FIRST AID FOR BABYSITTERS - for teenagers looking after younger children.

About the course:

Because they are caring for someone else’s children in someone else’s environment, babysitters are faced with a host of different problems!

This course looks at:
  • The different safety issues with which babysitters have to contend;
  • CPR (practice with manikins);
  • Choke-rescue techniques (practice with manikins);
  • Dealing with other emergency situations such as burns, allergic reactions, poisonings, seizures, bangs on the head, broken bones, etc;
  • Getting help: phoning the parents or phoning an ambulance?
Everyone on the course receives a booklet, to complement the explanations and demonstrations on the course. Participants also receive a certificate. The course is two hours long.

How to book:

There are several different ways you can do this course:

Arrange a private course for your babysitting teenager and friends (maximum 12 people), at your home. $384 incl gst (within the Auckland urban area).  If you have interest from more than 12 people there is an additional fee of $32 incl gst per person over the 12.

Arrange a private course for a group of up to 6 people, at our base in Papakura. $52 incl gst per person.

Book on a scheduled course:

"First Aid for Babysitters" also runs in conjunction with The Parenting Place in Greenlane and at Community Centres in various parts of Auckland, as a two-part course for 13 to 17 year olds. 

Part 1, "The Babysitter Who Gets Booked" covers everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter whom every parent will trust and want to book again. It is facilitated by Joy Sluiters from The Parenting Place.

Part 2, “First Aid for Babysitters", is facilitated by Sarah from First Aid First.

Each session is 1½ hours long, and the course runs over a full day in the school holidays. 

See below for scheduled courses. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.


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