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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November 2021

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - November 20 @ 4:30 pm
Equilibrium Health, 100 Waverley Rd, ON
Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 1L2 Canada
$67.60 Sold out

Students will learn the fundamentals of babysitting:  first aid skills, safety, behaviour management and caring for children of all ages.  Students between 11-15 can attend.  Students who are 12+ must show proof of vaccination to attend.  Masks must be worn at all times. Class hours are Friday 5:30-9:30pm and Saturday 12:30 to 4:30. Students should bring a doll or teddy bear suitable for diapering to class.    

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Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course

November 28, 2021 @ 9:00 am - January 2, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
COBOURG – Premiere Dance, 726 Ontario St #2
Cobourg, Ontario K9A 5E7 Canada
$67.60 8 tickets left

Students will learn the fundamentals of babysitting:  first aid skills, safety, behaviour management and caring for children of all ages.  Students between 11-15 can attend.  Students who are 12+ must show proof of vaccination to attend.  Masks must be worn at all times. Students should bring a doll or teddy bear suitable for diapering to class.  

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December 2021

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course

December 30 @ 9:00 am
COBOURG – Premiere Dance, 726 Ontario St #2
Cobourg, Ontario K9A 5E7 Canada
$65.00 10 tickets left

Students will learn the fundamentals of babysitting:  first aid skills, safety, behaviour management and caring for children of all ages.  Students between 11-15 can attend.  Students who are 12+ must show proof of vaccination to attend.  Masks must be worn at all times. Students should bring a doll or teddy bear suitable for diapering to class.    

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