Cape Cod Babysitter Training Program

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The BLAST! (Babysitter Lesson and Safety Training) course is designed for young adults ages 11 and older who are potential & new babysitters, their parents and for parents who are considering hiring a babysitter. It is also is the perfect training for mother’s helpers, young people who may be home alone, and scout troops.

The BLAST! program is designed to be fun, exciting and interactive while providing babysitters all the tools necessary to be effective and dynamic babysitters. The class provides extensive training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare. Course fee includes a full color easy to follow booklet and babysitting certificate 

Topics Covered:

Getting Started

  • Are You Ready to Care for Children?

  • Sitter Qualities

  • Be Prepared to Answer Questions

  • Be a Good Guest!

  • As They Grow: Ages and Stages

Safety First

  • Before Saying “Yes” to a Job

  • A Few Important Points

  • When a Stranger Calls

  • House Rules and Routines

  • Safety Rules

  • Fire

Sitter Basics

  • Diapering

  • Bottle Feeding

  • Burping a Baby

  • Spoon-Feeding Baby/Toddler

  • Crying

  • Preparing for Bed

  • Behavioral Problems

  • Discipline

  • Sitter Checklist

First Aid Kit/Supplies

Kid Fun

  • Games and Songs

  • Sitter’s Busy Bag

First Aid: What to Do for an Injured or Sick Child

  • What is not an Emergency?

  • What is an Emergency?

  • Calling 911 for Help

  • Rescue Breathing and CPR: Child (ages 1-8 years)

  • Choking: Child (ages 1-8 years)

  • Rescue Breathing and CPR: Infant (less than 1 year old)

  • Choking: Infant (less than 1 year old)

  • Bleeding and Shock

  • Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries

  • Breathing Difficulty

  • Burns

  • Diabetic Emergencies

  • Diarrhea

  • Dog Bite

  • Electrocution

  • Eye Injuries

  • Fever

  • Head Injuries

  • Insect Stings

  • Nosebleed

  • Poisoning

  • Seizures/Convulsions

  • Tooth Knocked Out

  • Vomiting

Course Length:

2 - 2.5 hours; class size limited to 12 per session.

Certification:

American Academy of Pediatrics Certificate of BLAST course completion.