Babysitter Training Course
Since 1970, over half a million young people over the age of 10 have taken the Canada Safety Council’s Babysitter Training Course. The Kelowna & District Safety Council is the only approved local provider of the course that is a member of the CSC. This course is for children ages 10 and up.
As the most recognized course in Canada, this Babysitter Training Course is loaded with special features and will teach young people about:
- the rights/responsibilities of the employer/the child/the babysitter
- the developmental and behavioral characteristics of children
- basic child care, nutrition, injury prevention
- basic first aid procedures
- how to handle emergency situations and illness
- a variety of age appropriate games, songs, and toys
- the business of babysitting
The cost of the course is only $60 (no taxes) and includes a illustrated reference book that includes group exercises and note taking pages. Other handouts and/or booklets may vary class to class.
All students who receive 80% or higher on the final exam will receive a graduation certificate from the Canada Safety Council and from KDSC. However, it is up to parents to know the laws in their province and to decide if their child (whatever his/her age, and whatever his/her final test score) is old enough or mature enough to babysit, and the circumstances under which he/she should be left alone to care for younger children.
Please note that students will be copying notes off the whiteboard. Make sure that your child has their glasses with them and sits near the front of the class if they need to.
Register now for one of our other upcoming dates shown below! Don’t miss out as they fill up fast!
The First Aid Level 4 course pairs well with Babysitter Training and provides your child with the ability to respond to broken bones, an unconscious person, someone who is not breathing and much more. Having their Babysitter Training and First Aid certificates will enhance your child’s confidence level with responding to any situations that may arise. If you want to register your child just go to our First Aid page, scroll down to First Aid Level 4, pick your location and register your child. If your child takes Babysitter Training and First Aid Level 4 in the same calendar year you can receive a $5.00 discount for First Aid.
395 Hartman Road, Kelowna
Shatford Centre, 760 Main St, Penticton
The People Place, 3402 27th Ave, Vernon
Westbank Lions Community Centre, 2466 Main St, West Kelowna