Award Winning First Aid Classes across the UK
Mum of six, Kate Ball initially started Mini First Aid in 2014 from her kitchen table in Leeds, offering high quality baby & child first aid classes to parents and carers. Demand grew and Kate saw the potential for growth, so she started franchising the business in 2015. In 2021, BBC Dragon’s Den star Sara Davies, also saw the huge potential in Mini First Aid and she came on board as an investor and adviser. Mini First Aid is now a multi-award-winning organisation and has almost 70 franchises nationwide.
Bionical have been working with Mini First Aid since 2022, and we couldn't be happier with the relationship. Following expansion and a global pandemic, we were looking for a way to maintain the highest standards of compliance in training for our nursing staff across the UK, whilst maximising efficiency of delivery. It has been lovely working with Mini First Aid who have supported Bionical to maintain compliance and service excellence, whilst being a completely stress-free process. Thank you to both the Head Office administrative team, as well as all your franchisees and trainers.
This weekend myself and five mummy friends had a private Mini First Aid session from the comfort of my own home. Now I’ve done it I can’t believe I hadn’t done it sooner, what a no-brainer!! It’s a great feeling knowing that I’d know what to do should a situation arise. All in all, I can’t recommend it enough so get your session booked in now!”
The Mini First Aid Class (filmed for ITVBe) was a fantastic class, both Arg and I found it a really good and informative session
Holly, our trainer was an excellent facilitator. The session was informative and enjoyable, and the class size made it feel accessible and easy for everyone to get stuck in. Holly's first-hand experience in the field, coupled with being a parent made the information really palatable and relatable. She made sure to have inclusive material which was perfect for the multicultural group we were in. I'd highly recommend the class if you want to arm yourself with the confidence to respond to a child in an emergency situation.
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!
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] course was wonderful – truly something that all parents should do.
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.
Martin from Mini First Aid did a Paediatric and Child first aid course for us, the course was excellent, completely geared to our requirements and delivered in a way which was crystal clear and very easy to recall, with lots of opportunity to try what was being taught until participants felt confident. The course was delivered in a professional and friendly way, amd all the equipment scrupulously clean and kept clean.
We have been working with Mini First Aid since 2017 on various platforms. Most recently, we ran a highly successful campaign with a 3 pronged approach - the first was to educate more parents about sensitive skin via a Mini First Aid blog, newsletter feature and podcast, the second was to team up on a brand awareness competition via social media, and the third was to reach a wider audience by giving out free Childs Farm samples to hundreds of parents whilst they were learning life-saving first aid. It was a great way to reach our target audience with a multichannel approach.
The safety of our customers and co-owners is a priority to the continued success of Go Ape. Being a high-risk activity, we naturally want to ensure our teams our skilled to deal with any issues that may occur in our forest environments, and to continue to provide outstanding customer care. We are pleased to announce that we are working with award winners and industry leaders, Mini First Aid, who will be providing our Tribe with bespoke outdoor first aid training.
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.
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.
St Joseph’s School, Wetherby (Early Years class) Our Nursery class love to get involved in whole-school curriculum enrichment activities but First Aid for 3-4 year olds? Even for our well-seasoned teachers, this sounded like a tall order. How wrong we were! Our sessions with Claire were absolutely brilliant. Skillful teaching, great resources, clear messages and important safety information; empowering our children to feel like mini first aiders. With the help of Max the teddy, we learned simple first aid techniques for cuts, scrapes and head bumps; as well as learning how to make someone comfortable by lying them on their side if they are very poorly. We learned about how you may need to phone 999 in an emergency and that you need to know your address. The children absolutely loved The ‘Mini Adventures of Freddie’ story which brought everything together perfectly. Thank-you Claire. Never underestimate 3-4 year olds! They really can save lives!
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.
Mini First Aid really are the best for all your first aid needs! I found the company online through researching baby first aid products and the reviews were so great that I had to buy and try, and I was so impressed! The first aid kits really are so extensive! I want to say a huge thank you to Angie from Mini First Aid for coming to our home to teach my family and I baby first aid! I had some basic knowledge but it didn’t compare to the hands on approach in our class where we got to practice techniques. Angie was incredible and so patient with us, and the lesson was invaluable to us as new parents!
Mini First Aid is a great fit for our brand and we have been delighted to partner with them on a number of initiatives. We offer our customers a Mini First Aid class when they sign up for a Junior ISA*. Empowering families through free first aid courses alongside our accessible Junior ISA product, we prioritise their well-being and financial security. A successful competition in the Spring gave us the opportunity to market our products to Mini First Aid's 150,000 followers, and we saw a really positive impact on engagement with both existing and new customers. *T&C’s apply.
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!
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
"I learned so much from the Mini First Aid adult awareness class. I feel confident about what to do in a range of first aid situations or emergencies. For the first time, I’ve seen images of what burns look like on black and brown as well as white skin. I know what signs to look for if a child is choking, as these can look different, depending on your skin colour. Thanks Mini First Aid for making your classes relevant to everyone".
"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.”
