Babysitter Training (Ages 12-17)

Updated: May 20th, 2024

*Parents MUST register and complete payment in advance to save their child(ren)’s spot!*


Click here – Babysitting Registration link 

Questions? Email:

Full Course In-Person /
One Session (4.5 hours, includes 30 min. lunch or dinner break)


  • Northampton Township Parks & Rec – Community Center

    Address: 345 Newtown Richboro Rd. Richboro, PA 18954
    Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
    Time: 11am-3:30pm (lunch approx. 12-12:30pm – bring a bagged lunch!)
    Registration is DIRECTLY WITH NORTHAMPTON PARKS & REC (link)

Full Course Online, Live via Zoom / Two Sessions
  • TBD

Full Course In-Person / Two Sessions (2 hours each)


  • 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-16u Coach, and Pennridge SD employee.

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

Private Classes:
Contact owner for details (215)430-3878 or email

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

Designed for ages 12 and up (and some mature 10-11 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.