Red Cross Babysitting Training

Safety, 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. The course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents.

Virtual Babysitting  is for 11-15 year olds

Home Alone Online is for  9-13 year olds

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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – Feb 3, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • February 3, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – Feb 11, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • February 11, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – Feb 24, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • February 24, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended - Mar 4, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • March 4, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended - Mar 10, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • March 10, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended - Mar 18, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • March 18, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended - Mar 24, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • March 24, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – Apr 1, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • April 1, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – Apr 14, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • April 14, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – Apr 22, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • April 22, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – Apr 28, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • April 28, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – May 6, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • May 6, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – May 12, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • May 12, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – May 26, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • May 26, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – Jun 3, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • June 3, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – Jun 9, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • June 9, 2023 8:30 am
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Emergency First Aid & CPR C Blended – Jun 23, 2023 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC
  • June 23, 2023 8:30 am
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Babysitter Fact Sheet

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

Duration

7 hours in-class

Instructor

Canadian Red Cross Youth Leader

Prerequisite

Minimum 11 years of age (or completion of Grade 5). Age range is 11-15 years.

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

  • Babysitter’s Manual (from the Canadian Red Cross)
  • Completion certificate

Schedule and Registration

We've switched from in-person to virtual Babysitting classes hosted on Zoom. Certified Canadian Red Cross Youth Leaders provide a fun, interactive training environment where participants learn alongside their peers in a virtual classroom.

Registration:
Virtual Babysitting classes for 11-15 year olds   Register here

We also offer:
Online Home Alone Classes for 9-13 year olds

Frequently asked questions about Babysitting training

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

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