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Our Multi Award winning classes are delivered in a relaxed and comfortable style and give you confidence to know what actions to take if faced with a medical emergency.
Mini First Aid offers a range of classes across the UK for all the family; parents, grandparents, carers and for children as young as three years old, training them in basic and life-saving first aid.
Our new ONLINE LEARNING course allows parents and carers to take our award-winning two-hour course from the safety of their own home.
Helen has worked as a Registered adult and Sick Children's nurse, and for over 20 years she was a community nurse for children with special needs and disabilities. Having 2 sons of her own, one of whom has a life threatening illness she is keen to share her knowledge of first aid with other parents and carers.
Nicky is a trainer with over 20 years teaching experience and has been an active First Aider since 1996. Nicky is a mum to one grown up son and a very proud Grandma to one very energetic Grandson, Ashley. Having been a manager of a Children’s Centre, Nicky believes every parent/grandparent and carer should equip themselves with First Aid Skills as experience has taught her that you never know what is around the corner.
Jodie came and gave a fantastic session at my house last evening which my friends and family found very informative and enjoyable. Jodie is very knowledgeable in what she does and we all felt that we had learnt some really useful and important safety techniques. Would highly recommend Jodie’s class if you are a mum to be or parents. Thank you so much xx
"We are so glad we have done a Mini First Aid class. We enjoyed the class, found it really useful and feel so much more prepared in the build up to having our baby.”
We attended the Mini First Aid class when I was pregnant last year. Fast forward to now and my baby girl is 8months old and my training has just saved her life! My daughter began silently choking on a piece of toast and had started to turn purple, because of my training I remained as calm as can be in that situation and was able to get her in the correct position and give her some black blows and retrieve the nasty culprit. £20 I paid for that course, it was the best £20 I ever spent because my daughter's life is priceless. I know for a fact before attending the course I would have just panicked and screamed, not knowing the best course of action. Thank you so much Mini First Aid, you saved my daughter's life and for that I'm eternally grateful.
It was a pleasure meeting Kate and Jacky from Mini First Aid and being taught what to do in case of an emergency. Learning CPR and what to do when a child is choking is invaluable. Obviously, I hope I never had to use the things I learned in today’s class, but horrible things happen and knowing these techniques can really make a huge difference. The class was fun and accessible given the seriousness of the topic. I would highly recommend everyone doing it.
The Mini First Aid Class (filmed for ITVBe) was a fantastic class, both Arg and I found it a really good and informative session
We have seen hundreds of clients go through the Infection Control Course and heard nothing but positive feedback. They were able to do everything in their own time and now have the ability to promote their certificate/badge to all current and future customers which has helped them secure both venues and new clients. I would highly recommend anyone that is running a children's activities business to complete this course.
Knowing you already Jodie I know how knowledgable, capable and passionate you are so not surprised at all at how good the session was today! Really impressed and would highly recommend to anyone! Great balance between professional delivery of important information and informality, meaning the group were comfortable to ask lots of questions which were all confidently answered, and share personal experiences. I definitely feel better informed and more confident that I would know what to do should I need to. Thank you xx
Had a session with 6 friends/family yesterday evening and really enjoyed the class. Very informative but also laid back making it easier for everyone to join in. The information and demonstrations have made me feel more confident with dealing with situations that may arise with my newborn baby both now and as he gets older. The thought of him choking scared me to death before last night to the point that I was dreading the weaning off milk time but after the session I feel more at ease with it knowing that I would know what to do if the situation arose. Jodie is a lovely person and I would definitely recommend this class to others.
Sky are always looking for ways to better support their staff and Parents@Sky Network offers support and benefits to staff who are parents. I came across Mini First Aid through a Facebook promotion and there was a huge demand for the Infant and Child First Aid class which was shared on our internal and external social channels. The communication and organisation of the event was excellent - Sarah-Lou was professional, engaging and even injected some parent style humour! The class was interactive and educational - everyone took something away from it including much more confidence in dealing with any emergencies which could arise with their little ones. The feedback received on the back of it was amazing! It was a great success and hopefully something we can do again, and potentially roll out to other sites in the UK. Thank you Mini First Aid, you were a pleasure to deal with!
One afternoon, we were enjoying a day out in the sunshine and had stopped to feed our daughter of 7 months, she’s just started solid food and we’d been giving her sliced banana to chew on. On this particular day, she inhaled a small piece and began to choke. I quickly remembered Martin’s words, put her in the proper hold, bottom in the air and one forceful strike between her shoulder blades dislodged the banana and although she was shocked, she was able to breathe again and I can’t tell you how relieved we felt! It may have only been 10 seconds in which she couldn’t breathe but it was terrifying. Had I not had the training from Martin and Mini First Aid, I cannot even begin to imagine how differently the situation could have turned out. In fact, I’d go as far to say that the training I received enabled me to save our daughter’s life.
I took part in the two hour course this morning and cannot recommend it enough! I’m already trained in child first aid due to my job, but I’m about to become a mother and wanted some information on first aid for babies. The trainer was so friendly and made the class really enjoyable. She was able to make me feel more confident in dealing with possible baby injuries and my own knowledge of coping with different situations. A bargain at £20 for peace of mind, thank you!
There are a gazillion things I never seem to get around to doing (fixing the broken blind in our bedroom, getting some photos printed of ‘the baby’ who is almost two but still doesn’t exist on our walls, pinning down the coffee date I’ve been promising my neglected friend via WhatsApp for at least 6 months…) BUT this morning I finally got my arse in gear and ticked off something from my ‘Really Must Do’ list by attending a First Aid class designed specifically for parents, grandparents and carers of babies and young children. It took just two hours out of my morning and covered a whole host of stuff including what to do if a child is choking, how to deal with burns/breaks/bleeding and the basics of life-saving CPR for kids.
I cannot recommend Mini First Aid enough. Kate ran a private class for me and my 11 year old daughter in the comfort of our own home, which was perfect especially as my babies are due any day now. My daughter and I feel much more confident in knowing what to do in a range of emergency situations and I also got some extra twin tips from Kate as a fellow twin Mum! It's such an important life skill that every parent and carer should have so I would urge you to book a Mini First Aid course today.