitlam School District (SD43) Pro-D days, providing a fun, educational opportunity for children in the Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra area while parents are at work. Classes are also offered during Spring Break and summer vacation.

Private Group Training:

If you have a group of 11-15 year old children who would like to take this training, you can host a Red Cross Babysitting  program in the convenience of your own venue. This option is very popular with Girl Guides, church and home school groups as well as families.

For adult babysitters we recommend taking either the Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR program or our Baby and Child CPR/Safety workshop.

Register for a Babysitting course online or contact us to schedule your private Babysitting course.

Course Details

Cost$70.00 + tax
Duration8 Hours (including breaks)
Materials providedRed Cross Babysitting book, certificate & mini first aid kit.
Recommended age11 years to 15 years old

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