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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. CNS offers this course at a variety of locations across the province for both individual and group registrations. We can even deliver training at your school or organization! Contact us to discuss special group pricing.

Course Content:

  • 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 recognize and prevent unsafe situations, make safe choices and promote safe behaviours
  • How to feed, diaper, dress, and play with children and babies
  • First aid skills
  • The business of babysitting

Course Duration: 

7-8 hours, with flexible scheduling options for group bookings


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

Cost*: $60 +tax

*Methods of payment include credit card, cash and cheque. Special group pricing available.

Instructor: Red Cross Youth Leader (criminal record check inc. vulnerable sector search approved)

Take-home Materials:

  • Babysitter’s Manual
  • Completion Certificate

Course Dates and Locations:



For more information and how to register:

Please email or call us at 902 480 2116

Download Babysitting Leaflet

Customized Training for Groups: We can design and facilitate training specific to your organization’s needs when and where you need it. Are there certain characteristics of your company or industry that employees should be prepared for? We will work with you to develop custom curriculum to suit your precise requirements. We can deliver the training at your work site or host it at a variety of locations across the province. Contact us to discuss special group pricing.