Babysitters Training

Class ID 05410855

To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. The recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old. Please Note* Bring a snack and lunch to class. Thank you.

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Cancellation Policy
The last day to drop without penalty is 03/02/2018. The following charges are applied after that date:
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Charge amount if paid in full:
  • 03/03/2018 - 03/09/2018
  • 10.0%
  • $8.90
  • 03/10/2018 - 03/14/2018
  • 25.0%
  • $22.25
  • 03/15/2018 - 03/16/2018
  • 50.0%
  • $44.50
  • 03/17/2018 - 03/17/2018
  • 100.0%
  • $89.00
Date + Time
Saturday, MAR 17
09:00AM - 04:30PM
American Red Cross
Class Setting classroom
Class Setting: classroom

Local classes held at convenient locations and times Participate in hands-on training Provides full certification Learn from experienced instructors

Class Description
To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. The recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old. Please Note* Bring a snack and lunch to class. Thank you.
Class Setting



Local classes held at convenient locations and times which allow you to participate in hands-on training. You will learn from experienced instructors and receive full certification.

Certifications + CEUs


Red Cross courses offer Digital Certification, an online version of a Red Cross certificate, which provides anytime, anywhere access to student training history and course certificates. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account. Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid. There is no need to carry your printed certificate around anymore!


The American Red Cross has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The following courses and presentations qualify for CEUs under IACET guidelines:

Course: Contact Hours: CEUs Awarded:
Babysitters Training Instructor 9.5 1.0
Babysitter's Training Instructor Re-entry/Crossover 4.5 0.5

