Help your child build valuable skills for a lifetime

As a trained babysitter, your child will learn:

  • 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, or burns
  • 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 resumé and a business card, and asking the right questions before accepting a babysitting job

Course Features:

  • Developed for youth 11 to 15 years of age
  • Can be completed in one day or in sections over several days/weeks
  • Focuses on five main areas: child caregiving, first aid, injury prevention, leadership, and business skills
  • Youth learn through interactive, fun activities, and problem-solving scenarios and practice
  • Participants receive the Canadian Red Cross Babysitter’s Manual, which includes key information on caring for kids of different ages, as well as an emergency contact form, sample resumés, business cards, glossary, and more
  • Participants receive a wallet card that confirms they have completed the course
  • Students MUST bring a doll or teddy bear to class

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“Home Alone” is a 4 hour safety course geared towards preparing children to stay at home on their own for short periods of time after school. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult and it is necessary that there be an adult available to help in an emergency.

The content of the course helps students to understand how to prevent and handle problems and keep themselves constructively occupied.

Course Features:

  • Safety audit of the home
  • Handling phone calls and visitors
  • Key Safety – making a key chain is included
  • Walking home
  • What to do when at home
  • Television, internet and phone use
  • Handling Emergencies
  • Parent not getting home
  • Storms
  • Fire
  • Basic First Aid
  • Electrical safety
  • Preparing healthy snacks – students will prepare a nutritious snack
  • Students will make a keychain to take home & will prepare a healthy snack

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