Duration: 7 to 8 hours. Flexible scheduling options. Also available in virtual, instructor-led delivery format

A young babysitter applies a bandage to a little boys knee, using a First aid Kit from her backpack.

The Babysitting course, refreshed and revised, now has a greater emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete with new science, also provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency.


Youth Leader


Ages 11 to 15*

Course Content

  • First Aid Content:
    • Check, Call, Care (includes phoning EMS/911), glove removal, recovery position, conscious choking (adult/child/baby/alone), CPR (baby/child), illness, asthma (includes use of inhaler and spacer), anaphylaxis (includes use of EpiPen), poisoning, insect stings, wound care (i.e. minor cuts and scrapes, splinters, nosebleeds, bumps and bruises, life-threatening bleeding, burns), head, neck and back injuries, broken bones, seizures
  • Reference text with imbedded critical thinking activities that will reinforce content

Take-Home Materials

Babysitter’s Manual

Additional Resources for Babysitting

Printable version – Babysitting Course

* Please check with provincial regulations.