Red Cross First Aid and CPR in Fort McMurray
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Red Cross Babysitting Course

Red Cross Babysitting Course


Basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11–15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. Course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents.

This class does not include lunch. Please pack a lunch and snacks. We do not permit children to leave to buy food unless a parent gives written permission.


• How to be responsible and demonstrate leadership

• How to make good decisions and manage difficult behaviours

• Information on children’s developmental stages, and specific strategies for each stage

• How to feed, diaper, dress, and play with children and babies

• How to recognize and prevent unsafe situations, make safe choices and promote safe behaviours

• First aid skills (including: Check Call Care, choking, severe bleeding, minor cuts and scrapes, Epi-Pen, asthma, and more)

• The business of babysitting


Babysitter’s Manual, Completion certificate

    Course length: 7 hours (approximately) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  **Please note as of January 1 2018, the class time will change to 8:30-4:30**

    Class size:minimum 4, maximum 15 participants

    Course location: 29-9914 Morrison Street (bottom level, Morrison Centre)

    **When registering, please enter the child's name in the Shopping Cart field "Add a note to your order" **

    Please download and fill out the documents at and , and email to before the course.

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