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Nine girls at the Plum Point Community Youth Network received certificated that declared them as certified babysitters on July 29. First row (l to r): Magen Wells, Celista Tatchell, Shelby Wells, Jorja Way, Sydney Genge. Second row (l to r): Instructor Trudy Coles, Kailee White, Sara Dempster, Ocean Hynes, Breanne White, and Nancy Baines Toope, CYN Executive Director.
Nine girls at the Plum Point Community Youth Network received certificated that declared them as certified babysitters on July 29. First row (l to r): Magen Wells, Celista Tatchell, Shelby Wells, Jorja Way, Sydney Genge. Second row (l to r): Instructor Trudy Coles, Kailee White, Sara Dempster, Ocean Hynes, Breanne White, and Nancy Baines Toope, CYN Executive Director.

Nine young girls in the Plum Point area learnt a course that they can take with them for the rest of their lives.

On July 29, the Plum Point Community Youth Network hosted a St. John Ambulance Babysitting Course for the girls aged 11 to 13. They were trained in various aspects of babysitting, such as feeding, handling, playing with babies and younger children, basic first aid, and safety and handling emergencies when caring for babies and younger children.
It was a day-long course taught by certified babysitting course instructor, Public Health Nurse Trudy Coles.
Each girl was given the opportunity to practice their skills on dolls and first aid models.
“The basis of the course was to teach each of the girls how to be confident with working with young children up to the age of ten,” explained Nancy Baines Toope, Plum Point Community Youth Network Executive Director.
At the conclusion of the day, each girl completed an exam testing their skills. As a result of the course, each of the nine girls became certified babysitters, receiving a certificate attesting to their abilities.
The course was offered as the girls had come forward to CYN, requesting that something like this be made available to them.

stephen.roberts@northernpen.ca

On July 29, the Plum Point Community Youth Network hosted a St. John Ambulance Babysitting Course for the girls aged 11 to 13. They were trained in various aspects of babysitting, such as feeding, handling, playing with babies and younger children, basic first aid, and safety and handling emergencies when caring for babies and younger children.
It was a day-long course taught by certified babysitting course instructor, Public Health Nurse Trudy Coles.
Each girl was given the opportunity to practice their skills on dolls and first aid models.
“The basis of the course was to teach each of the girls how to be confident with working with young children up to the age of ten,” explained Nancy Baines Toope, Plum Point Community Youth Network Executive Director.
At the conclusion of the day, each girl completed an exam testing their skills. As a result of the course, each of the nine girls became certified babysitters, receiving a certificate attesting to their abilities.
The course was offered as the girls had come forward to CYN, requesting that something like this be made available to them.

stephen.roberts@northernpen.ca

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