Babysitting Training Seminars

Youth Babysitting

Needham Youth & Family Services 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 to 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. Read about how recent participants felt about their Babysitter Training Seminar program (PDF).

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

Spring Dates

 Wednesdays March 20 & 27 and April 3rd (snow date: April 10th) from 2:40 to 4:40 (High Rock School)

For further information about the Babysitter Training Seminars, please contact the office at 781-455-7500, ext. 267.