Babysitter Training


♥ Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training is a classroom based, hands-on program designed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. BLAST is essential for potential babysitters and parents considering hiring a babysitter. The BLAST program is exciting and interactive, providing extensive training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare. Including:

  • Most current practices for safety and injury prevention while babysitting
  • First Aid basics for emergency response
  • Quick reference tools for babysitters
  • Fun, easy to follow booklet

Designed for ages 12 and up, their parents, and parents looking to hire a babysitter, the BLAST program can prepare children to interview for a babysitting job, select safe and suitable games and activities, prevent accidents, perform first aid, and begin babysitting safely and competently.

Participants will practice their infant care skills on manikins so they can feel as confident as possible. The 4-5 hour course can be taught as a one day seminar (5 hours including lunch/snack which they should bring), or can be divided into two or three sessions.

Lesson 1: Getting Started
“Are You Ready to Care for Children?”, Sitter Qualities, Being Prepared to Answer Questions, Be a Good Guest!, As They Grow: Ages & Stages, etc.

Lesson 2: Safety First
Before Saying “Yes” to a Job, A Few Important Points, When a Stranger Calls, House Rules and Routines, Safety Rules, Fire, etc.

Lesson 3: Sitter Basics
Diapering, Bottle Feeding, Burping a Baby, Spoon Feeding Baby/Toddler, Crying, Preparing for Bed, Behavior Problems, Discipline, Sitter’s Checklist, etc.

Lesson 4: First Aid/CPR/Choking
What is an Emergency?, Calling 911 for Help, CPR for a Child or Infant, Choking: Child, Choking: Infant (Under 1 Year of Age), Bleeding and Shock, Bone/Joint/Muscle Injuries, Breathing Difficulties, Burns, Diabetic Emergencies, Diarrhea, Dog Bite, Electrocution, Eye Injuries, Fever, Head Injuries, Insect Stings, Nosebleed, Poisoning, Seizures/Convulsions, Tooth Knocked Out, Vomiting, etc.

Lesson 5: First Aid Kit and Recommended Supplies

Lesson 6: Kid Fun
Games & Songs, Sitter’s Busy Bag, etc.

Price: Contact owner for details (215)430-3878 or
1. $40-$50, varies on group size and location – small groups (2-4 participants), medium groups (5-9 participants), large groups (10+), private business, public or community organizations, etc.
2. $70 for one-on-one sessions.


Note (& Discount): ECSI’s BLAST course does not contain a full CPR course certification. The course only recommends discussing these techniques, whereas PMCST goes a step further and has BLAST participants practice these techniques. A full CPR/AED course is also highly recommended for babysitters. Because we feel so strongly about this, any participant along with the parent(s)/guardian(s) of a participant of a Precious Minutes CPR and Safety Training’s BLAST course receives a 15% off discount on an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED course within one year of receiving the BLAST course training.


Updated: February 8th, 2018

LOCATION: Community Room – Indian Valley Public Library
ADDRESS: 100 E. Church Ave. Telford, PA 18969

PRICE: Regularly $70, PMCST is offering BLAST for IVPL at $40 a participant. Don’t miss this opportunity!