• Babysitting Classes in Madison

    Become a capable, confident babysitter that families want to hire. When you enroll in one of our Madison 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.

    If you're bringing a new baby home and also have older children, you can enroll your eldest kids in one of our online or in-person babysitting classes in Madison and give them the skills and confidence needed to help with their young brother or sister. This way, all members of the family can participate in the care of the new baby – bonding with him or her in their own way, and helping to give their parents time to care for themselves and the entire family.

    At the Red Cross, we offer several babysitting classes in Madison 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 Madison 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.

    In addition to offering babysitting classes in Madison, the Red Cross also offers first aid/CPR/AED classes that can help you learn how to provide care for infants, children and adults. By augmenting your babysitting certification with a two-year certification in first aid/CPR/AED, you can show the families you work for that you're committed to providing their children with quality babysitting care, and that you're prepared to help them if ever they're injured or become ill. This can not only provide families with added peace of mind, but with the skills you'll gain through our first aid/CPR/AED class, you can also command a higher hourly rate. For more information on all of our classes, check our newest course schedule.

    Even after completing your BLS certification in Madison, we'll be here to help you maintain your skills. After all, if you don't use or practice them regularly, they're easy to lose.