Babysitter’s Course

Course Overview
Price: $67.80 (price includes HST)
Evaluation: Written/practical
Program Length: 7 hours for full certification course


Course information

Does your teen or tween enjoy being with children?

Do they want to earn some extra money?

Our Red Cross Babysitting Course not only prepares them to work with and care for children, but also teaches them basic first aid and business skills they can build on in the future.

This babysitting training course is designed for youth aged 11 – 14. Participants learn how to run a small babysitting business and supervise younger siblings or other children in a safe and responsible manner.

As a Canadian Red Cross Training Partner and Affiliate of the Lifesaving Society, our instructors are fully qualified to teach our babysitting training classes.

Our babysitting training will teach students:

  • 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

Take our babysitting course at one of our convenient training locations in Southern Ontario, or ask us to hold a private course for your group of 10 or more.

Your child will take home the Red Cross Babysitting Manual and Certification Card, increasing their chances of finding babysitting work.

Course Standards
  • Taught by qualified instructors with a First Aid background
  • 7  hours in length (one day or flexible scheduling options)
  • Course can be taught as standalone or with an infant/child CPR component
What You Will Learn
  • How to care for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children
  • Strategies to create a safe and positive environment and prevent injuries
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills to handle emergencies and give First Aid
  • Age-appropriate activities and games
  • Communication and basic business skills
Take-home Materials
  • Red Cross Babysitting Manual
  • Certification Card
This Course is for
  • Youth aged 11 – 14 who want to start babysitting 
If you’re child is ready to start babysitting, register for a course near you today!

Customer Testimonials

  • Hi Velma,

    I really wanted to write you to thank you for all your patience coordinating everything with me. Secondly, I wanted to write you about Allison. We absolutely loved and appreciated her teaching. I have taken numerous first aid courses in the past and none of them have ever come close to what she delivered today. You have a truly excellent instructor that made the content funny, personal and extremely practical. I thanked her personally after class, but I wanted to make sure that you knew how pleased we were as well. Different individuals in the class kept coming up to me afterwards and telling me that they’ve never been taught first aid with such a phenomenal instructor. In the future, when we need any certification, I will most definitely be bringing you our business!

    Thank you!

    Sharon Johnston

  • “SOS First Aid provided Kronos with First Aid and CPR training to our Joint Health and Safety Committee and a few interested employees. Velma was engaging and made what could have been dry material, interesting and informative. Everyone who took the course scored very well on the final exam and I attribute that to Velma’s instruction and engaging delivery of the material. Velma is friendly and very current in the area of health and safety. I would definitely hire her again in future.”

    Jennifer Rea, Canadian Operations Manager, Kronos Inc.

  • “…..we appreciated SOS’ professionalism and training knowledge. Velma is very orgainzed/punctual/trustworth and is an interesting instructor that keeps you engaged in the topic.  Their classes are always fun to attend!”

    Angela Quaranta, Regional Bootcamp Manager, Bootcamp Ontario

  • “It was a pleasure having SOS First Aid provide First Aid training with the staff, they gave very positive feedback. Velma was professional in her approach and everyone was well trained by the end of the day. We will use SOS’  services again for the next round of First Aid training”

    Sue Furlong, Company Trainer/ISO Co-ordinater, Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd

  • “….. Your sessions are always professional yet friendly and I will continue to refer you to friends and colleagues any chance I get.  I look forward to booking my 3rd session with you in December with a group of my Personal Trainers.”

    Thanks again for being available when we need you.  You are a “life-saver!”

    Stacey Zita, PTS, Motivation Fitness, Oakville, Ontario