• Babysitting Classes in Knoxville

    Become a capable, confident babysitter that families want to hire. When you enroll in one of our Knoxville babysitting classes, you'll learn from the experts how to provide care to the kids in your neighborhood. From choosing age-appropriate activities, to keeping kids safe, handling a range of behaviors to building your babysitting business, our courses can help you become an in-demand sitter who can handle virtually any situation.

    When you take part in our Knoxville babysitting certification courses, you can gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to provide quality care to the kids in your neighborhood. With our comprehensive online, and in-person courses, which deliver science-based information, you'll learn everything you need to gain the trust of the families you work with and start your own babysitting business, including providing basic care, like holding and feeding, choosing age-appropriate activities, recognizing and managing certain behaviors, marketing your business, and more. For information on all of the classes available in your area, check our newest course schedule.

    At the Red Cross, we offer several babysitting classes in Knoxville for tweens and teens. Throughout these courses, you'll learn how to provide care for infants and children, ensure that you and your young charges are safe, learn what to do in an emergency, how to choose age-appropriate activities, how to recognize and manage a range of behaviors, and how to start – and grow – your own babysitting business. In addition, you'll have the option to complete one of our first aid/CPR/AED courses, which can help you become an even greater asset to the families you work with. To find an online or in-person babysitting training session in your area, check our newest course schedule.

    Advanced Childcare Training from the American Red Cross is designed for older teens and adults who provide babysitting services for their own family members or families in their neighborhood. Available online, this Knoxville babysitting training course provides participants with information on basic care, like feeding and holding, as well as child behavior, safety, discipline, and leadership. Activities and videos help reinforce learnings so that participants get the most possible from the course. Check our newest class schedule to enroll.

    Note: The Red Cross Babysitting Program, including this course, is not intended as certification for state-licensed childcare providers and does not meet all state requirements for such certification.

    At the Red Cross, we'll be here for you long after your Knoxville babysitting classes have ended. With online access to the Babysitters Training Handbook, you can review course information any time you need to refresh your memory on the skills and information covered in class. And if you choose to take a first aid/CPR/AED certification course, you can use our online refresher materials to keep your skills sharp and your memory fresh – and stay prepared to provide quality care when it's needed most.

    All of our babysitting classes in Knoxville offer you the opportunity to earn a two-year certification that you can use to set yourself apart from other babysitters in your neighborhood. Once awarded, all of your certifications are accessible online, via a unique URL and QR code that you can provide to your employers. This way, you won't have to print up your certificates for every family you babysit for. It's free, convenient and paperless – and can help you stay organized.