Comprehensive Babysitting Course with CPR Certification

  • American Red Cross BLENDED class (In-Person & Online)
  • Includes CPR, Choking Prevention, First Aid, AED

This course is ideal for teens & young adults (for 7th graders and above) to help prepare them to recognize and respond to a variety of breathing and cardiac emergencies involving babies, children and adults. In addition to learning life saving techniques, clients will learn the business side of babysitting, including determining fees, marketing, interviewing families and more.

While every family and situation is unique, there are some universal life-saving skills and techniques that every babysitter should know how to do. Nested offers this Comprehensive Babysitting class with American Red Cross Pediatric & Adult CPR/Choking Prevention/First Aid/AED certification in a blended learning class format to help you learn and practice the latest life-saving skills and basic childcare techniques. It consists of a self-paced, interactive online session to be taken in the convenience of your home, followed by an in-person, hands-on skills training and discussion session with one of Nested’s certified American Red Cross instructors.

Overview of Class

  • Learning how to speak with potential families about rules and expectations of your babysitting availability, including consent forms, fees, etc. 
  • Conducting a self-assessment to determine your skill set, the number of kids and type of duties you’d be comfortable with providing
  • Learning how to safely advertise yourself 
  • Caring for kids from feeding to bedtime, including ideas about activities to play with children 
  • Learning what is an emergency and how to handle it
  • Working through difficult babysitting scenarios

Included Tools and Resources: Initial Babysitting Inquiry Questionnaire, Basic Childcare Questionnaire, Safety Inspection Checklist Family Info & Contact Emergency Form, Household Rules & Safety Info Form and a Resume Template

CPR Certification Requirements

4-HOUR TIME COMMITMENT: American Red Cross online learning portion is 1-2 hours (done at your own pace at home), followed by a 2-hour in-person class for review and hands-on practice. NOTE: The online portion must be completed PRIOR to being eligible to attend the hands-on portion of the class.

The online session must be successfully completed at least 2-3 days PRIOR to attend the in-person class. Please allow 2 hours for the online portion. NOTE: you’ll receive access to the online portion approximately 7-10 days in advance of the in-person class.

During the 2-hour in-person portion of the course, the instructor will show how to resuscitate using CPR and an automated external defibrillator (AED) on specialized, non-responsive infant and adult CPR dolls as well as choking prevention strategies. Attendees will be able to practice techniques on the dolls and must demonstrate each technique successful in order to obtain certification.  

In order to obtain a course completion certification card, students must successfully complete the course, which includes both the online portion as well as the in-person first aid skills demonstration and a CPR and AED skills test. Upon completion, students receive an American Red Cross CPR Certification, which is valid for 2 years. This course satisfies OSHA-mandated job requirements, workplace or other regulatory requirements. 

Should you choose to not complete or are unable to complete the online portion of the class, you may still attend the “hands on” in-person portion of the class to learn and practice techniques WITHOUT receiving certification (valid for 2 years).

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Note: 1 registration ticket is for 1 person for the class — to access the online portion & attend the hands-on in-person portion of the class. Refunds are not available for this class.

Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the class date for our CPR certification classes. This provides time for the client data to be processed into the American Red Cross system, which will then auto-send the account creation & log-in details to the clients to provide plenty of time to take & successfully pass the online portion of the class.


Video testimonial from student who attended the Nested Babysitting Course.