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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Please note: Courses held at Clarington Public Library must be booked directly with the library. Please contact Clarington Library at (905)623-7322 x 2712 or visit them online to register. Courses held at Premiere Dance in Cobourg and Cobourg Public Library are booked through React Right.

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May 2022

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Northumberland Builders Association, 21 King St W Unit 3
Cobourg, Ontario K9A 2M1 Canada
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$76.95 Sold out

Students ages 11-15 are invited to participate in the Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course.  Youth will learn everything they need to know to start their own babysitting business, including:  how to care for children of all ages, managing behaviour, first aid emergencies and how to safely find jobs.  Students will receive the Canadian Red Cross First Aid manual.  Youth will need to bring a peanut free lunch and a doll or teddy bear that is suitable to practice diapering on.

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