Studies show that children are safest with babysitters who set clear-cut rules, such as "No arguing about existentialism before bedtime" and "Nobody puts babysitter in a corner." Be your own elite sitter force with today's Groupon: for $27, you get an all-day babysitting training class from Kidproof (a $55 value). Classes take place at the Louis Riel Library on Dakota Street and at the Westwood Library on Allard Street. This Groupon is good for a class at either of the two available locations. Customers can call to enroll in the course date and at location that best suits their schedules.
Founded by ex-cop and child-safety expert Samantha Wilson, Kidproof educates parents and children across North America on issues of family safety. Each seven-hour babysitting training class, which begins at 10 a.m. and carries on until 5 p.m., gives youngsters ages 12–15 a solid foundation in basic sitter knowledge and rudimentary tube-sock ventriloquism. In addition to confidence-building child-care tips from Kidproof's babysitter experts, students receive two hours of first-aid tutoring. Graduates of the daylong class leave having learned how to safely find a babysitting job and how to look after children of all ages. Take-home goodies include a babysitter handbook, a wallet-sized babysitter training-completion card, and a state-of-the-art babysitter teddy bear finder. Kidproof requests that pupils bring along a lunch containing no nuts or candy, a teddy bear or doll about the size of a baby, and a pen and paper.