Last summer our safety company added Child & Babysitting Safety certification courses to our course list. I have to tell you – even though we are parents, we own a safety company and we’ve worked with children for many years – there were still many things that we learned from the curriculum! Since our daughter is only 3 years old and we have family in town, we have seldom had to use a hired babysitter yet. But going through that curriculum (from the American Safety & Health Institute), we quickly realized how important it is for parents to only use certified safety-trained babysitters. There’
We offer our Babysitting Safety course at least once a month (usually on Saturday mornings) and it is 5 hours long (but it goes by fast because it’s so FUN!) The target age for participants is approximately 11-15.
We cover such topics as:
How to Start Your Business
Before the Parents Leave
Taming the Tots / We Shake Rattles Not Babies
Telephone Calls / When a Stranger Knocks
Importance of Hand Washing
Infant Feeding / I’m Hungry
Infant Sleep Time / Child Sleep Time
Choking / CPR (intro)
Basic First Aid overview
If you have a son or daughter who babysits (or is about to start), please look us up and send them to a class to get trained and certified.
Our next Child & Babysitting Safety Course is THIS SATURDAY, March 23, 9a-2p and there is still space available. Cost is $40 and registration is required at www.cabsmar.eventbright.com