The First Aid for Parents course was initially run for a few friends who were pregnant at the same time and their husbands at their request. They were so reassured by the fact that they knew what to watch for, how to deal with everyday childhood illnesses/accidents, when to worry and when to seek medical help that it gave them confidence with their first child.

The course has now been run for a number of groups through word of mouth (usually groups of Mums, but a few Dads and Grandparents have also attended) and the feedback is always a massive 'thank you, now we feel confident that we could deal with something IF it occurs'. We are now rolling this out as one of our standard courses. It can be booked for a group and run at someone's home (daytime or evening session) and open courses will also be scheduled at our training venue in Leeds in 2011 - see the courses dates page for dates as they are scheduled.

Course content:

  • 'Big sick, Little sick' - when to worry if a child has a high temperature

  • Meningitis, Meningococcal Septicaemia and Febrile Convulsions

  • Treatment of an Unresponsive Child

  • Cuts and grazes

  • CPR for babies and children

  • Choking for babies and children

  • Bumps to head

  • Minor burns

Questions are encouraged, and if there is another area of particular concern e.g. a child of one of the group has been diagnosed with asthma, we will spend a little time on this. For this reason, the course timings are a flexible 2 - 2.5 hours.

Course fees are £35 per person for individuals on open courses, which includes handouts and a certificate. Group courses for 8 - 12 persons are discounted to £20 per person. These prices include vat.

NOTE: This course is not suitable to meet the legal requirements for those with a duty of care who come under the Early Years Foundation Stage Practice Guidance for children aged 0-5 years i.e. childminders, nursery workers and primary school teachers. They need to do the 12-hour Paediatric First Aid course.