These 3 hour courses are designed to teach parents, childcarers, 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. We have trained over 3000 parents across the South East
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.
Can't get to a venue? Can't find a course near you?
We now offer a fully Online Baby and Child First Aid course. This is ideal for people who are unable to attend one of our venues or host their own course. For more details please see our Online Baby and Child First Aid training page.
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 (CPR) 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
Price £38pp or £60 per couple
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 across the South East.
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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
I attended the Baby and Child First Aid course at the weekend, being taught by Marita. I found the course to be informative and interesting, with a lot of focus on the practical, which really helped me to take everything in. With a small group, it gave us all the chance to ask questions and have a go at the practical elements, and made it a more personal experience. I hope never to have to use what I learnt but, should I need to, I am confident I will be able to put my new skills into practice.
Emily M, November 2017
I have attended the baby First Aid courses taught by Marita. It was very informative, and nice small group with plenty of time to ask question and practice. I feel much more confident now if i ever have to use the skills either on my own child or others. It always good to know more and that the one minute during an incident could make a huge difference.
SauFun, November 2017
I attended the Baby First aid course last Saturday. I thought it was really convenient to have the course run at a friend's place as we could bring the baby eith us as well. The course lasted for 3 hours and covered the essentials, which I think is really necessary for first-time parents.
Olga Mikhaylova, April 2017