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NEW BABYSITTING CLASSES CAN BE FOUND ON OUR CLASSES PAGE! Or, if you have a group that would like to take the class, please email Bernadette

Summer is coming!!! And what better time to enlist that 10 year-old down the street to help you with your littles? Mother’s helpers and babysitters are a win-win situation for everyone! The littles get to have time to really play with the prized BIG kids in the neighborhood and the BIG kids have time to hone their babysitting skills and at the same time earn some  money of their own.

So if you have a child who would like to learn the basics of babysitting this is the class for them. We’ll go over such things such as…

  • playful games for indoors and out
  • how to make smooth transitions from playtime to practicals
  • tips for creating pleasant bedtimes and mealtimes
  • how to use your own skills, talents and abilities to enhance your time with the kids
  • safety tips for in the house and in the yard
  • how to create your very own Mary Poppins bag of tricks
  • what to do in an emergency and when to call for help
  • how to maintain good relationships with the families you work with
  • how to handle the business of babysitting

This 2.5 hour class will provide students with information, tips, tools and creative ideas for making sure they can offer their client families and the children they work with, the most thoughtful, thorough and caring babysitting possible. And each participant will receive a free download of our Slow Family Living Babysitter’s Handbook and a Slow Family Living Official Babysitter’s Certificate to prove it!

 

Who: Kids ages 9-13

When: Saturday, May 14 2011 or Friday, June 3rd (click each one to register for that date!)

Time: 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Cost: $35.00 (includes a free download of our Slow Family Living Babysitter’s Handbook)

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Shifting into Fall

In most places and in most minds too, summer officially ends over with the close of Labor Day weekend.  Picnics are thrown, beaches and pools are shut down and school starts up or gets into full swing. It’s a season of transition and a time of year too to set some intentions for how you want it all to go.

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Here in Austin, as the temperatures hover in the low to mid-nineties, it’s hard to imagine a shift into full on fall season and harder still to imagine saying goodbye to summer. But it’s true, it’s true! And even at Slow Family Living we are making the shift and setting up the calendar for a couple of great months of classes, workshops, fill-ups and more.

If you haven’t checked our class schedule lately, take a look and see what we’ve got coming up. Whether you are a little family just starting out, a seasoned mom seeking solace or a girls’ night out, a growing family needing ideas or inspiration, or a pre-teen looking to spread your wings into the babysitting world, we’ve got something on the calendar for you.

We hope this season of shifting schedules is going smoothly for you. Our goal continues to be to help families and individuals slow down, connect and truly enjoy their time together. Let us know how we can help.

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Babysitting 101 and then some

Do you know or see lots of families with little ones in your neighborhood or in your circle of friends? Do you like kids and are ready to start earning some money doing what you love? If so, you’re ready to start babysitting and in this class you can learn how to be the most connected, joyful, babysitter on the block.

This class, taught by Bernadette Noll, mother of four and longtime babysitter, will teach you some really practical and innovative ways to connect with kids while maintaining your position of being the responsible one in charge. In this class we’ll teach you…

  • playful games for indoors and out
  • how to make smooth transitions from playtime to practicals
  • tips for creating pleasant bedtimes and mealtimes
  • how to use your own skills, talents and abilities to enhance your time with the kids
  • safety tips for in the house and in the yard
  • how to create your very own Mary Poppins bag of tricks
  • what to do in an emergency and when to call for help
  • how to maintain good relationships with the families you work with

This 3 hour class will provide you with information, tips, tools and creative ideas for making sure you can offer your client families and the children you work with, the most thoughtful, thorough and caring babysitting possible.

Who: Kids ages 9-14

When: Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Time: 10 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Cost: $45.00 (snacks provided)

To register click here…

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