Hi, my name is Martin, and I am a father of two with twenty years’ experience as a workplace and sports first aid provider. Following being made redundant in September 2018 and desperate for a change of work routine, my partner introduced me to Mini First Aid. Having always enjoyed my first aid roles over the years, and wanting a new challenge, I took the plunge and joined the team. Fortunately, there was an area available in London, and so Mini First Aid North London was born. I have been up and running now since January 2019, and during this time have been lucky to have met and helped thousands of new parents, grandparents, carers, and children, not to mention getting to meet the newest members of their family! I love being able to help people feel more confident about dealing with life’s little lumps and bumps. What started off as an opportunity to run our 2-hour Baby & Child Classes has now grown to allow me to run Qualification Classes covering both Paediatric and Workplace First Aid and to teach children from as young as 3. Teaching children has become a real passion of mine and I think it is vitally important to start teaching them about First Aid from a young age. I work with a selection of schools across North London, helping them to introduce First Aid to their children. Our sessions are fun and interactive and can be enjoyed both face to face and online. I love what I do, and it is refreshing to be able to bring lifesaving skills to everyone in a friendly relaxed environment. Along with my team of highly qualified trainers, we currently cover North and East London, and all our open classes are listed on the website. If you do not see anything local to you, please feel free to get in touch.
Hello. My name is Fran. My husband Ritchie and I are proud parents of two girls, Abigail 16 and Sophie 11, together with my two Border terriers we enjoy the many benefits of living in this beautiful part of the country. I have been a registered dental nurse for over 20 years at a busy dental surgery in Wendover where I also undertook the role of being the practices first aider. Last year I qualified as a first aid instructor and in the past few months I have enjoyed training mostly adults on paediatric first aid. I presently work as a deputy manager at a busy breakfast and after school club in a local primary school. For over 10 years now I have also been a cub leader where I am passionately involved in teaching my cubs some of the many important life skills and of course to gain their first aid badges. I would like to pass on both my knowledge and my experience that I have gained over the years and now provide confident first aid in today's world.
Hi, my name is Kami and I'm a mum of one with a passion for helping new parents to feel as prepared and confident as possible. I am a work place First Aid lead, and in my current retail role I have delivered First Aid to customers in store. This has made me want to teach First Aid so that I can help others feel as confident as possible.
Over the years, I have been involved in many different initiatives to assist the community. I have also led a range of workshops, including D/deaf awareness for activity providers and mental health support for D/deaf youth. It’s been a pleasure to work in different educational settings, engaging with a variety of people to share skills and knowledge. Becoming a trainer at Mini First Aid was a natural progression. It is a privilege to be part of the team, creating awareness of First Aid and empowering individuals to take the first step in difficult situations.
Hi, I'm Lell, Mummy to two little boys Fletcher & Fraser. Prior to having children, I worked in central London where I was the Workplace First Aider for two large corporate companies. However, I decided to become a First Aid Trainer after attending a Baby & Child first aid class whilst pregnant. I experienced a horrible accident with my eldest son when he was just 9mths old. Knowing First Aid enabled me to respond quickly, applying the correct methods required. Medical staff stated this has prevented my son from having long-term issues. This gave me the drive to train and pass on this valuable knowledge to other parents and carers. I look forward to seeing you in class x
Hi, I'm Liz. I have worked in the childcare industry for 12 years working with children from 6 months to 11 years old. Through this period, and from having my own 2 crazy children, I have learnt a huge amount about first aid and how important it is. I have been in many first aid situations and my first aid training gave me the confidence to deal with the injuries appropriately. I feel this is a skill that all parents should have as sometimes the unexpected will happen, and remaining calm and confident is the key. My classes are fully interactive and I will be open to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. You can either attend an open class or arrange a private class if that would make you feel more comfortable. Please contact me with your requirements and I will work out the best way forward. I look forward to seeing you at one of my classes.
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!
Hi! My name is Nicola and I am the Mini First Aid Trainer for North London and surrounding areas. I am also a EYFS Childcare Provider and have an NVQ level 2 in Childcare. As a Mum of two I fully understand how worrying the early years can be at times as naturally we want to do everything in our power to keep our little ones safe and protected. The early years are such a precious time and I want to help empower Parents, Grandparents and Carers to gain the basic first aid knowledge, skills and confidence they need to keep children safe in an emergency situation.
My name is Phil and I am a trainer with Mini First Aid North London. I have done many jobs in my working life, but, from a healthcare perspective, I have worked as a First Aid and Welfare Officer in a large primary school and I was a Covid and Flu vaccinator in both pharmacies and mass vaccination centres. I have also been trained in Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Prevention and Grief Awareness. In my spare time, I enjoy sport, walking and listening to music, and I volunteer for two local charities - Watford and Three Rivers Trust and Talking Newspapers. I look forward to meeting you at one of our courses soon!
Mini First Aid is expanding as our demand for classes continues to grow.
Mini First Aid are looking for dynamic confident individuals who would like to work with all ages and feel passionately about teaching first aid.
The business is family friendly allowing our franchisees to balance owning a business with family life.
Full training is provided at the beginning of your franchise and Mini First Aid continue to support their franchisees with professional development training throughout their franchise period.
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