Watch this to see how to get on the smart track to babysitting


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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.

Babysitting 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, Bedtime

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

Starting your own babysitting business, Being professional, expectations, what can go wrong and know how to deal with it

Am I old enough to babysit?

Each country has slightly different laws about the legal age to leave a child alone but most are around 12 years old. Babysitters should obviously be older than this. Sittertrain recommends our course for anyone aged around  11 years old in preparation

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If you were giving a 2-year-old a bath and the 7-year-old brother calls from downstairs – “come help”, what would you do?

We not only give you the essential facts but teach you through real-life case scenarios featuring these guys, how to manage all types of situations.


Why do the Babysitting Essentials course?

  • A practical preparation for taking on the very responsible role of an babysitter

  • This is the only in home child care course of it’s kind.

  • Families will expect you to have the skills and knowledge to keep kids safe and engaged under your care

  • Every paid job requires at least some training so why should the important job of looking after children be any different?

  • A great way to see if working with children is for you

  • Teaches basic life skills about looking after yourself and others

  • Stand out from the crowd as someone who is serious about the important job of looking children.

Ever since completing this course, I have noticed how much more confident and comfortable I am babysitting. Not only do I feel as if I can safely care for children of all ages, but I also now know what is expected of me as a baby sitter. Thanks to Sitter Train I now know how to deal with fussy eaters, what to do if someone breaks into the house and how to swaddle a new born safely. These are all things which I need to know when looking after children but no one ever taught me! I could not speak more highly of this course and I encourage everyone to complete it. “

Justine Gamsu


“Even though I have baby sat for many years, I feel as though this has given me more confidence and has definitely reassured me of what to do in certain situations. I really enjoyed the consistency following Ozzie and Matilda throughout the whole course as it really made me feel like I was looking after two kids”

Rebecca Balsim


“I absolutely loved this course, especially ‘Just for You.” I felt as if that section really tied everything together and told me where to go from here”

James Green


“I thought all the information was extremely relevant, very easy to understand and concise.”

Kath Stewart


Be prepared for the unexpected of looking after children


Know what to do in an emergency, how to manage multiple children of different ages, and some great activities to keep kids engaged and wanting you to come back again