Babysitting Skills Course

Our Babysitting Skills Course is always very popular and offers young people aged 14 years and over the opportunity to gain some valuable skills that will equip them with the confidence and ability to become a responsible babysitter.

Run over two days, it is a fun and interactive course, with lots of practical hands-on experiences, including caring for some interactive babies bought along by the Willow Tree Centre, a 2-hour British Heart Foundation ‘Heartstart’ course and the opportunity to play with some real children!

During the course we cover many aspects of babysitting, such as communicating with parents/carers; play skills; safety; first aid; and advertising our new babysitting skills. Much of the course material will be drawn from the British Red Cross ‘Looking After Other People’s Children’ course. Participants will also receive a folder of information and resources.

Our Babysitting Skills Course is accredited by Open College Network (West Midlands). It is a Level 1 accreditation that carries 2 OCN credits. In order to achieve this optional accreditation, there will be some further work to do at home after the training days, and each participant will have to submit a portfolio of work that shows how they have achieved the learning outcomes. Don’t worry – this will not be too difficult, and we will give you all the information that you need to ensure successful completion of the course. We are confident that everyone will be able to pass! 

The cost for this course is usually £55 per participant, but thanks to funding we have been able to obtain, Krunch South West is able to offer this course at the subsided rate of only £25 per person. If participants wish to have their work submitted for the OCN accreditation there will be an additional charge of £5.

Here’s what some of our previous participants have had to say about the course:

‘Thank you ever so much for the course. I really have learnt a lot, and because I’ve done the course I put it on Facebook and I’ve had 3 new families ask me to babysit which is now a regular thing! Thank you again for the experience!’
 ‘This course was a great experience and has definitely made me more confident. I have gained some vital life skills.’
 ‘Just a quick email to say thank you so much for running this great course.  Lauren really enjoyed the day and found it very interesting. Lauren has been working as a babysitter for a while, but I think this course is helping her have confidence in herself and what she has been doing.’
 ‘I just wanted to say a huge thank you for putting on such a brilliant two day babysitting course! Sarah learnt so much and it has hopefully given her a lot of confidence to look after other people’s children. She also said that the staff were all so lovely and very helpful.’

The next course will take place on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February 2020, 10.00am-3.30pm, at the Krunch Youth Centre, Turnberries, Thornbury, BS35 2BB. We are now taking bookings for this course. Places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served basis’.

To book a place on the course please complete the booking form below and return it, along with £25 payment (plus £5 for the OCN accreditation), to Liz Ball at Krunch South West, c/o Caedmon Complex, Bristol Road, Thornbury, BS35 3JA. Cheques payable to Krunch.

For any further information please email liz@krunch.org.uk.

Krunch SW Babysitting Booking Form 2020