Beaumont’s Certified Sitter course is designed for boys and girls 10 years of age and older who are interested in babysitting or responsible for younger siblings at home.
This fun-filled course is taught by emergency room staff/American Heart Association instructors.
Over the course of two afternoons, students learn the basics of babysitting, how to advertise safely, and appropriate fees to charge clients. They will also receive five of their own business cards!
We discuss topics include babysitting as a business, growth and development, what to do in case of an emergency, and tips for playtime.
Students learn that every child is different, and we talk about the needs and likes/dislikes of children from birth to six years of age. Topics include bottle feeding, diaper changing, common illnesses, and basic injuries. Calm and quick reactions to these situations are emphasized and tools to achieve them are discussed.
Playtime is a fun time and we discuss and demonstrate age appropriate toys for all age groups. Meals and snacks ideas are discussed as well.
This course includes snacks for the students on both days, a starter survival bag, a certificate of completion, and the confidence to get started.
Enroll your child in a Certified Sitter class today.
– Cindy Miller, American Heart Association instructor, is the Training Center secretary with Beaumont Health Royal Oak.