Babysitters Training Course Questions

Babysitters Training Course- Topics and Content

The cost for the Babysitters Training Course is $53.10 plus HST ($60.00)

This course has been updated to support the mature crowd (10-14 years of age) and builds on the key points of our Home Alone & Stranger Safety course. The learning objectives of this course all speak to keeping others safe while in your care and control. There is an emphasis on self discovery and group learning, and the content includes; job readiness and getting your first job, differences between age groups and specific care for each, safe food preparation, how to handle temper tantrums and other challenges, safe and fun ideas for keeping busy, fire safety, next level first aid and rescue breathing. Whether it's to build on your Home Alone skill set, help with a sibling, prepare for a sitting opportunity or increase your babysitting knowledge base- this is the course for you!

Both courses are instructor led, supported with a detailed handbook and include much discussion, examples, activities and role plays for our students to get comfortable learning and experiencing the material. This is a valuable learning experience, not just a boring day in a classroom! Check out our FEEDBACK section for what our participants have said about their experience!

Do boys register for your course?

Yes! Many of our students are male. A typical course will include anywhere from 1/3-1/2 male participants.

I cannot find a doll to bring for the day. Can I bring a teddy bear?

Yes, you can bring any doll, teddy or other toy. You should try to find one that is similar to the size of an infant or baby.

Am I old enough to babysit?

You are never too young to start practicing! This course will help prepare you for babysitting but it does not mean that you are "ready". All potential babysitters, regardless of their age, should have practice at home or with a family friend, neighbour or relative to gain experience. Babysitting is a serious job and you need to be experienced, mature and of legal age before you can be a GREAT babysitter. A section of the Kid Sitters Canada Babysitters Training course is dedicated to showing you ways to gain experience. The legal age to babysit is outlined by your region's Child and Family Services (Children's Aid Society). We encourage you to contact your local agency to find out the specific rules for your region.

Parent Resources

Here are some excellent website links that may assist you with answering more of your Babysitter questions:

  1. Guidelines for the supervision of children - an excellent resource
  2. Toronto CAS Guidelines

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