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Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course

The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course offers basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11-15 years old.

Participants learn how to provide care to children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies.

The course also offers youth the skills to promote themselves as babysitters to prospective families.


7-8 hours


Red Cross Youth Leader


Minimum 11 years of age
(or completion of
Grade 5)


  • 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


Babysitter’s Manual

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Course Completion Certificate