These 3 hour courses are designed to teach parents, childminders, grandparents and carers basic life saving and first aid techniques, such as CPR, choking and accident prevention, and are run by paediatric nurses, registered nurses, paramedics, ambulance staff, experienced first aid instructors with specialist training and experience in child health.
Participants are invited to join baby and child first aid courses and learn paediatric first aid in Brighton, Hove, Worthing, Horsham, Wimbledon as well as the rest of Sussex, Surrey and London.
Bringing baby? Non-mobile babies are more than welcome on all of our baby and child first aid courses. We do limit the number of babies to 4 per course for our open courses. Please let us know when booking if you are bringing your baby or twins.
As well as expert tuition, you’ll also receive a paediatric emergency first aid booklet, accident prevention information handouts, a certificate of attendance and follow up support if needed. Please note this is a certificate of attendance and does not qualify participants as first aiders, we do offer longer courses for this purpose.
Our teachers don’t tell ‘horror stories’ but draw upon everyday examples from their many years of paediatric healthcare experience whilst covering and managing the following subjects:
- How to deal with choking in a baby, child or adult
- The recovery position
- Basic life support on babies, children and adults
- Accident prevention with young children
- Burns and scalds
- Foreign objects
- Head injuries
- Febrile convulsions and fits
- Recognising Meningitis
- How to prevent all this happening in the first place
- Essential information about safety in the home and garden
Our baby and child first aid courses in Brighton, Hove, Worthing, Wimbledon, Sussex, Surrey and London last approximately three hours however, longer courses are also available.
All of the dates for this course can be found by clicking on the prices, bookings and enquiries tab at the top of this page.
This course can also be run ‘at home’. Sessions can be run during the day, in the evening or at weekends.
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Do I need to learn first aid? One parent’s story...
Two months after I attended the baby first aid class, my 7 month old daughter choked on a piece of bread. It was awful - one minute she was fine and the next she was hunched over in her high chair, purple in the face and gasping for air. Although I was terrified, because I had been on the course I felt confident in what I was doing and was able to help her.
If I hadn't had the training I'm not sure I would have been able to stop feelings of panic from taking over or whether I would have been able to dislodge the food quickly, or at all. It may well be that the first aid training saved my daughter's life.
Kate and baby Isla
Thank you so much for today Sarah, it was a really great afternoon and all of my friends have said what a lot they have learnt and how much they enjoyed it. We all thought you were an excellent trainer and made the learning memorable and fun.
I feel a lot more confident and knowledgable about what to do now, not just in an emergency situation but also with the day to day bumps and scrapes that go hand in hand with having children."
Feedback from an At Home Baby First Aid Course