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Babysitters Training is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Babysitting Iam so pleased on what i've learned from the American red cross to become the best babysitter i can possible be.The teacher was great so as the other children in the class.I am so glad i went here and now i cant wait to start babysitting.Thanks so much!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good class; learned a lot about caring for infants This was a really good class for many reasons 1) instructor was a good teacher and easy to understand 2) there was interactive activities in the class that made things easier to understand and learn instead of just watching a video or reading how to do it 3) the things I was afraid of doing such as picking up an infant (I was afraid I would drop it or pick it up in an uncomfortable position or not support its head) I can now do with confidence and ease 4) before this class I could care for older children but now I can care for infants as well 5) a lot of first aid was taught so now if there is an emergency I can stay calm and know what to do 6) you were sent home with A) a mini textbook that we used in the class B) a CD ROM that has additional features and C) a large pamphlet that tells you what to do for many many different types of emergencies that you can easily take to a babysitting job just in case
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great class for any pre-teen! This course was great and provided our child with a wealth of knowledge that she can use personally and not just when babysitting.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of a day My daughter's Girl Scout troop spent seven hours sitting, with only a ten-minute break the entire day. The learning was passive, and as my daughter says, they could have read the book, answered the questions, and been done in a couple of hours.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible experience! Instructor worked all the way through lunch = 7 hours of sitting and lecture for 11 year olds. Teacher also let students out an hour earlier than published time, which created quite a stressful pick up situation for parents. REALLY disappointed in this class.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall, very educational! I learned so much in this class and had fun as well. All areas are covered, from caring for a baby to spotting hazards around the house to saving a child from choking. I also appreciate that we have more reading material from this class to reference later on and learn even more. My only complaint is that at certain times, watching the videos was a little boring and I would have like for more people to be in the class, but those are small details and don't really affect my experience.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Course! I was excited to take this course and I was greeted by a energetic teacher. I learned valuable information but as the course went on it got very laggy and I got tired.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Thorough The course was very thorough; it covered medical issues, tackling behavior problems, kids' development, and the business aspect of babysitting.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what we expected My daughter took the training class, which was not cheap ($89) and took all day on a Sunday. She learned some basic skills (how to hold a baby, change a diaper, etc.) which were mostly common sense. When she came home and told me that I had to sign her up for CPR certification separately and pay again, I was stunned. Shouldn't this be included in an all day, pricey babysitting class? Too bad I didn't know this ahead of time - we would have never wasted the time or money.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great learning experience Liked learning about what to do in different situations with babies/kids example: feeding, burping, choking, playing and accidents
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Babysitter course My daughter took the class.she loved miss Vicky. She made learning fun and interesting!
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I got a lot out of it! I really enjoyed the classes and found it very interesting, practical, and useful.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Complete waist of money- dirty My daughter took this class. They sat and read a book 90 % of the time and watched videos. For the few minutes they had hands on learning... the materials were dirty and inappropriate. For example. A piece of cloth too small for the dirty ripped doll and movers tape were used for diaper training. There was a 10 year old in the room as well as dad who was forced to go. He was there for an hour and still received his certificate. The worst money I ever spent.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Babysitting Class Peg was a great teacher. I learned a lot and had fun.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Had a great time! I came to the Red Cross Babysitters Class and had a great time with everyone there. I mainly came because I had babysitted in the past and had wanted some extra knowledge. I learned a lot and had met a lot of new people in my table. I think that the breaks were nice and we had enough time to talk and get to be with other people. I think that sometimes it was hard to understand all of the information coming in a some I know I didn't agree with from my experience. I still have some questions that I know will come up later in my career in babysitting, but overall out of 10 I would give the class a 9 because it was not really how I expected it to be, a little more hands on things and I think it would be a little bit more interesting and more people would really get into it and be able to be responding in an emergency or other situations. Thank You
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful teaching style! I took this course a little while ago and I'm so happy I did! The whole thing was very hands on, and it was very beneficial to my babysitting skills. I recommend it to anyone looking into child care in general. However, I was disappointed to learn that CPR training is not included in this course.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Babysitting course The class was mostly watching videos. Lunch was almost an hour and the night there was also a few snack breaks. There was too much wasted time. My daughter didn't feel she learned enough in the class. Plus, she was told she would get a certificate at the end and she has NEVER received a certificate. She did say learning the CPR was a good thing.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Class Different Each Time I will start this by saying it seems like my daughter got what she wanted from the class but I was not impressed for what we paid. The instructor was 30 minutes late to class to begin, then he ended class 3 hours earlier than what it said online. He said it was because he taught the class differently, that is a bit concerning.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but missed a HUGE component I loved Going to this class. It was interesting and fun but I really I should've learned CPR for children. It can make all the difference and it’s an extremely important skill. It used to be part of this class and now it’s been taken out and it’s a big bummer. So now I have to go to a CPR course as well.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This class was really fun! I liked the videos/ I took this class on Saturday and it was really fun. It helped me and now I know a lot of things I didn't know before. This was really helpful and the hands-on touch was great.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs to be changed online. Does not reflect omiss The online description includes CPR and first aid. This was not included in class. It also said online class would last until 4:30 but it ended at 3. There should be a refund for the price since it's mis represented online.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Nice! This course waws very interesting! I learned a lot, and am excited to start babysitting as a job.the course instructor was very nice! I just wish that some of the other girls would calm down,, but v fun overall!
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great class for youth! I am glad I purchased this class for my daughters birthday. She loves to babysit. Knowing safety of little ones and what to do in an emergency, is a great way to prepare you for the babysitting world.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Informative Class My daughter attended this class and told me that it was very informative and that she learned SO much! She was grateful to have attended and is ready to start her own little babysitting business!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent day I thought that this course was awesome!! My instructor was on topic but silly and that helped me focus. I would definitely recommend this to people as a great way of getting certified.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Baby sitting I registered three of my grandchildren, Bella Lafloure, Kaili Bullet and Sarah Baisden and received certificates for Sarah Baisden only. Please email certificates for all the girls.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked it that we practiced on each other. I really liked how the video showed us how to deal with situations, although it might have been a little more helpful to go through more problems with behavior, than with injuries.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hype for babysitting I thought the class was extremely helpful and informative. Very long and you’ll need a large lunch. Everything was good but the videos were very dated and so weee the instructors.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the money. Our daughter attended this course and now has the confidence and skill to operate her own babysitting service. At 12 years old, she enjoyed this course. We would recommend!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not complete I understood the class would learn cpr. Disappointed I need to sign up and pay for another class for my daughter to learn this important skill related to babysitting.
Date published: 2017-10-04
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