Find out how Mini First Aid is responding to the ongoing development & spread of coronavirus & COVID-19
Our First Aid Classes are available for children from as young as 3 years old. Our Early Years (ages 3-6) Kids (7-11) and Teens classes (11-16) have won awards and provide children with the basic first aid knowledge required for a first aid emergency. The classes meet the new 2020 UK National Curriculum Requirements.
You can book onto a public class at a local venue, or you can enquire about classes to take place in schools, clubs or privately arranged venues.
Mini First Aid Early Years classes are for children aged 3-6 and work with the Early Years & Key Stage 1 Curriculum. Children learn about what happens to their bodies if they are hurt and how they would be treated by a grown up.
There are 2 classes available;
After each class children will receive a certificate for attending. The award-winning classes are loved by all.
Mini First Aid Kids is designed for children aged 7-11. Children are starting to be more independent and can understand basic first aid. In the 1-hour session, Children learn to deal with bumps, burns, breaks and bleeding, carry out CPR and deal with choking. The class is practical, lots of fun and involves lots of activities for the children to enjoy. A favourite with schools and voluntary groups, the class can also be organised for private groups.
Children with Healthy Minds AND Healthy Bodies
With mental health on the National Curriculum for Primary and Secondary schools, our Healthy Minds programme teaches children aged 7-11 about how to stay healthy mentally as well as physically.
We know from teachers and children, that our award-winning Kids classes are memorable and fun. So we have taken what we do, and applied it to the most important issue for children right now: Having a healthy mind.
Healthy Minds includes six 1 hour workshop style classes which provide children with a solid foundation for positive mental health and wellbeing.
Workshops: Self Esteem, Anxiety, Bullying, Body Image, Resilience and Healthy Minds (Putting Skills into Practice)
Mini First Aid Teens is for children aged 11-16. This class enables them to deliver first aid if no adults were available. In the 2-hour session, Teens learn to carry out CPR and deal with choking, deal with head injuries, burns, breaks, bleeding, asthma attacks and allergic reactions. This class meets the KS3 National Curriculum Requirements in England & Wales. The class is practical, lots of fun and involves lots of activities for the children to enjoy. Perfect for schools and voluntary groups, the class can also be organised for private groups.
A great course covering all the essential information you need to know as a parent. I left feeling more confident I’d know what to do if anything should happen to my little one; burns, cuts, bumps, choking and God forbid CPR. A lovely friendly instructor too, delivered concisely. Thank you 😊
Liz delivered the course in an easy to understand and practical way, whilst using realistic scenarios. It was clear that all the parents who attended felt more confident and well equipped for handling any future first aid incidents with their little ones. Considering covid measures, Liz was still able to deliver a ‘hands on’ course whilst adhering to rules which did not seem to hinder the learning experience. Parents were offered time to practice the skills learnt and Liz demonstrated when this was not possible. A recommended course for any parent or child carer. Many Thanks.
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 attended the course at Hydro Hub in Newton Abbot the covid measures in place made me feel safe and the course was very informative and engaging. Compressions could still be done on mannequins and these were sterilised after each use. I would recommend mini first aid as a comprehensive overview on children’s first aid.
Liz ran a fantastic class today! Very informative and educational. I left feeling a lot more confident that I can put the skills she taught to use if ever required! It was great that I could bring my 14 week old baby and welcomed to breastfeed him. I’d highly recommend these classes!
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.
"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 had a private session booked with Liz and it was fantastic value for money, extremely relaxed and so very informative. I felt like I could ask any questions and came away with a huge knowledge of first aid which I previously did not have. Being able to take my baby with me and allowing him to play and eat throughout the course made me relax and took away the stress of having to find a babysitter in this current pandemic. I would recommend Liz and this course to any person, whether they would be looking after a little person or not as I feel this knowledge is so valuable for anyone.
With a 16 week old baby, I have been worried about what I would do should anything happen. What if my baby choked when I started weaning him or how would I perform CPR on such a small body if required? I know there is plenty of info on the Internet but seeing a live demonstration and being able to practice what we learnt under Liz’s watchful eye definitely made me feel more confident about what I needed to do in an emergency. The course was nicely paced and Liz was warm and welcoming with a friendly and levelled approach. With years of experience giving first aid in a highly stressful environment, as well as being a mum herself, Liz filled me with confidence whilst putting me at ease. She was happy for people to learn at their own pace and be as involved in the demonstrations as they wanted to be. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone with young children.
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!
I did like 3 first aid courses before my first aid course with Liz but this one was much better. It was very informative and interesting and Liz is very professional and approachable. So if you haven't done a First aid course yet, I think you should book one with Liz. I highly recommend her. 😀
My husband and I attended Liz’s workshop at the Baby Rooms in Exeter. The session was really well planned, clear and it made us both more confident to hear how to help our little one in a variety of emergency situations. Liz was very personable and no question was too silly! I would highly recommend this course if you are expecting / have a child of any age / work with children. Thanks Liz!
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.
