The 'Basics for Babysitting' course is a 6.5 hour training program for students ages 12 and over. This program was designed to instill confidence in students, new to babysitting, by providing comprehensive instruction around topics such as:
• Characteristics of a good babysitter
• Rights and Responsibilities of Employer and Employee
• Understanding and caring for infants/toddlers/pre-school
and school-age children
• Accident prevention
• Dealing with illness and other problems
• Basic First Aid procedures
Last year alone, our Centre provided training to over 1,200 students. Youth who graduate from the 'Basics for Babysitters' program are more confident, better prepared, and more fully understand the responsibilities involved in childcare.
We offer a special group rate for schools and community groups that book a Babysitting workshop with us. Simply choose your course date and call us to book it! A volunteer from your community could be trained to run the course. Or if you prefer, we can provide a program facilitator for an additional fee. We offer training free of charge to volunteers who wish to lead the Basics for Babysitters course within your school or community. For only $30.00 per student, each participant will receive a Student Manual, test and certificate. As well your school will have complimentary use of our Babysitting Workshop Resource Kit and Instructional Videos.
For more information on holding a babysitting workshop or other programs, please contact our office at 284-9311.