What Supplies Do I Need to Teach Safe Sitter® Courses?

Offering programs by Safe Sitter® is easy and affordable. There is no registration fee to become a Safe Sitter® Provider. When you purchase your course materials to offer Safe Sitter® Essentials ($199) you will receive a Game Pack, Graphics Pack, sample copy of the Student Handbook, and one Important Information Note Pad. Instructor training ($249/person) is completed online in about four hours. Each Instructor will receive an Instructor Manual and Instructor tote.

CPR manikins are required when teaching the choking rescue and CPR portions of the Safe Sitter® curriculum. Instructors need infant and child manikins for rescue skills practice. It is best if each student has a manikin. If you are not teaching CPR, you will still need at least one infant and one child manikin for every 6-8 students during the choking rescue skills practice. If you are teaching CPR, you will need additional supplies for the manikins, such as lung/airway bags. Video instruction of choking rescue and CPR by Dr. Sara Ross, Safe Sitter’s Medical Director, is included in the course materials fee.

Soft-bodied dolls and disposable diapers are needed for the diapering portion of the class. Students may bring in dolls they have at home or infant manikins may be used.

An important part of our class experience is using the Safe Sitter® Student Handbook. Each student is required to have a Safe Sitter® Student Handbook to use during class and then take home afterward to keep for future reference. As a Safe Sitter ®Provider, it is your responsibility to order enough Student Handbooks prior to class to ensure each student will have their own copy. Each Student Handbook ($18.00) includes a completion card. Please note: the Safe Sitter® Student Handbook is copyrighted material and no part of the Student Handbook may be reproduced in any form or by any means.

Each student will need 2-3 sheets from the Safe Sitter® Important Information Note Pad during class. These can be purchased with your Handbooks for $1.35 each and contain 50 pages. Most Providers purchase one note pad per student to use during the class and with future babysitting jobs.

Additional items that are needed include:

  • Name tags for students and Instructors
  • A pencil for each student
  • Scotch/masking tape to tape game pieces to the wall
  • Telephone or cell phone to use during role-plays