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Babysitting Courses

We offer the Alberta Safety Council’s Babysitters’ Safety Program course 12 times per year, with classes held at our offices at #10, 215 Carnegie Drive in St. Albert.

The course fee is $75 and includes a workbook and course materials.

NOTE: In 2019, the course fee increased due to an increase in cost for course materials and instructor fees. The price for this course has not changed in 5 years so we needed to make the change to reflect rising costs. Thank you.

Course Dates

Please click here to see the list of our upcoming training courses.


Students should be at least 11 ½ years of age to attend and pre-registration is required.

Student must bring pen, pencil and paper and a cloth diaper/tea towel and doll to the first class. Students are also encouraged to bring a snack, lunch and drink to classes.

Course Content

The course takes 2 full days to complete and includes:

  • role-playing
  • group interaction
  • video presentations
  • student research
  • a final examination

There are seven lessons:

  • The Role of the Babysitter
  • Child Development
  • Caring for Children
  • Positive Behaviour Management
  • Home Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid

When available, members of the St. Albert Fire Department join the session to speak with babysitting students about safety and emergencies.

A mark of 70% is required for passing certification. Participants can utilize our Child Care Connect Facebook page to let community members who are seeking childcare know they are available to babysit.


One of our two instructors will lead each training. You can click here to learn more about our instructors.

Registration and Payment

You may submit your registration information using this link to our online babysitting course registration form.

Simply fill in the required fields and click the “Agree” button to submit your information. If you select credit card as your choice of payment, you will be taken to PayPal where you can complete the transaction, even if you do not have a PayPal account.

If you choose to pay via cash or cheque, please print a copy of the email you receive after you submit your registration and mail or drop it off along with payment to:

Babysitting Course Registration
St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre
10, 215 Carnegie Drive
St. Albert, AB T8N 5B1

Please note that your payment is due within ten days of registration, or within 72 hours (3 days) of the course date, which ever happens first.