Babysitting Basics

Babysitting Basics

A fun, interactive and educational full-day workshop for teenagers to become confident and qualified babysitters

What sort of babysitter do you want to be? Learn from Plunket professionals about what you need to be a reliable and confident babysitter. 

This five-hour course covers:

  • Caring for kids, tots, babies, and more
  • Being prepared – safety for everyone, including basic first aid
  • Managing behaviour, and being firm but fair
  • Getting a job, and when to say no

Designed for teenagers about 14 years old and just starting to get interested in babysitting.

On completion, you’ll get a babysitting certificate from Plunket, to put on your CV!

Date: Thursday 28 September – in the Term3/4 holidays
Time 9:30am – 3pm
Location 4 Warnock St, Grey Lynn
Cost Sliding scale – between $60-90



Whānau Āwhina Plunket has a long history of supporting whānau with children under 5 in Aotearoa.

Today, Plunket nurses conduct Well Child Tamariki Ora checks for over 85% of infants in New Zealand. These free health and development assessments begin soon after birth and continue until tamariki [children] have had a B4 school check. During these visits, support and information is provided to help whānau feel confident in their parenting role, so children get the best start in life. Advice and information is also available through PlunketLine which is a free 24-hour 7 days a week phone service.

Enrolments are now open for Babysitting Basics

Auckland Women’s Centre operates on a sliding scale payment model. Please pay what you can afford – there will be no questions asked.