Get on the smart track..

with an online aupair course

Travel, a new family and friends and much more is awaiting you as you begin life as an AuPair. However, looking after children is a responsible job and your family will want you to be prepared. That means knowing how to interact with children of different ages in a safe and fun environment.

Sittertrain is here to help you get on the smart track to being prepared for a great AuPair experience

Watch this to see how Sittertrain can train you how to have a great experience.


Easy signup

Create your own account. Your user details will be emailed straight away to get you started. Log on and off anytime


Quality content

Around 6 hours of interactive information, videos, case studies quizzes. Each lesson is endorsed by a topic industry professional.



Upon successfully completing the course, a certificate of completion will be issued to show potential employers.

Quality Content

Reviewed and endorsed by leading organisations in first aid, safety and child care.

Resources and Support

We’re here to guide you through your journey and provide valuable resources.

Engaging Lessons

6 fun lessons on first aid, safety, and essential child care knowledge.

Go at your own pace

Log on and off whenever you like to suit your busy schedule. You can even review past quizzes and lessons.

Interactive online courses

Over 6 hours of content, including videos and guides developed by experts in safety and child care.

Certificate of completion

Receive a Sitter Train certificate of completion – a great way to show employers you are ready for the job.

 AuPair Essentials Course

Understanding Children

Learn all about: Developmental stages, Age appropriate activities, Behaviour management

Safety out and about

Going out with kids, Sun and heat exposure, Car safety, Water safety, Riding on wheels, Playgrounds and backyards, Farm safety

Basic Childcare

Holding a baby, Nappy changing, Bottle and formula preparation, Food preparation and healthy snacks, Getting dressed, Hygiene, Bath time, Bed time

First Aid and Medical

Serious injury serious illness, Cuts scrapes and bleeding, Head injuries, Fractures, Bumps, bruises and signs of abuse, Burns, Bites and stings, Allergies and asthma, Medication safety, Poisons, Choking

Indoor safety

Become an expert in Indoor safety: Fire safety at home, Pet safety, Natural disasters and emergency response

Just for you

Benefit from detailed information on how to become an au pair, how to handle cultural differences, connect with your host family and new friends, expectations and keeping yourself safe

Living with a family on the other side of the world is a big move but can be incredibly rewarding.

We help guide you through the important role you have taken on and teach you to manage the challenges so you can get on and have the experience of a lifetime!

Get started on a course now

The Sittertrain AuPair course teaches you to be prepared for the unexpected of looking after children. Know what to do in an emergency, how to manage multiple children of different ages, how to live with a family and great tips to keep kids engaged and safe.

we acknowledge the generous contribution of videos and fact sheets to produce the sittertrain courses

Our lessons are reviewed and endorsed by industry professionals

What people are saying about the AuPair Essentials course

“I thought all the information was extremely relevant, very easy to understand and concise. It made me ready to step right into a family as an AuPair. I knew what to expect and how to manage if I was homesick”

Terri Bright


“It takes a village to raise a child!” Au pairs, babysitters, teachers, parents and all caregivers, play a vital role in bringing up children so it is essential that everyone is trained and prepared for working with children”

Talli Kimelman


What a wonderful course! Thank you Sitter Train for helping us settle our au pair into life in our family. We weren’t sure if we could spend the time needed to invest in teaching yet another au pair what to do but you did it for us! All we had to do was show her our timetable and certain things we liked our way!

Vanessa F

Host mum

Thank you Sitertrain for such a practical fun course. I loved how you put me in real life situations looking after a few kids at a time and unexpected things happen especially in the quizzes. It really helped me prepare for what its actually like being an AuPair.