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Babysitter training course offered

The Kelowna & District Safety Council has scheduled a series of babysitter training courses that should help prepare pre-teens for a summer full of babysitting.

Kelowna course dates are July 6 and 7, July 12 and 13 and Aug. 9 and  10.

The courses are held at  at the Kelowna & District Safety Council, 395 Hartman Rd., in Rutland.

A course has also been scheduled in West Kelowna for July 19 and 20 at the Westbank Lions Club, 2466 Main St.

All course days run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a one hour supervised lunch break and are open to children ages 10 and up.

These two-day courses offer 10 hours of actual training, excluding lunch breaks.

The course being offered is the Canada Safety Council’s Babysitter Training Course, which is the most widely recognized national program of its kind and it is the only babysitter course that offers certification.

Many important topics will be discussed, such as the rights and responsibilities of the employer, the child and the babysitter and the developmental and behavioural characteristics of children of different ages.  Basic child care, nutrition, injury prevention and basic first aid procedures will also be covered.

The registration fee is $60. Each participant will receive includes a KDSC Babysitter’s Gear Bag, a comprehensive student reference book and a graduation card and certificate.

To register, contact the  Kelowna and District Safety Council at 250-765-3163 to register or visit www.kdsc.bc.ca for more information.

 

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