Babysitter Training (Ages 12-17)

Updated: Sept. 10th, 2022

*Parents MUST register

and complete payment

in advance to save

their child(ren)’s spot!*

Required Registration Link

Payment Option 1: $75 Full Payment Link
(+ small additional PayPal convenience fee for Option 1 only)
Payment Option 2: Non-Refundable $15 Seat Deposit
(Remaining $60 due via cash/check on day of course)

Full Course In-Person / One Session (4.5 hours w/ 30 min. break)
2022 –
  • Wednesday October 19th 2022
    4pm-8:30pm (30 min. dinner break 6-6:30pm)
    Location: Penn Wynne Library
    Address: 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood, PA 19096
  • Monday October 24th 2022 (No School for some School Districts – Diwali)
    10am-2:30pm (30 min. lunch break 12-12:30pm)
    Location: Precious Minutes CPR and Safety Training Center
    Address: 968 Easton Rd. Suite E Warrington, PA 18976

2023 –

  • Monday January 16th 2023 (No School for some School Districts – Dr. MLK Jr. Day)
    10am-2:30pm (30 min. lunch break 12-12:30pm)
    Location: Precious Minutes CPR and Safety Training Center
    Address: 968 Easton Rd. Suite E Warrington, PA 18976
  • Friday April 7th 2023 (No School for some School Districts – Spring Break)
    10am-2:30pm (30 min. lunch break 12-12:30pm)
    Location: Precious Minutes CPR and Safety Training Center
    Address: 968 Easton Rd. Suite E Warrington, PA 18976
Full Course In-Person / Two Sessions (2 hours each)
2022 –
  • Session 1: Thurs. December 8th, 2022 6-8pm
    Session 2: Thurs. December 15th, 2022 6-8pm
    Location: Precious Minutes CPR and Safety Training Center
    Address: 968 Easton Rd. Suite E Warrington, PA 18976
Full Course Online, Live via Zoom / Two Sessions
  • TBD
Note: Public Babysitting Classes have a MINIMUM of 3 Participants (our location) or 4 Participants (alternative locations) or the class will be rescheduled to a later date.

Lead Instructor Amanda Gehringer McDole holds all PA State and Federal background clearances to work with children in Pennsylvania as an active Emergency Medical Technician, USA Hockey 12U Coach, and both Pennridge SD & Central Bucks SD volunteer.

Certificate of Insurance is also available upon request as needed for groups/organizations hosting a private/public class.

Private Class Pricing:
Contact owner for details (215)430-3878 or email Amanda@PreciousMinutesTraining.com

Varies on group size and location – small groups (3-5 participants), medium groups (6-12 participants), large groups (13+), private business, public or community organizations, etc.


♥ Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training is a classroom based, hands-on program designed by ECSI and the American Academy of Pediatrics and perfected by PMCST. BLAST is essential for potential babysitters and babysitters who want to learn more! This program is exciting and interactive, providing extensive training in basic 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 (and some mature 11 year olds) this program can prepare children to interview for a babysitting job, select safe and suitable games and activities, prevent accidents, perform choking relief techniques or CPR, and begin babysitting safely and competently.

Participants will practice their infant care skills on training manikins so they can feel as confident with their new skills.

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, Carbon Monoxide, Weapons, etc.

Lesson 3: Sitter BasicsInfantManikins-edit
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.