Area Youth Complete Babysitter Training Course

Jun 27, 2017
babysitters 2017Completing the babysitter training course at Wyandot Memorial Hospital were (first row, from left) Kathryn Van Horn, Kara Gottfried, Kandence Stoops, Sarah Reinhart, Alyse Swartz; (second row) Jazmyn Orr, Ariel Fishpaw, Adrian Malone, Pandora Meadows; (third row) Jayceea Brewer, Madison Byrum, Katie Homburg, Julia Brodman; (fourth row) Maeley Gaster, Sydney Ham, Alexis Korody, Cassidy Frankart; (fifth row) Stephanie Bassler, Audrey Bower, Mikayla Blankenship and Hannah Beamer. 


Twenty-one babysitters completed the recent training course at Wyandot Memorial Hospital. 

Attending the seven-hour class were Jayceea Brewer, Julia Brodman, Alexis Korody, Sarah Reinhart and Kandence Stoops from Carey; Cassidy Frankart from McCutchenville; Mikayla Blankenship, Maeley Gaster, Sydney Ham and Pandora Meadows from Nevada; Jazmyn Orr from Sycamore; and Stephanie Bassler, Hannah Beamer, Audrey Bower, Madison Byrum, Ariel Fishpaw, Kara Gottfried, Katie Homburg, Adrian Malone, Alyse Swartz and Kathryn Van Horn from Upper Sandusky.

The youth attending the babysitter training course learned important safety guidelines from Neil Reidlinger of the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Department, and Chad Ward of the Upper Sandusky Fire Department discussed fire safety and practiced drills with the babysitters.

Wyandot Memorial Hospital nurses participating in the training included Tammy Leeth (infant care), April Manns (first aid & CPR) and Kristen Penwell (CPR). Wellness Center Dietitian Shannon Erskine talked to the youth about nutrition and helped the class create several healthy snacks for tasting. Executive Assistant Mary Anne Schwenning addressed poisons, growth and development, expectations for babysitters and job skills. 

Those sitters completing the course who have parental permission may have their name on a referral list available at the hospital’s information desk or from Schwenning.

Wyandot Memorial Hospital began offering the free babysitter training program in 1985 as a community service.  For more information about the next class or the list of sitters, contact Schwenning by phoning 419-294-4991, extension 2205, or emailing her at