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The Babysitting Course

Everything you need to learn to become a great babysitter!

100% Online. Become an A+ Babysitter

Babysitting is one of the most important jobs you'll ever have! 

The Babysitting Course prepares you to take on this big responsibility, providing you with the skills and knowledge to keep kids safe, happy and healthy while in your care.

This course is designed to keep you engaged as you work your way through each module at your own comfortable pace.

Staying Home Alone for the First Time?
This course is a great option for any child who will be staying home alone and/or looking after a younger sibling.

Take the Babysitting Course!
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Topics include

  • The safe way to find a job
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Preparing for your first job
  • Understanding the different needs of children
  • Awareness and prevention of injuries in and around the home – for all ages
  • Pedestrian and biking safety tips to prevent injuries and keep kids safe
  • Making a 911 call
  • Basic First Aid & CPR - interactive first person video training experience

FAQS

What makes The Babysitting Course different?

As a newly developed online course, The Babysitting Course is interactive and fun! It uses the latest technology with interactive videos that feature real-life scenarios. You’ll answer questions about how you would act in that exact situation!

You’ll also get a printable Babysitting Checklist that you can take to every babysitting job. The course will go through the checklist in each module so you know exactly how to fill it out! There is also a printable Babysitting Handbook that you can refer back to. We’re there with everything you need to be a great babysitter!

The Babysitting Course was also developed by a First Aid Training Provider, and an educator with over 22 years experience. It covers what you’ll need to get started in babysitting, all the way to how to handle emergency situations.

How do I Register myself or someone else for The Babysitting Course?

Registering for The Babysitting Course is fast, easy & secure!

  • Click here and select ‘Buy Now’ to head to Checkout
  • Create a Learner Account
  • Enter the first and last name that will be shown on the Certificate
  • Enter your Email Address and create a safe password (* Parents/Guardians, if you put in your email address here the babysitter-to-be can always change it later in the My Profile tab.)
  • Continue with Checkout and select Purchase for Myself
  • The program will open and you click begin to start The Babysitting Course! OR send the account details to the Learner so they can login and start The Babysitting Course!

How old do I need to be to babysit in Canada?

In most of the provinces and territories, there is no minimum legal age to become a babysitter. The Babysitting Course is recommended for pre-teens and teenagers from ages 12-16. Manitoba: you must be 12+ years to stay home alone or to be a babysitter. New Brunswick: you must be 12+ years to stay home alone or to be a babysitter. One thing to keep in mind is how confident and prepared you feel, regardless of how old you are, and that is where The Babysitting Course comes in!

How long is The Babysitting Course?

The Babysitting Course takes approximately 5 hours to complete. We recommend slowing down and paying attention. You only have to take it once, so why not learn everything you can to be a great babysitter?

Can I stop and restart the course?

Yes! This online babysitting course includes 6 modules and you can take a break at any time. All you have to do is log back in and you can restart at the last lesson.

Can I use my phone to take the course?

While the course is designed for mobile there are certain interactive features that are better experienced on a tablet, laptop or desktop.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes! Every course completion includes a Digital Badge and Certificate. Your Certificate will be emailed to the email address on the account. You can also login to your account at any time and go to My Certifications.

Does the Certificate expire?

No, the Certificate for The Babysitting Course does not expire. You can always go back into the course if you feel you need a refresher on any of the topics!

What forms of payment do you accept and in what currency?

The Babysitting Course is priced in Canadian Dollars and we accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. If you would like to arrange for alternate payment methods please send us an email at info@thebabysittingcourse.ca

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