Does your teen or tween want to care for younger children? Do they want to earn some extra money?
Due to COVID, this Babysitting and Child Care Course is now online with a live instructor. Whether you live in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax or St. John’s, anyone with a device and internet connection can take this training. Courses are held in Eastern Standard Time.
This Babysitter training course is designed for youth aged 11 – 15. Participants learn how to run a small babysitting business and how to supervise younger siblings or other children in a safe and responsible manner. Aspiring babysitters also learn basic first aid skills. During this period of COVID-19 we have transitioned to virtual or remote learning with a live instructor.
Scroll down to see our complete course listing below. Click on the REGISTER button beside your city for details on location and course fees.
- How to find clients and make money babysitting
- Caring for children of all ages
- Creating safe environments and preventing accidents
- Fire safety and prevention
- What to do in an emergency
- Good decision-making and leadership skills
- Basic First Aid skills
Youth will take home a Babysitter’s Manual and certification card.
NEW! Virtual Sessions
We are now offering Virtual Classes taught through Zoom Meeting technology over five one-hour sessions. Participants will need a device that supports Zoom technology, preferably with audio and video capability and high-speed internet. Virtual classes include a digital copy of the Red Cross Babysitting Manual for the duration of the course. We will mail out a hard-copy of the Red Cross Babysitter’s Manual along with your child’s certificate upon completion of the course.
Virtual Classes Through Zoom Meeting
|Virtual Babysitting Course - Weekends Nov 28, 29, Dec 5, 6 from 12pm-1:30pm (Toronto Time, 4 Sessions)||Virtual Zoom Meeting||
|Virtual Babysitting Course - Weekends Nov 28, 29, Dec 5, 6 from 2pm-3:30pm (Toronto Time, 4 Sessions)||Virtual Zoom Meeting||
|Virtual Babysitting Course - Nov 30-Dec 3 from 6-7:30pm (4 Sessions - Toronto time)||Virtual Zoom Meeting||
|Virtual Babysitting Course - Dec 7-10 from 6-7:30pm (4 Sessions - Toronto time)||Virtual Zoom Meeting||
|Virtual Babysitting Course - Dec 14-17 from 6-7:30pm (4 Sessions - Toronto time)||Virtual Zoom Meeting||
|Virtual Babysitting Course - Winter Break Dec 28-31 from 12pm-1:30pm (4 Sessions - Toronto time)||Virtual Zoom Meeting||
Our Physical Locations for In-class Sessions
We are happy to begin offering in-person training for the Red Cross Babysitter’s course. Strict COVID protocols will be in place to reduce the risk for everyone including smaller class sizes, mandatory face coverings, frequent hand washing and/or sanitizing as well as COVID screening the morning of the class. Full details will be provided by email prior to the course.
|In-Person Babysitters Course - Mississauga - Wednesday, December 30th||The Living Arts Centre - 4141 Living Arts Drive||
|IN PERSON Babysitter's Course - Oakville - Sunday, December 6th||Oak Park Community Centre - 2200 Sawgrass Drive||
Stoney Creek/Hamilton Border
|CANCELLED: In-Person Babysitter's course - Hamilton/Stoney Creek - Sunday Nov 29th||SOS First Aid - 800 Queenston Road||
|In-Person Babysitter's course - Hamilton/Stoney Creek - Tuesday December 22nd||SOS First Aid - 800 Queenston Road||