©InfoThe babysitting programme combines instructional training, group discussion and hands-on practice through scenarios and role-play. Besides providing babysitting guidance, the pack also explores a number of related issues – expectations, rights and the law, accident prevention and fire safety, first aid and dealing with challenging babysitting situations.
In order for students to receive a Certificate of Accreditation, the programme must be delivered over a period of at least 15 hours, with at least six of these being first aid. Students must show competence in skills and knowledge against the outcomes in order to be awarded a certificate. Each student’s performance should be assessed by the school or organisation running the course. A Certificate of Attendance is also available.
After completing the course, students will be able to:
- understand and maintain the safety and wellbeing of children in their care and appreciate that being a babysitter is a responsible and trusted position to hold
- understand that babysitting requires thought and preparation by both the babysitter and the parents
- practise their responses to potentially difficult situations in a safe environment
- ask questions, share their views and discuss their own experiences of caring for children
- develop the knowledge to enable them to recognise good and bad practices in babysitting
- learn how to create a safer environment and so reduce the likelihood of accidents or emergencies happening
- develop the skills to cope with the effects of injury and illness on a child, including lifesaving first aid techniques
- develop the confidence, self-esteem and social skills required to perform as a babysitter.
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