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.
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.
We run the Red Cross Babysitting first aid program at our venue near Coquitlam Centre Mall. 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.
You can also host the 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.
Upcoming Babysitting Course Dates:
Please download our April 15 2016 District Wide Pro-D Day Babysitting course flyer and if you can post it on your school notice board we’d really appreciate it! Please ask for permission first
Please register via links in the table below or call 604-945-7277 during office hours.
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.
|Cost||$70.00 + tax|
|Duration||8 Hours (including breaks)|
|Materials provided||Red Cross Babysitting book, wallet certificate & mini first aid kit.|
|Recommended age||11 years to 15 years old|
Please review our cancellation policy.
Schedule and Registration
|Start Date||End Date||Venue||Start Time||End Time||Selection|
|July 5, 2016||July 5, 2016||Coquitlam||9:00 am||5:00 pm||Register|
|July 20, 2016||July 20, 2016||Coquitlam||9:00 am||5:00 pm||Register|
|August 31, 2016||August 31, 2016||Coquitlam||9:00 am||5:00 pm||Register|
|September 23, 2016||September 23, 2016||Coquitlam||9:00 am||5:00 pm||Register|
|October 21, 2016||October 21, 2016||Coquitlam||9:00 am||5:00 pm||Register|