Liz came to my house today to lead a first aid session for a group of first time mums. Liz was very professional and organised and explained everything to us in detail. Despite the subject matter being very serious the class was light hearted with lots of chatting and passing around of babies! I certainly feel much more confident to deal with any emergencies that may arise in the future. Thanks Liz – I will definitely be recommending you to other mums!
One afternoon, we were enjoying a day out in the sunshine and had stopped to feed our daughter of 7 months, she’s just started solid food and we’d been giving her sliced banana to chew on. On this particular day, she inhaled a small piece and began to choke. I quickly remembered Martin’s words, put her in the proper hold, bottom in the air and one forceful strike between her shoulder blades dislodged the banana and although she was shocked, she was able to breathe again and I can’t tell you how relieved we felt! It may have only been 10 seconds in which she couldn’t breathe but it was terrifying. Had I not had the training from Martin and Mini First Aid, I cannot even begin to imagine how differently the situation could have turned out. In fact, I’d go as far to say that the training I received enabled me to save our daughter’s life.
I had a lovely experience with liz, I have gained a huge amount of knowledge from liz’s class! She is very professional and patient! I would highly recommend!!
I’d definitely recommend this excellent course, which provided lots of information with take away booklets to refer back to. Liz was a great teacher, made everyone feel very welcome and at ease especially with COVID guidelines. I would feel much more confident dealing with an emergency or first aid now. The first aid packs are great too 👍🏻 Thanks very much ☺️
I recently attended one of these classes, Liz was great at making us feel safe and covid secure at all times. I decided to take the class as my little boy has recently been prescribed an epi pen for allergies and I wanted to know how to do cpr in case I needed to administer it - I was so scared that I wouldn't be able to do this if needed but I am now confident I can save my sons life should I need to, all thanks to Liz and her teaching techniques. I am also expecting my second child and found the class was great for learning about other first aid things that could arise. I wish I had done the course when my little boy was a new born. Highly recommend this course for anyone caring for a baby or child. Thanks Liz
We have seen hundreds of clients go through the Infection Control Course and heard nothing but positive feedback. They were able to do everything in their own time and now have the ability to promote their certificate/badge to all current and future customers which has helped them secure both venues and new clients. I would highly recommend anyone that is running a children's activities business to complete this course.
Liz Watt came to my home for the 2 hour session. A very professional and informative course which included my 10 year old son, who also found the course fun and educational, he felt confident that he would be able to respond in an emergency. A few days after the course my daughter burnt her hand on the oven. If I hadn’t attended the course I would not have known what to do for the best. When we went to hospital I was told that I had done everything correctly. That is all down to the wonderful course liz Watt offers at mini first aid. Any advice I could give to another parent would be to attend mini first aid to be prepared for accidents like mine.
Cannot speak highly enough of Liz and the expertise she provides! Liz came to our home this week to privately teach my husband and I. Liz made this visit safe during covid providing props for us to use which were cleaned down and sanitiser was provided for us too. The coverage was so thorough, and Liz answered our many questions. Liz is so personable and the course was both informative and fun. An absolute MUST for any new parent. 5* all the way. 💗
I attended the 2hr class today and would highly recommend. Super informative, in a relaxed and ‘covid safe’ environment! Liz was professional, welcoming and such a knowledgeable teacher. I felt able to ask any questions and have come away more confident and reassured. Thank you!
As a first time Mum I was really worried about anything happening to my little one. Liz was a fantastic trainer and really put me at ease that things can happen and what to do in those situations. She covered a range of Injuries from things you hope will never happen such as CPR to bee stings and burns. I would recommend this session to all parents and hope one day they make it part of the maternity care we all receive.
I attended a mini first aid course in Exeter a couple of weeks ago and it was the best decision I made. It taught us how to deal with all the situations you could think of that could happen to your little one. Liz was kind and patient with all our questions and answered them so well. Not only was it informative but she gave us scenarios and showed us how to do things correctly. Room was also very spaced out and covid safe. I bought a first aid kit at the end as well and carry it everywhere with me! Would highly recommend to any parent/grandparent or carer of a child! Worth every penny -thanks Liz for a great session! Xx
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
I recently attended a class run by Liz for new mums. It was an excellent class where I learnt a lot in a safe face to face environment. As a bonus we could take our babies with us. I am recommending Liz to everyone now 🙂
Highly recommend doing this course with Liz. It’s perfect for expectant parents, new parents, and people like me (I have a toddler & a 4 year old). Such an informative session, Liz was brilliant - very welcoming, knowledgable and made us feel we could ask any question! I shall definitely be telling friends and family to book in if they haven’t done a first aid course before or if they would like a refresher. Thank you!
Liz’s first aid class is really informative and super relaxed. I learnt lots about how to keep my baby safe and what to do if the unimaginable happens. I was able to take Fred (8 months) with me, feed him and let him play during the class, which took a huge weight off my shoulders trying to find a baby sitter. We booked a private class with friends and family, we felt really safe as a Liz was prepared with hand sanitizer, face shield and had made sure the room was set out in a way to aid social distancing. We could ask questions throughout and practise the techniques, whilst being safe. Liz was really personable, knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her and her class. Thanks Liz! 😊