Safe Sitter


Safe Sitter® Class

For students in grades 6-8.

Classes run from 8:30 am – 4 pm and are held at Valley Regional Hospital.

Class cost is $55 |  Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants.

Please call 603.542.3493 or Nichole.Nash@vrh.org

Description:

Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR and choking rescue!

Safe Sitter® Course Content:

  • Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
  • Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
  • First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
  • Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

Safe Sitter® Program Options:

  • Safe Sitter® Essentials, 5½-hour curriculum (formerly known as Safe Sitter® 1-day)

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Student must be at least 11 years old



Dear Parent/Guardian(s):
A great deal of information is presented in a short period of time during the Safe Sitter® course. We want every child to succeed in the course, and we will work with you to make alternate plans if your child has difficulty keeping up. Please let us know if there is anything about your child that we should know to help your child succeed.

Allergies

Manikin Practice
Safe Sitter® includes practice of rescue skills on CPR manikins. Manikins require strict standards for controlling infection.

Emergency Medical Permission
I agree to the following: In the event of a health emergency, I authorize Valley Regional Healthcare (site) to seek emergency care for my child. In the event of any accident or health problem which may require the attention of a physician, I may be contacted at (phone) listed above. If I am not available, my emergency contact may be contacted at (phone) and is authorized to act on behalf of my child.

Other Terms and Conditions
 The teaching site reserves the right to decline the application of any student, or send home any student who, according to the site's discretion, is disruptive or puts him/herself or others at risk.
 I, the undersigned, consent to the use, reproduction and publication by Safe Sitter, Inc. and/or the teaching site of pictures or recordings taken of my child during the program for publicity purposes.
 Acknowledgement of Risk of Injury/Release and Waiver. I acknowledge and understand that there may be a risk of injury involved in the activities that my child will engage in during the program. In consideration of my child's participation in the program, I hereby agree to release, waive, hold harmless, and shall indemnify Safe Sitter, Inc. and the teaching site and their respective employees, members, officers and other staff members from liability to us and our child for any and all claims.
 I, the undersigned, have read this release and understand all of its terms. I execute it voluntarily and with full knowledge of its meaning and significance.
 I, the undersigned, hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge, my child is able to safely participate in the program activities for which he or she has been registered.
 By submitting this registration form I agree to the terms listed above and provide my signature as proof of acceptance.
 I consent and authorize (site) to submit the name and address of my child to Safe Sitter, Inc.
I understand that Safe Sitter, Inc. will not sell, share or trade this information with other organizations.

By submitting this form I am consenting to all of terms and conditions above.