• Babysitting Training in South Carolina

    At the Red Cross, we know how important it is for parents to find quality child care that they can count on. That's why we offer babysitting classes in South Carolina for tweens and teens who want to work for the families in their neighborhood. With world-class instruction on everything from child behavior and choosing appropriate activities, to handling emergencies, safety, feeding, and more, we can help you become a capable, confident, trusted babysitter. Find the class that's right for you, as well as a range of complementary courses, like CPR and first aid, that can help you further your skills.

    Babysitting requires the skills of someone who's responsible, mindful, and understands how to take care of children. And unless you know your babysitter very well, odds are good that gauging these traits won't be easy from a simple interview or two. That's why it's important to look for someone who has gone through formal babysitting training in South Carolina. This way, you can review the course provider's syllabus, talk to your prospective babysitter about any safety, emergency, or first aid/CPR/AED skills, and understand their level of commitment. Of course, holding a babysitting certification isn't a guarantee that a candidate is the right fit for the job, but it does show that he or she takes the job seriously.

    Red Cross babysitting classes in South Carolina are available to participants of all ages. For those who are 11 and older, we recommend starting with our Babysitting Basics class, which covers a wide range of topics, including basic childcare, what to do in an emergency, choosing age-appropriate activities, starting a babysitting business, and more. In our Babysitter's Training course, we'll take your skills to the next level with more in-depth information on caring for the children in your neighborhood. Some topics addressed include leadership skills, safety, child behavior, and first aid.

    At the Red Cross, we offer babysitting classes in South Carolina for people of all ages. In fact, our Advanced Child Care Training course can be especially helpful for new parents, and even grandparents, aunts and uncles who will be helping to take care of their youngest family members. With information on feeding and holding, child behavior, safety, and more, they can be a wonderful refresher for anyone who hasn't cared for a child recently – or a great introduction to child care if you've never been around children. Plus, with the skills and confidence needed to provide care, you can help support your family and friends in a whole new way.

    If, after completing one of our South Carolina babysitting certification courses, your child decided to further his or her education by taking a first aid/CPR/AED class, maintaining those skills is critical. We also make the complete Babysitter's Training Handbook available online, so your young babysitter can review any information at any time. It's a simple, easy way to make sure that your son or daughter stays prepared the responsibilities associated with babysitting.

    After completing our babysitting classes in South Carolina, your certification will be valid for two years. But rather than keeping a copy of your certificate to show to prospective employers, you can simply give them a link or QR code that they can use to access your credentials. It's fast, simple, and paperless. Find the class that's right for you, and start earning the certifications you need.