Are you just starting out as an Aupair or Babysitter?
Do you know what to do if a child is choking?
Do you know how to cross the road in the eyes of a child?
Can you recognize if a child is seriously ill and know what to do about it?
Are you ready to balance the challenges and expectations of looking after children?
Could you do with some help to give you the confidence to have fun with kids?
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 the courses work
Sittertrain gives young carers the confidence to have fun caring for children whilst keeping them safe and following house rules.
Our courses are based on expert advice using engaging real-life situations featuring these guys.
With experts in safety and childcare, Sittertrain was born
Each topic is endorsed by an industry professional. Meet our team.
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
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.
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.
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 isbuilt upon providing children with innovative experiences in a safe environment.
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.
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 Schoolhe 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. .
What people are saying about our courses
Larissa Martins Costa Teacher Vanessa F Host Mum Terri Bright AuPair Michelle Fiddian Little Aid, Author of First Year First Aid Marcel AuPair, France John Lindross Outdoor Educator, Auscamp
I’m amazed at how practical the content is
It’s essential everyone is trained to look after children
Thank you Sitter Train for helping us settle our au pair into life in our family
The course made me ready to step right into a family as an AuPair
A lot of work has gone into the site to ensure you are receiving the absolute best advice and training.
The outdoor safety section of your course will certainly get people thinking about safety
“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”
Larissa Martins Costa
Little Aid, Author of First Year First Aid
Outdoor Educator, Auscamp