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This CACHE endorsed short course introduces the essentials of babysitting.
It explains the responsibilities of both parent and sitter, and explores the importance of continuity of care, child safety, and the setting of boundaries for both the children and the babysitter. You will also be given an introduction to child development and care activities for young children.
- You will learn how to interact with the adults you babysit for
- You will learn how to care for the children you are responsible for
- You will learn what to expect from the children you are responsible for
Advantages of this course
- As a parent leaving children with someone new, the course offers details of the information exchange and expectation sharing that should occur before the babysitting starts
- For the babysitter, the need for an exchange of information and expectations are explained, and the course provides a starting point for finding out more about child development and care activities
- Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
- There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Please note, there is no legal age for babysitting. It is the responsibility of the parents using common sense to make the decision as to whether the babysitter is mature and responsible enough to look after their child.
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Laser e-Certificate (included in the course price). You will also have the option of purchasing a CACHE certificate for an additional £21. This certificate must not be confused with nationally regulated qualification achievement.
Endorsement statement: Our short course has been reviewed by a Subject Specialist in childcare and endorsed by CACHE demonstrating the quality and rigor. This is an unregulated programme and is not a nationally recognised qualification.
After purchasing this course on Reed, a customer service representative from Laser Learning will email you with an access code and instructions on how to redeem it on the Laser Short Course website. You will need to register on the Laser Short Course website if you have not done so already.
If the purchase was made within business hours, you should expect your access code email within 1-2 hours. If your purchase was made outside of business hours, you should expect your access code email the next working day.
Who is this course for?
Potential babysitters of any age, or parents / carers who wish to understand the job before employing a babysitter
A computer, mobile, or tablet and an internet connection
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what age are is it to be a baby sitter and how may hours as im in year 11 and im 16 next weekend like i would love to work after school and weekendsAnswer:
Hello Libby,This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I'm 15 years old and me and my friend want to start babysitting how helpful will this class be for us and does this course include healthy and safetyAnswer:
This course, looks at the essentials of babysitting, the responsibilities of both parent / carer and sitter, the importance of continuity of care, child safety, the setting of boundaries for all parties, an introduction to child development and care activities for young children. It is a good basic grounding for babysitting if you want to take it seriously and do a good job. It covers care but not Health and Safety in any great depth. You would be advised to do a separate H & S course.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Will I get a certificate at the end and how does this workAnswer:
Hello Mediya, Once you have completed the multiple choice quiz at the end of the lesson then you will be able to download a certificate.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Certificate of completion is included in course price