Overall it was a perfect course, the atmosphere, the venue, the opportunity for us to “add things” to the course that we wanted to know about. I would recommend your course to anyone with confidence. Many thanks again for the great day.


First Aid for Children:

First Aid for Life is an Award Winning fully regulated First Aid Training provider, our trainers are highly experienced medical and emergency services professionals who will tailor the training to your needs. Our courses are designed to reassure you and equip you with skills to calmly assess an emergency situation and give immediate first aid when an accident happens. Prompt and appropriate First Aid saves lives.

These First Aid for Children courses are extremely popular and as parents ourselves, we ensure we cover all the common first aid emergencies and empower you with confidence to help when it really matters.

Our courses are extremely practical and we have ample mannequins to enable loads of hands-on experience.

If you would like a bespoke group course or need to have your children with you, we would be delighted to come to your home or venue of your choice and run a group course at a time and place to suit you.

Children from the age of 6 can learn these skills along with you and we often run courses for groups of children wanting to learn these vital skills for babysitting, Duke of Edinburgh, in preparation for secondary school or just to have additional knowledge keep themselves and their friends safe.

If you attend one of our scheduled courses you will be awarded with an Emergency First Aid Certificate on the day. The certificate is valid for 3 years.

  • Parents & Grandparents
  • NCT groups
  • Parent & Baby/Toddler groups
  • Anyone caring for, or working with children who would like to know how to help in an emergency, but are not looking to be Ofsted Registered.
Every course is tailored to the needs of those attending – please let us know if there are particular areas you need us to cover.

First Aid for babies focuses on all aspects of first aid crucial for those looking after a baby. We will help you to keep your baby safe and prepare you with the skills and confidence to be able to help in a medical emergency.  First Aid for children / First Aid for toddlers focuses on the most common first aid emergencies as little ones become more mobile and inquisitive.

Both the above are included in the scheduled Emergency First Aid course however for groups we will organise a bespoke content entirely to your needs and focusing exclusively on the age group you would like.

This course will be adapted to the needs of those attending, but as a guide we usually cover:  

  • Action in an emergency
  • Priorities if your baby or child appears to be unconscious
  • How to establish if they are breathing
  • Understanding the best time to phone an ambulance
  • Practical sessions on the recovery position and resuscitation (CPR)
  • How to put a baby and child into the recovery position
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • First Aid kits
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Head injuries
  • Febrile convulsions and fitting
  • Meningitis and Septicaemia
3 hours

Our experienced trainers will use questions and scenarios to assess your understanding and skills throughout the course and will ensure you are fully confident with the practical sessions.

Your certificate is awarded on the day, and is valid for 3 years.

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First Aid for Children

Emergency First Aid (3 hour)

Our Emergency First Aid (3 hour) course covers accidents and emergencies in adults, babies and children and concentrates upon the most common children’s medical emergencies, the syllabus for Emergency First Aid is the same as our First Aid for Babies course – you will be able to choose to focus on the age group most relevant for you and the course will be tailored to your needs.
First Aid for Children

Paediatric First Aid

We also offer a full day Paediatric First Aid course that will give you a more comprehensive first aid knowledge covering additional childhood accidents and injuries and covering the full syllabus specified by Ofsted for Child Carers and is the one Nannies need to register with Ofsted.

First Aid for Children

Group Courses

For group courses: we would be delighted to run a specific First Aid for Babies and/or Children course at a time and place to suit you, tailored to your specific needs.

First Aid for Children

Group Courses

For group courses: We would be delighted to run a specific First Aid for Babies and/or Children course at a time and place to suit you, tailored to your specific needs. We will cover any specific areas you would like us to include and any specific focus you need.


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