Red Cross - Babysitting

Course is conducted 100% in class with an instructor while maintaining all safety requirements and social distancing requirements.

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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.

Candidates must bring: Peanut free snacks and lunch, small soft doll or teddy bear, indoor shoes, and pen/paper.


The following items are covered in this Red Cross - Babysitting class:

  • Canadian Red Cross
  • How to be responsible and demonstrate leadership
  • How to make good decisions and manage difficult behaviours
  • Information on children's development stages and specific strategies for each
  • 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


7 hours


The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • Must be a minimum of 11 Years of Age or completion of Grade 5
  • This course is not for candidates wishing to open a dayhome or childcare. Please refer to the Standard Childcare First Aid program.


This course is designed for responsible adolescents of 11 years and up who want to become a babysitter or may already be one. Red Cross Babysitter courses covers the responsibilities of a babysitter, safety tips for children of all ages, feeding and diapering babies, basic child care skills, and what to do in case of an emergency. Basic first-aid is also covered with rescue-breathing, choking, cuts, burn, etc. Each student will receive a Red Cross babysitter's manual, and a Red Cross Babysitter's completion card.

hdgCertifications Earned

Upon successful completion of this program you will have earned the following tickets:

  • Canadian Red Cross Babysitters Certificate

hdgAdditional Information

Course is taught by a Red Cross Youth Leader

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