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6 hours of interactive lessons with videos, case studies and quizzes
Gain confidence and a certificate of completion for in home childcare
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Sitter Train provides a comprehensive online course to ensure all the essentials are covered for anyone to confidently and competently look after children. The material is well referenced, with case studies and short quizzes to check and reinforce learned content. There is a lot of content covered. Fortunately there is no time limit on access. I would recommend for all people who care for children to complete this course.
Leanne Artis, mum
Sitter Train addresses the essential knowledge every one should have to be safe in and around all aquatic environments particularly if you are unfamiliar dealing with kids around water. The format and content is easy to understand, concise, informative and entertaining"
BJ Lamm, Auswim certified swim school owner
“It takes a village to raise a child!” Au pairs as well as teachers, parents and all caregivers play a vital role in bringing up children so It is just as important for au pairs to be trained and prepared for raising children"
Talli Kimelman, Parenting Educator, Early Learning Specialist & mother of 11
What a great course! The outdoor safety section of your course will certainly get people thinking about safety and avoiding hazards when outside the house and in unfamiliar rural environments. I would recommend any au pair considering looking after other people’s children complete your course
John Lindros- Director, Auscamp John Lindros- Director, Auscamp
My host parents asked me to complete the au pair essentials course before i came to stay with them but i wasn't sure it would be interesting. I am so glad I finished it and really liked the funny cartoons and real life questions and situations because it showed me what being an au pair was really like.
Alexander, Au Pair -France
What a wonderful course! Thank you Sitter Train for helping us settle our au pair into life in our family. We weren’t sure if we could spend the time needed to invest in teaching yet another au pair what to do and how to do it but you did it for us! All we had to do was show her our timetable and certain things we liked our way!
Vanessa F. (Aussie host mum)
Vanessa F. (Aussie host mum)
I am glad my agency required me to do your course before I came to be an au pair because there were many situations I didn’t think about. I am having a great experience now because I am more prepared with safety, having fun with the kids and knowing what household jobs I should be doing.
Chantal Henin, Au pair Germany
I feel very well prepared for the job of being an Au Pair, it even helped me prepare my au pair application because I learned how to react in certain situations. I also got a good insight in how the host family's house could look like
Annike , Au pair Netherlands
I think Sitter train is a great way for kids to become confident and for parents to feel safe leaving their children with au pairs who have done this online course. I like that you are emailed your official badges and that you can share it on social networks. What a great feeling for the graduates.
Kelly M, Au pair host mum, Australia
"Yes, It was very usefull. I learned a lot, and I fell more prepared for living in Australia. It's a good things because I have more knowledge now about child care."
Dorianne, Au Pair
Ever since completing this course, I have noticed how much more confident and comfortable I am babysitting. Not only do I feel as if I can safely care for children of all ages, but I also now know what is expected of me as a baby sitter. Thanks to Sitter Train I now know how to deal with fussy eaters, what to do if someone breaks into the house and how to swaddle a new born safely. These are all things which I need to know when looking after children but no one ever taught me! I could not speak more highly of this course and I encourage everyone to complete it.
Justine Gamsu, Babysitter
Even though I have baby sat for many years, I feel as though this has given me more confidence and has definitely reassured me of what to do in certain situations. I really enjoyed the consistency following Ozzie and Matilda throughout the whole course as it really made me feel like I was looking after two kids
Rebecca Balsim, Babysitter
Sitter Train provides a comprehensive online course to ensure all the essentials are covered for anyone to confidently and competently look after children. The material is well referenced, with case studies and short quizzes to check and reinforce learned content. There is a lot of content covered. Fortunately there is no time limit on access. I would recommend for all people who care for children especially au pairs to complete this course.
Leanne Artis, mum
"I thought all the information was extremely relevant, very easy to understand and concise."
Kath Stewart, Babysitter
"I absolutely loved this course, especially 'Just for You." I felt as if that section really tied everything together and told me where to go from here"
James Green, babysitter
"As an early years teacher and a mother of 3, I think Sitter Train is just what everyone looking after other people's children needs. Well done girls!!! Amazing idea and you covered everything so well"
Belinda Pitt, Early Years Teacher & mum of 3