Published: Wednesday 15 February 2017

In this interview we meet Kay. Kay's one of the instructors on our Baby and Child First Aid and Paediatric First Aid courses which take place across Sussex as well as in Raynes Park and Wimbledon for the Baby and Child First Aid courses. Kay has been involved in first aid response within the hospitality and leisure industries for the past 25 years. For the past three years she has been a fully qualified life guard and swim instructor with continual ongoing first aid training and emergency response responsibilities. Hello Kay!

Name: Kay Baldock

Lives: Horsham

What do you teach? First aid to parents and child-care professionals.

How long have you been an instructor? Two years as a first aid instructor.

What made you want to become an instructor? I was a swim instructor before and held the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. I felt this would be a new challenge! I am also a first responder so had a good knowledge of first aid.

Have you always been an instructor? No.

What’s your favourite part of your job? Being able to pass on knowledge that could enable people to save lives.

How do you keep your skills up to date? Being a first responder means I train every month so I undertake continuing professional development (CPD) regularly.

What qualities do you think are important in a first aid instructor? The most important quality is effective communication.

What benefits do you derive from first aid? My first aid knowledge and skills make me a good trainer and first responder, so it's useful in many ways.

What’s your top tip for first aid? You are not alone: the 999 service is always at the end of the phone.

Who would you most like to teach on one of your courses? I really enjoy teaching parents.

Thanks Kay. If you'd like to learn the vital skills of first aid in relation to babies and children, join us on one of our regular courses. If you're a parent or carer, we have courses specifically for you, as well as for those who care for children in a professional capacity.

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