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Babysitting Training Seminars
Youth BabysittingNeedham Youth Services (formerly known as the Needham Youth Commission) offers a Baby Sitter Training Seminar for new baby sitters or for those with limited experience who desire a refresher class. The training is six hours and is offered as a three-day session. Students must be in the sixth grade and at least 11 years old to take the class.

The program begins approximately 15 - 30 minutes after school ends and each of the three sessions are two hours in length. The Baby Sitter Training Seminar is offered many times throughout the year. The seminar is also available for school and community groups by special arrangement. Read about how recent participants felt about their Babysitter Training Seminar program.

A $45 fee is requested from participants to cover the cost of materials. This fee can be waived in the event of financial need. Learn more about the Fee Assistance Program.

The class focuses on preparing youth to take on baby sitting responsibilities. Topics include:
  • Basic first aid and safety procedures
  • Bed and bath time routines
  • Diapering
  • Food preparation
  • Safety in caring and playing with children on the job
  • Tips and techniques for interviewing for the job
  • Toy selection

Fall Dates      
•    Training 1: October 11, 18, 25 (snow date: November 1)  from 2:50 - 4:50 (Pollard School)
•    Training 2: November 30 and December 7, 14  (snow date: December 21) from 2:40 - 4:40 (High Rock School)

Click here for the fall flyer (registration information is on page #5)
•    Registration opens September 6th

Winter Dates        
•    Training 1: January 26 and February 2, 9 (snow date: February 16)  from 2:50 - 4:50 (Pollard School)
•    Training 2: March 8, 15,22  (snow date: March 29) from 2:40 - 4:40 (High Rock School)

•    Click here for the winter flyer
    Registration opens January 3rd
                                           For further information about the Babysitter Training Seminars,
                                            please contact Maria Papantoniou at 781-455-7500 x267