Our multi award-winning classes are delivered in a relaxed and comfortable style; giving 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.
Hello! I'm Shavalyea, Mini First Aid Trainer for Hertfordshire. Upon meeting me, one of the first things you will notice is that I'm American. I've lived in the UK since January 2015; however, our family has lived in Europe since 2011! Professionally, I have had many titles; college administrator, corporate trainer, project manager and most recently, stay-at-home mum. Like many, I've always known the importance of being prepared in the event of an emergency but it was becoming a first-time mum to my “always exploring” son that encouraged me to become more knowledgeable. Now, it is my mission to help all parents, carers, children and really anyone become more "first aid-ready" because you never know when it may be needed!
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
I attended a course with Shavalyea today and it was exactly as I’d hoped it would be: a short, lively and informative session covering all the essentials. I now feel more confident that I would know what to do if my children needed first aid. Keep up the good work!
Held a first aid course today at my home which was great with the babies. It was very informative and has given me the confidence to know what to do in an emergency situation. The course is two hours and covered choking, CPR, bleeding and burns. Anyone who is around children should complete a first aid course like this one. Thank you Shavalyea
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.
Shavalyea presented and ran the course in an informative yet interactive manner. Most common emergency situations wrt children were dealt with. How to treat them but more importantly also how to avoid them. I found it rather helpful and believe it would benefit any parent.
I attend this course today in Southdown, Harpenden. It was an excellent course, very good value for money & would highly recommend to everyone, parents, Grandparents, babysitters etc. All areas covered, including the latest techniques for CPR, burns, choking and most recently in the press, Sepsis. I now feel knowledgeable and confident enough, that I could put these skills into play should I ever need to. Thank you very much x
Attended this course in St Albans today. Taught brilliantly, really informative and most definitely worth attending.
As a first time mum, this mini first aid course was so important to me. My 6 month old has just started moving around, grabbing everything in sight and eating solids and I feel so much more relaxed after doing this course – I now know what to do in emergency situations. Shavalyea made the experience really enjoyable and this is definitely something I would recommend to anyone spending any amount of time with little ones! It is so important to be prepared! Thank you Shavalyea
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.