Babysitting Classes in Portland
As the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training, the American Red Cross can help you become a capable, confident babysitter that families love. With convenient classes developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, our Portland babysitting classes deliver the latest information and best practices to help you succeed. Plus, with the option to become certified in first aid, CPR and AED usage you can gain even more skills and build your resume.
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 Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland babysitter training gives you a range of options to suit your schedule, and your learning style.
In-person babysitting training in Portland is available throughout the year. Delivered by best-in-class instructors, our in-person courses can help you become a reliable, confident, and compassionate babysitter. Classes include the latest information on child care, techniques for managing behavior, tips for choosing activities, and more. In addition, instructors offer plenty of time for questions, so you can get the most out of your time in class.
Some of our Portland babysitting classes are available online, which means that you can sign up anytime and begin your classes immediately, or take your classes as your schedule permits. In these classes, all information is developed by experts in the industry and delivered in a simple-to-use format. Once you've successfully completed your class, you'll get a printable certificate that you can show to potential employers.
After successfully completing your Portland babysitting classes, you'll receive a printable certificate that you can use to build your portfolio and share with potential employers. In addition, it and all of your other Red Cross certificates, will be available online. This gives you the power to access and print your certificate anytime, anywhere. And because each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code, employers can easily use a standard QR reader on their favorite smart device to confirm whether your certificate is valid.
As the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training, the Red Cross can prepare you to provide the quality care that parents want for their children. In fact, 8 out of 10 parents surveyed said they would pay more for the services of a trained, Red Cross-certified babysitter. In order to receive the certification that families look for in a sitter, you must successfully complete our online or in-person Portland babysitting classes. With three levels of training available, as well as a range of courses that can complement your skills, the Red Cross can help you become a capable, confident, and popular babysitter.