About the course:
The Babysitting course, refreshed and revised, now has a greater emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete with new science, also provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency.
This course is delivered in partnership with First Aid School, which is part of the ProSafe Training Organization.
What you will learn:
- 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
First Aid Content:
- Check, Call, Care (includes phoning EMS/911)
- Glove removal
- Recovery position
- Conscious choking (adult/child/baby/alone)
- CPR (baby/child), illness, asthma (includes use of inhaler and spacer), anaphylaxis (includes use of EpiPen), poisoning, insect stings, wound care (i.e. minor cuts and scrapes, splinters, nosebleeds, bumps and bruises, life-threatening bleeding, burns), head, neck and back injuries, broken bones, seizures
- 1 day (8 hours)
- Minimum 11 years of age (or completion of Grade 5)
- Maximum 16 years of age
- Certificate of Completion
- $75.00+ GST
The Babysitting Training Course is delivered in partnership with First Aid Hero
In Person Course Dates
To become a certified babysitter in BC, you can take a babysitting course offered by ProSafe Training. Our course covers topics such as child care basics, safety, first aid, and emergency procedures. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate indicating that you have been trained as a babysitter.
In BC, there is no specific license required to babysit. However, it is recommended that babysitters take a certified babysitting course to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to provide safe and responsible care for children.
The age requirements for taking a babysitting course in BC can vary depending on the organization offering the course. For example, the Canadian Red Cross babysitting course given by ProSafe is typically open to children aged 11 to 15.