Red Cross Babysitting Course - Virtual - Canada

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting training includes basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11–15 years old. In this certification course, participants learn how to care for young children and how to prevent and respond to emergencies.  They also learn how to promote themselves safely as a babysitter to prospective parents. This virtual training course takes place in an instructor-led Zoom class. If your child is not yet 11 years old, check out our Home Alone Safety for Kids course for children aged 9-12 years.

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Event Venue Date
Red Cross Babysitting Course – Virtual Classroom – Canada – July 13, 2024 Virtual Classroom
  • July 13, 2024 9:00 am
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Red Cross Babysitting Course – Virtual Classroom – Canada – Aug 24, 2024 Virtual Classroom
  • August 24, 2024 9:00 am
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Red Cross Babysitting Course – Virtual Classroom – Canada – Sept 21, 2024 Virtual Classroom
  • September 21, 2024 9:00 am
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Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Training

Intro to Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Training

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting training offers basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11-15 years old. In this certification course, participants learn how to care for children in a variety of age groups and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course also teaches youth the skills to promote themselves safely as babysitters to prospective families.

Course fee

$60.00+GST per person. The course fee includes:

- a Red Cross Babysitting course book which will be mailed to the participant's home.
- a Red Cross Babysitting certificate (digital) emailed on class completion.

Registration

Click the Register link next to the course date in the course schedule above.

Course Duration and Timing

The class is 7 hours long including several short breaks. All classes are in Pacific Standard Time (PST) and take place on the days and times noted in the schedule table above.

Attendance

Students must check in to their class on time. Classes will start at the time advertised -(Pacific Standard Time). There will be no make-up sessions for missed classes.

Waitlist

If the class you'd like to register your child for is sold out, please contact us and ask to be added to our waitlist and/or register for the next available class.

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Training for Private Groups

To schedule Canadian Red Cross Babysitting training for groups of 12 or more, click here: Private Group Training.

Instructor

To teach a Canadian Red Cross Babysitting class, the instructor must be a certified Canadian Red Cross Youth Leader.

Prerequisite

Participants must be at least 11 years old or have completed Grade 5. The recommended age range for Red Cross Babysitting training is 11-15 years.

Supervision

The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course is delivered in an instructor-led virtual classroom (using Zoom). For virtual classes, the following is required:

An adult must be on-site with the learner. They do not need to be present on-screen but must be available in the space to help if needed.

Learners must have their video and audio on for the duration of the session so the instructor can see if they leave the room or are distracted.

Computer Access

Participants will need access to a computer or tablet with reliable internet access, webcam, speakers, and a microphone. We use the Zoom platform for our virtual classes.

We will email you a link to access the class a few days before the start date. You do not need to register for a Zoom account to participate in the class.

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Training - Course Content

  • How to be responsible and demonstrate leadership
  • How to make good decisions and manage difficult behaviours
  • Information on children’s developmental stages and specific strategies for each stage
  • How to feed, diaper, dress and play with children and babies
  • How to recognize and prevent unsafe situations, make safe choices and promote safe behaviours
  • First aid skills
  • The business of babysitting

Participant Materials

  • We will mail a copy of the Red Cross Babysitter’s book to participants upon registration. Participants can also access the ebook if required. This is useful for those who register close to the class date.
  • Participants are required to have some household items on hand as props during the virtual class. There's no need to buy anything. We will send a list of items and further details in the confirmation email.
  • Participants will receive a Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course completion certificate via email in the week following the class.

Safe + Sound Terms & Conditions

You can find information about certification, transfers and cancellations here:

Safe + Sound Terms & Conditions

Red Cross Babysitting Course Schedule and Registration

Course fee

$70 per person.

Registration

Click the Register link next to the course dates below. Registration will close a week before the class date in order to allow for the Babysitting packages (includes manual, paperwork & supplies) to be mailed to participants.

Course Duration and Timing

All classes are in Pacific Standard Time (PST) and take place on the days and times noted in the schedule table below. The class is 7 hours long including several breaks.

Attendance

Participants must attend all sessions. There will be no make-up sessions for missed classes. Students must check in to their class on time. Classes will start at the time advertised. (Pacific Standard Time)

Waitlist

If the class you'd like to register your child for is sold out, please contact us and ask to be added to our waitlist and/or register for the next available class.

Private Group Training

To schedule private training for groups of 12 or more, click here: Private Group Training.

NOTE: Registration will close a week before the class date in order to allow for the Babysitting packages (includes manual, paperwork & supplies) to be mailed to participants.

Event Venue Date
Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – June 29, 2024 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • June 29, 2024 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – July 5, 2024 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • July 5, 2024 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – July 13, 2024 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • July 13, 2024 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – July 19, 2024 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • July 19, 2024 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – July 27, 2024 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • July 27, 2024 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – Aug 24, 2024 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • August 24, 2024 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – Aug 30, 2024 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • August 30, 2024 8:30 am
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Frequently asked questions about Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Training

For general questions about certifications, payments, etc. See our comprehensive FAQ page.

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