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.
Attended this course in St Albans today. Taught brilliantly, really informative and most definitely worth attending.
The Mini First Aid Class (filmed for ITVBe) was a fantastic class, both Arg and I found it a really good and informative session
Very informative. I found this class really useful and Holly knew her stuff. It's great that there were props to be able to practise the CPR and choking release. Also it was fab that we could have our babies with us, being a first time mum and not living near family, it meant I could learn this and not have to worry about childcare. Really recommend this.
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!
"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.”
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.
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!
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.
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.
Holly was fantastic! With years of experience teaching first aid and a confidence inspiring manner, Holly left me feeling so much more confident that if faced with the worst case scenario I would know the best actions to take. I can’t recommend Holly, and the Mini First Aid course, more highly.
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
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
I thought your delivery style was perfect for the audience - relaxed/informal but really informative. - Private Child & Baby First Aid Class
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.
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.
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
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!”
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.
The [Mini First Aid] course was wonderful – truly something that all parents should do.
Thanks Shavalyea for a brilliant course, as a new mum there are a million things that you want to buy for your baby; toys, clothes, the latest gadget etc but actually buying a little confidence is absolutely priceless and that is exactly what this course did. We found it simplified some first aid basics and you made them easy and memorable. We both came away feeling that we had learned something new and I certainly feel much more prepared in case anything were to happen. It’s a really great course that I would recommend to all new mums, and even if you already have some previous knowledge it’s a great reminder to take a breath and feel you can help your child with confidence.
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!
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.
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.
"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".
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.
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.
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’m Holly and I’m the owner of Mini First Aid Hertfordshire covering Herts and East Beds. My background is in training and law enforcement and I’ve had to use Emergency First Aid on numerous occasions. As well as a passion for teaching First Aid, I am a Yoga and Self Defence Instructor and earned my black belt when I was 18. Having had first hand experience, I believe that knowledge and awareness are key in remaining calm when dealing with any stressful situation, particularly when it comes to loved ones and a medical issue. As a recent first time Mum, I’m keen to help staff, parents and children learn these vital life skills giving confidence and peace of mind.
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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