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.
I’m Lucy, a nurse, a wife, a mum and a first aid trainer. I love to make a difference and I want to make a difference to you and your family. Children don’t come with manuals; don’t I know it! But if they did, Mini First Aid should be chapter number 1! As parents, it’s difficult to think of our children being taken seriously ill or having an accident, but it does happen. The difference between Life and death could be knowing how to react and administer first aid quickly and effectively before help arrives. My knowledge and skills gained from a decade of nursing is the perfect grounding for being a Mini First Aid trainer. I feel privileged to be in a position to teach you how to save a childs’ life. It makes me feel fulfilled, it makes you feel safe. I love my job! Lucy
I'm Aideen, an emergency nurse with over 15 years experience, who discovered that dealing with a hungry and tired 3year old is more stressful than Friday night in the Emergency Department! A wise person once said 'Being a parent is learning the strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you didn't know existed', I think every parent can relate to this! My many years of dealing with emergency medical situations provides me with the ideal background to teach first aid to parents and carers, from one parent and carer to another.
I'm Amanda, a paramedic, wife, mum and first aid trainer. My passion for first aid arose when I was a flight attendant and dealing with in flight medical emergencies was my forte. I then trained as a paramedic 18 years ago and still today work shifts regularly on an ambulance, I have found that this helps me greatly in my role as a first aid trainer as I can bring real life scenarios that I have encountered on an ambulance into my first aid training. Coming to the aid of a hurt or injured child and also comforting the parents or carers is something I never want to do but sadly accidents happen. My aim is to help carers and parents to know what to do in an emergency, how to help that child ,and to reassure you that first aid is really quite simple to learn and to dispel that fear and make everyone confident to deal with any first aid situation that may arise.
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.
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 completed the course when our baby was tiny and now am very thankful we did. At 8 months old now and into everything, he started to choke on an ice cube. He went red, couldn't cough and was starting to go blue. The invaluable advice learnt at the course most certainly helped to save his life! Thank you Mini First Aid x
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!
"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.