First Aid for Babies and Toddlers

a MUST for any new parent!
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The course was great, really practical and to the point, and the step by step scenarios you gave were particularly useful.  I like the way you reiterated everything and checked our understanding (esp as my brain is very sleep deprived so not functioning very well). Although it is horrible to think that something might happen to your child, knowledge is power and I feel a lot more confident in my ability to react calmly and respond quickly.

The booklet that came with the course is very user friendly (just reading it now!). I love the flow chart on the back of your course flier.

Kathy Langhorne


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. It can be scary being responsible for the well-being of a new baby; our courses are designed to reassure you and equip you with skills to calmly assess the situation and give the right first aid when an accident happens. Prompt and appropriate First Aid saves lives.

The First Aid for Babies and Toddlers 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 no Baby First Aid course is advertised, please book onto one of our scheduled Emergency First Aid courses and email us to let us know. We will then ensure the course is tailored to precisely meet your needs and you are given ample opportunity to focus on your chosen age group.  The core course syllabus for the Emergency First Aid course is identical to that on the Baby First Aid course.

If you would like a bespoke group course or would like to have your babies 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.

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.

I can’t rate this course highly enough! First Aid for Life organised for an instructor to come to my house and a group of my NCT friends and I undertook a 3 hour course where we learnt all about the most common accidents and emergency situations concerning young children. We all found the course absolutely invaluable and feel so much more prepared and confident, especially now our little ones are starting to crawl and eat finger foods. A definite must do if you are a new mum!
Angie Elrick


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Steve Tiso
Steve Tiso
12:54 19 Jun 21
The courses and the trainers are fantastic. I have completed on-line and face to face courses covering Dog first aid, ... Mental health first aid, Paediatric and First aid at work. I would recommend First aid for life when you need any first aid more
Debbie Franckeiss
Debbie Franckeiss
13:47 24 May 21
I found the online course and practical training day excellent! The trainer was very good and included lots of... practical tips and examples. Very easy to follow and understand, I can highly recommend these courses!read more
Emma Reynolds
Emma Reynolds
15:12 12 May 21
A great solid learning course. So much interesting info delivered in the way that you remember. No light hearted ness... - true facts given that may require ones self to address, should a situation happen. Well done to you guys & our great course leader. So much energy & passion more
S F Head
S F Head
09:51 07 May 21
Great working with Emma. Really good communication throughout. Great educational options available. The students... enjoyed the chance to gain a certificate and also the Online session more
Rose Goddard
Rose Goddard
09:56 03 May 21
We had an excellent session with the trainer Jenny - what a wonderful teacher! Everyone was really engaged and came... away from the training having learnt so more
Andy Thwaite
Andy Thwaite
14:37 15 Apr 21
First Aid for Life are both thorough as well as thoroughly entertaining. Staff at school found the approach struck just... the right balance between the two. One member of staff was quoted saying: "That was the best First Aid Training I have ever done." You can't wish for much more than that - thank you!read more
Attila Simony
Attila Simony
22:53 06 Apr 21
Did the Mental Health First Aid course: very thorough, lots of useful information, easy-to-follow material,... enthusiastic and supportive training team. I can only recommend!read more
Agnieszka Sawicka
Agnieszka Sawicka
23:46 21 Aug 20
I'M JUST FINISH MY PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE I am REALLY satisfied I enjoy so much.STEVEN- THE TRAINER WAS AMAZING... HIGHLY ENERGETIC guy ,MOTIVATED AND REALLY ENJOY WORKING, concentrated on all details explain everything perfectly which makes think so easy to understand I recommend to everyone who looking for professional course with a lot of funread more
The Train Station
The Train Station
12:15 04 Aug 20
I've had over 20 years of First Aid courses in various locations and environments. Without exception this was the... best. From the get go we were very well informed and kept up to date with information during the COVID-19 developments and it's subsequent restrictions and limitations. The course was very well attended (including 5 of my own Team) by a diverse crowd with varying experience and requirements. These were all answered and handled exceptionally. Clarity in explanation and understanding was second to none and it's the very first time a course leader has not only explained the biomechanics of certain situations and techniques but also applied relevant, practical and common sense! Cannot recommend them more
20:32 01 Jun 20
I have completed the training online and in my setting and the experience was amazing. I have refreshed my previous... knowledge and I found it useful. Thank youread more
Carol Lake
Carol Lake
14:45 09 May 20
I have just completed the online component of the course. It was very informative and well presented with a mixture of... videos and reading. The quizzes throughout the course helped with learningread more
Laura Groogan
Laura Groogan
11:49 10 Mar 20
I recently completed the Emergency First Aid at Work with First Aid for Life. I would like to say that our Tutor Gaynor... was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining, personable and made the day really enjoyable. Would highly recommend to anyone that needs or wants to learn this. Location was easy to find and facilities were clean, comfortable. Great experience all round and good value for more
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