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Available online and in person, our babysitter certification classes can help you start your business on the right foot. With training in basic first aid, child behavior, activity planning, and more, they can help you become familiar with important issues in child care, and grow your skills and confidence. Successful completion of our courses results in a two-year certification.
Note: Our babysitter training is not intended as certification for state-licensed child care providers and does not meet all requirements for such certification.
The Red Cross Babysitting Basics class can prepare you for your first babysitting job, or help you develop the skills needed to improve the good work that you already do. With a focus on caring for infants and children, choosing age-appropriate activities, child behavior and more, this Durham babysitter certification class is an excellent way to start, or build, your babysitting business.
Building on what you learned in our Babysitter's Basics class, our Babysitter's Training course can help you provide confident, capable care to infants and kids ages 10 and younger. Throughout the course you'll learn leadership skills, how to develop a babysitting business, get expert advice on keeping yourself and others safe, get tips on how to help children behave, and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. After successfully completing Babysitter Training in Durham you'll receive a printable certificate that you can share with potential employers.
Designed for sitters, au pairs, nannies and care givers ages 16 and older, our Advanced Child Care Training course can help you provide exceptional care to infants and children ages 10 and younger. Available in an online format, or via a blended (online and in-person) course, our Durham babysitter training gives you a range of options to suit your schedule, and your learning style.
In addition to our Durham babysitting training classes, we also offer a wide range of courses that can help you provide care to kids and adults when they need it most. With training in First Aid, CPR and AED usage, you can learn skills that will allow you to help in an emergency.
The American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training, can help prepare you to capably, confidently care for the children in your neighborhood. By delivering comprehensive training for beginning, intermediate, and advanced babysitters, we can help you build your skills and become a babysitter of choice. In fact, 8 out of 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who holds Red Cross babysitter certifications. Browse the Red Cross babysitting classes in Durham and online and start your business on the right foot.