Get on the smart track to training Babysitters and AuPairs to responsibly care for kids

Young carers, particularly without children of their own, often have very little knowledge or basic skills when it comes to childcare, health, and safety. Sittertrain provides online training to teach you how to have fun with kids while keeping them safe and following house rules.


I’m just starting out babysitting and want to learn more about how look after kids safely and reponsibly

I'm a parent

My teen wants to start babysitting. I want to understand how I can best prepare them for this responsible job?


I am ready to be an AuPair. Teach me what I need to know to have a great experience living with a family

AuPair host family

We are ready to have an AuPair join our family and want someone who understands the expectations

How it works

Gain confidence with a certificate in child safety training

You might know who is looking after your kids but do you know what they know?

Kids are the most precious asset in the world. There are very few jobs that you can walk into without any study or preparation, so why should looking after kids be any different?

I cannot send this email without thanking you and your team for making such an amazing course! To be sincere, I started taking it because I thought a certificate would look good for prospect families, but now I’m going through it, I’m amazed at how practical the content is, how much the quizzes aid my learning, how fun it is to study and how user-friendly the site is. I’m a teacher and programmer myself, so it’s not often that I’m completely happy with how online courses are structured pedagogically and in terms of user experience. In this case, I can safely say that I am! So keep up with the good work and thank you for making this resource available! Larissa Martins Costa


I have personally met with the founder of this wonderful resource and can vouch for its credibility, a lot of work has gone into the site to ensure you’re receiving the absolute best advice and training. Michelle Fiddian

First Aid Trainer, Little Aid

Sitter Train addresses the essential knowledge every one should have to be safe in and around all aquatic environments. The format and content is easy to understand, concise, informative and entertaining” BJ Lamm

Swim School Director

“What a great course! The outdoor safety section of your course will certainly get people thinking about safety and avoiding hazards when outside the house and in unfamiliar rural environments. I would recommend any person considering looking after other people’s children complete your course” John Lindross

Outdoor Education Camp Director, Auscamp

“It takes a village to raise a child!” Teachers, parents and all caregivers play a vital role in bringing up children. It is just as important for babysitters/au pairs to be trained and prepared for looking after children” Talli Kimelman

Educator, Parent expert and mother of 11, Our Children Our Future

Find out more about the Sittertrain courses