Babysitting Course

Become a Certified Babysitter with the YMCA!

Register today for our YMCA Babysitting Course. Participants will learn the basics of how to care for, entertain, engage & safely care for young children. This class is designed for youth ages 10-14 years to increase confidence while providing hands-on experience with the skills needed to be a babysitter including:

  • How to care for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children
  • Age-appropriate activities and games
  • Strategies to create a safe and positive environment and prevent injuries
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills to handle emergencies
  • Basic First-Aid skills

Upcoming Babysitting Course Schedule

Our babysitting course takes place in an interactive classroom environment. Participants are encouraged to participate in group discussion and activities to cover the required topics. The course content features a first aid component and teaches participants the safety aspects of caring for an infant, toddler and child. It also includes age appropriate activities and strategies for the tougher parts of the job such as separation anxiety.


Monday, October 22, 2018
Friday, February 1, 2019
Monday, April 8, 2019


Drop off as early as 7:30am and pick up as late as 6:00pm with Day Camps at the YMCA. Children must be dropped off by 8:30am.


$45.00 for members
$75.00 for non-members

If you have questions please contact YMCA North Bay Membership Services at (705) 497-9622 or by visiting us as the YMCA!

Please visit to register!

Please note that if the course runs on a Friday, registration closes at 12:00pm of the Thursday before.

If the course runs on a Monday, registration closes Friday at 12:00pm.