20% off Sitter Train Babysitting Essentials Course
We have arranged with the training group, Sitter Train, to create an exclusive offer for all members of Babysitters Now.
THE OFFER: 20% off the cost of their training courses for all registered members of Babysitters Now - a saving of $20.
Whether you're just starting out or want to brush up on your skills as a babysitter, au pair or mother's helper, expert training from Sitter Train will give you the safety and child care information you need to be confident on the job.
Looking after children is both richly rewarding and incredibly challenging. Doing it well is simply not easy and these courses are designed to provide solid training that puts you on the front foot; far more prepared for the wild, wonderful world of caring for kids.
THE SITTER TRAIN COURSES
The Babysitter and Au Pair training courses are offered online, with 6 hours of professionally designed interactive tutorials.
On completion you get a certificate and various opportunities through the Sitter Train network. In addition, you’ll also get to display “Sitter Train Certified” on your profile page in Babysitters Now, which will build credibility for you as a Babysitter, Mother’s Help or Au Pair.
The topics that are covered include the following:
- CHILDREN: Developmental stages, age appropriate activities, behaviour management.
- BASIC CHILD CARE: Holding a baby, nappy changing, bottle and formula preparation, food preparation and healthy snacks, getting dressed, hygiene, bath time, bed time.
- SAFETY AT HOME: Fire safety, pet safety, natural disasters and emergency response.
- SAFETY OUT AND ABOUT: Going out, sun and heat exposure, car safety, water safety, riding on wheels, playgrounds and backyards, farm safety.
- 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.
- PERSONAL TIPS: Starting your own babysitting business, being professional, looking out for yourself.
IF YOU’RE FEELING UNPREPARED…
Don’t wait until you’ve got an emergency unfolding around you - get some training.
These Sitter Train courses are practical, insightful, enjoyable and bring together the very latest thinking and practice in the childcare field.
The courses are designed to prepare Babysitters, Mother’s Help and Au Pairs for everything from the mundane to the catastrophic.
They will also add credibility to your profile, if you have no other childcare training, and will make you more attractive as a candidate for parents looking through the site.
GREAT VALUE, ALL 'ROUND
We’re very happy to be able to present this exclusive Special Offer.
We expect the training will be great value for many of our BabySitters, Mother’s Helpers and Au Pairs. We also think it will add a value for the parents, who will only benefit from having Babysitters, Mother’s Help and Au Pairs that have some highly targeted training.