Babysitters call for first aid training

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Babysitters are calling for compulsory first aid training to become part of the national curriculum to help them to do their job properly.

A report by the Daycare Trust contains "near-miss" stories from babysitters including those of children in their care climbing out of windows, falling off chairs or choking.

It says a third of the 15 to 24-year-olds who become babysitters do so to help parents work and so are crucial to the future of the economy.