Get on the smart track to responsibly care for kids with a certificate in confidence to care for children

Sittertrain is the expert in child and safety training for AuPairs and Babysitters

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

 Sittertrain provides online training to teach you how to confidently have fun with kids while keeping them safe and following house rules.

 

Babysitters

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

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

Aupairs

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

With experts in safety and child care, Sittertrain was born

Each topic is endorsed by an industry professional. Meet our team.

Teacher and Consultant

Talli Kimelman is an Early Years Centre Director, mother of 11 and behaviour expert. In 2006, she was named Australian Childcare Director of the Year award. However, her real passion has come after studying to become a parent coach speaks internationally about how to  nurture children through positive and assertive discipline as a parent or carer through her recently published book ‘Make Mine a Mensch  

First Aid Trainer

Michelle Fiddian has 13 years of industry experience: 6 years as a call-taker at the Triple Zero (000) Ambulance Service, 2 years as a first aid trainer for major organisations such as St John Ambulance, and 5 years running Little Aid since she started it in 2008. Author of First Year First Aid, Michelle wrote this book because the first aid training available wasn’t relevant to babies and children. The Sitter Train First Aid is written with this in mind. 

Dietician and Food Warrior

Kate is a dietitian with a passion for educating children, parents and carers to have a positive relationship with food and make family mealtimes more joyful.  As a busy mother of four, Kate understands the stresses of life, work, family and healthy eating. Kate and her team behind Foost, believe that nutrition should not be so complicated, after all ,  it’s “just food”.  With over 15 years of nutrition and dietetic experience, Kate enjoys media work and has appeared on TV, radio and print both in Australia and Overseas.

Outoor Education

John Lindross was a Physical Education Teacher and ran Outdoor Education programs in schools before opening Auscamp. Auscamp is now one of the largest providers of safe, exciting, innovative outdoor education and adventure programs in Victoria. John’s passion and success is built upon providing children with innovative experiences in a safe environment.

Road Safety

Georgina Cockburn was just like any other curious 15-month-old until she was accidentally run over and killed as a result of the injuries she sustained in her own garage.The Georgina Josephine Foundation provides a support network for families affected by low-speed vehicle runover accidents and works to prevent and reduce unintentional injury or death of children in such accidents through awareness and practical measures.

Water Safety

While at university BJ Lamm took a part-time job as a swimming teacher and discovered he loved swimming and helping kids “learn a skill that would be with them for the rest of their lives”.”I wanted to do something meaningful. When he opened Starfish Swim School he said “Educating children on a life skill that can be enjoyed and used for safety is extremely reassuring” BJ has worked with Sittertrain to identify the practical scenarios carers can be faced with when looking after children in a water environment. 

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

Teacher

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