Babysitting course & safety training for kids

First Aid & Safety Training

FAQ's



Parent Resources

Here are some excellent website links that may assist you with answering more of your Home Alone and Babysitter questions.

http://www.oacas.org/childwelfare/faqs.htm
http://www.durhamcas.ca/supervisionguidelines.php

The legal age to babysit is outlined by your region's Child and Family Services (Children's Aid Society). We encourage you to contact your local agency to find out the specific rules for your region.

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Am I old enough to stay home alone?

The legal age to stay home alone is outlined by your region’s Child and Family Services (Children’s Aid Society). We encourage you to contact your local agency to find out the specific rules for your region.

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Am I old enough to babysit?

You are never too young to start practicing! This course will help prepare you for babysitting but it does not mean that you are "ready". All potential babysitters, regardless of their age, should have practice at home or with a family friend, neighbour or relative to gain experience. Babysitting is a serious job and you need to be experienced, mature and of legal age before you can be a good babysitter.

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I cannot find a doll or a teddy bear for The Babysitters Course?

If you cannot find a doll or a teddy bear, do not stress out. We do have a few extras, or you can buddy up with the person sitting next to you, or you can borrow the instructor’s doll.

Do boys register for the course?

Yes! Many of our students are male.

How much do your courses cost?

The cost for The Home Alone Course with First Aid is $40.00, this includes the HST, certificate & manual. The Babysitters Course is $55.00, this includes the HST, certificate and manual. You may pay in cash at the time of the course. If you would like to pay by cheque you can do so by mailing the cheque 2 weeks in advance. Please email us and we will send you the address to where you can send the cheque.

I registered online but have not received a confirmation email. Should I register again?

You should receive confirmation within minutes of registering online. First, check your spam filter or "trash". You may have a security feature which is preventing our confirmation email from reaching your inbox. If you have not received a confirmation after 24 business hours, please register again and be sure to double check that your email address is correct. In the second registration, please let us know that this is your second attempt, in the comments section. If your email address is not correct, our confirmation will have no place to go, to let you know that in fact your child is registered.

How do I know that my child will be safe at the course that they will be attending?

Full sign in and sign out procedures: We have a secure procedure to ensure the safety and confidentiality of your child. Contact information: We obtain all pertinent health, allergy or other information for each child upon registration and ensure that our professional instructors are aware of any special requirements and/or health concerns your child may have.  This is kept confidential. Student to teacher ratio:  We maintain a respectable student to teacher ratio of 20:1. We are committed to providing a safe, interactive and excellent learning opportunity! Lower student to instructor ratio will ensure that our participants have the opportunity to seek clarification, and gain assistance from our team with individual attention. Our goal is to ensure that every participant is engaged, supported and confident upon completion of the course. Safe classrooms: We run our programs out of many different community centres , local schools, local churches, Zehrs community rooms, and other clean, reputable classroom space. Students remain in our classroom for the duration of the course with the exception of structured washroom breaks with added safety of a buddy system and hallway monitoring as needed.


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"Thank you Seconds Save Lives for coming to our school to teach The Babysitters Course on this past PD Day.  What a fantastic course and the group was so well behaved!  We will be in contact in the future regarding some future programs that we wish to have.  Thanks again."

Barb, Elementary School in Vaughan