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 have been a First Aider for nearly 20 years, mostly in the work place, but also at a sports club that I ran. This has given me plenty of experience treating both old and young. I believe that it is important that everybody has some level of first aid knowledge, and by being part of the Mini First Aid team I feel that this is the ideal way to achieve that.
I have been a First Aid Trainer for over 3 years, and an Operational Events First Aider for a leading first aid charity for 2 years. I have grown a passion for first aid during my years working in childcare and being a mother. Attending first aid classes, and having to deal with different emergency situations, I understand the importance of more people gaining these skills and qualifications, not only as a requirement in their field of work, but also as a tool that gives them the confidence to take action in case of a medical emergency.
John currently works as a first aid trainer and operational firefighter. He is also a proud dad to a 2-year-old daughter. Having dealt with many incidents he knows how important and worthwhile knowledge of first aid can be when the situation arises. He views first aid as an invaluable life skill we all should possess.
I’m pleased to be a part of this amazing team with Mini First Aid. I learnt about this through a friend of mine and it is an absolutely fantastic course to go on, it won’t let you down! I have been Cabin Crew with leading Airlines for 15 years and have gained a wealth of knowledge in dealing with minor and major incidents. This has inspired me to want to pass on that knowledge. The importance of having some basic but essential first aid skills in your life could literally save one in the future!
I have around 10 years of experience working in hospitality and a First aider for 13 years, dealing with numerous incidents from bumps, cuts, burns, asthma, and CPR. I am passionate about the crucial role and importance of helping people to feel confident. As a mother of a 3-year-old, I know how important it is to feel prepared for any medical emergency, I love teaching baby and child courses.
I have worked with small children for many years and have always been terrified of the thought of applying the first aid training i'd had in the past. But after 2 hours with Hayley I truly feel more confident. The course was clear, calm and specifically geared towards the problems i'd face in my job. It made me think of things I hadn't before making me a safer and more prepared teacher in the case of an emergency.
Martin, your 90 minute workshop was fantastic. All these kids of various ages, nationalities and English language abilities - you managed to engage for a lengthy time. It was so good and beautifully thought out and delivered. So kind and thoughtful that you brought along certificates and extras (for spelling mistakes and so on). Please can we do it again!
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.
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.
The Mini First Aid Class (filmed for ITVBe) was a fantastic class, both Arg and I found it a really good and informative session
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.
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.
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
"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.”
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.
I’m a first time mum to our beautiful daughter Nell and like most parents, we were keen to undertake some first aid training (naturally in the hopes that we would never need to use it!) Mini First Aid were recommended to us though a friend so we made contact and arranged a session. Martin delivered training to my group of friends and their partners on areas such as; burns, resuscitation, breaks, Seizures and most importantly as it turned out for us: choking. 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. Admittedly my initial panicked instincts told me to try to remove the banana with my fingers but I quickly remembered Martin’s words and training so resisted. Instead, I followed Martin’s instructions; 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. However, had I not had training from Martin and Mini First Aid, I can’t even begin to imagine how differently the situation 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 cannot recommend them highly enough and would encourage any parent to book a session. It’s training that you hope that you’ll never have to use but, take it from me, it’s one thousand times better to know what to do in that situation that not! Thank you Mini First Aid and Martin.
Myself and my partner took our little baby to Martin's First Aid course today held near Swiss Cottage. Martin was very personable and informative and we gained a lot from the two hour course - especially confidence. I highly recommend this course
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!