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Babysitting Certification

Designed specifically for youth ages 11 and older, our in-person Babysitting Training Program is a comprehensive and engaging course that aims to mold responsible and skilled babysitters. This course is not just a training program; it's an adventure into the world of babysitting, combining hands-on practice with interactive learning.

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Essential Life Skills and Practical Knowledge

  • Beyond Babysitting: The skills learned in our babysitting training go far beyond child care. Teens gain essential life skills such as basic first aid, emergency response, and effective communication. These abilities are invaluable in many situations, from everyday life to future employment opportunities.

  • Caring for Others: Teens learn how to responsibly care for younger children, which helps in developing empathy, patience, and nurturing abilities. These skills are beneficial not only in their role as babysitters but also in personal relationships and future parental roles.

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Personal Growth and Confidence Building

  • Independence and Responsibility: Babysitting is often a teen's first step towards independence and financial responsibility. Managing their own babysitting jobs teaches them the value of hard work, responsibility, and time management.

  • Boosting Self-Esteem: Successfully handling babysitting duties, from entertaining children to dealing with unexpected situations, significantly boosts a teen's confidence. This newfound self-assurance can translate into other areas of their life, including academics and social interactions.

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Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Professional Development

  • Business Basics in Babysitting: In our program, teens are introduced to the essentials of managing a small babysitting endeavor. They'll learn how to effectively market their babysitting services, set appropriate rates, and handle basic financial tasks. These skills are an excellent introduction to basic entrepreneurship, offering a practical understanding of how to manage and grow a personal project or business.

Steps to getting trained

8 teens are needed to create a training session.

Determine 3 dates that would work best for your group. Training is approximitly 4 hours.

Private Q&A Session, confirm the date, time & number of teens.

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Determine 3 dates that would work best for your group. Training is approximitly 4 hours.

Why we partnered with American Red Cross

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The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training – and will prepare you to become one of the most capable, trusted and in-demand sitters in your neighborhood. In fact, 8 in 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who holds Red Cross babysitting certifications. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter. You can also opt to get certified in First Aid and CPR/AED, and add even more value to your clients. 

Available as a complement to the Red Cross Babysitting Basics class are our First Aid training and CPR/AED certification courses. These classes allow you to gain the skills needed to provide first aid care, administer CPR, and use an AED correctly. Successful completion of these courses gives you a two-year certification and access to refresher materials – so you can test your skills and refresh your memory at any time during your certification period.


Babysitting Certification

  • Babysitter's Training Handbook and Babysitter's Training Emergency Reference Guide
  • Red Cross Digital Babysitting Certificate
  • Groups of 8-12
  • 4 hours of training
  • $65

Babysitting & CPR & First Aid Certification

  • Babysitter's Training Handbook and Babysitter's Training Emergency Reference Guide
  • Red Cross Digital Babysitting Certificate
  • Groups of 8-12
  • Red Cross CPR & First Aid Certificate
  • 6 hours of training
  • $100

Emily, Age 14:

"I never knew how much I could learn from a babysitting course until I joined this one! Not only do I feel confident taking care of kids now, but I also learned how to handle different situations with ease. The hands-on activities were my favorite part – they were so fun and really helpful. I've already started babysitting in my neighborhood, and the parents are impressed with my skills!"

Olivia, Age 15:

"This babysitting training was awesome! I learned a lot about caring for kids and what to do in emergencies, which was really important to me. The instructors were knowledgeable and made learning fun. Plus, I got some great tips on how to start my own babysitting business. I feel like I'm not just a babysitter, but a professional now!"

Sara, Age 15:

"I was nervous about babysitting at first, but this program changed that. The lessons on child behavior and safety were eye-opening. I loved how interactive the course was – it really helped me understand and remember the information. Now, I'm more confident and excited to babysit. My neighbors have already asked me to babysit their two kids next weekend!"

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