Award Winning First Aid Classes
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.
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.
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.
A really good course for new parents,carers or grandparents and so glad I booked it. If you’ve got little children and not done a course like this I’d definitely recommend it to arm yourself with some really useful knowledge.The room was well laid out in terms of covid safety.It was a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of time to ask questions and hands on learning
Julia was great to work with; professional, friendly, flexible, knowledgeable and considerate to working with children of all needs and abilities. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and gained lots of knowledge and understanding about first aid. The session was resourced with different stimulus for the children to interact with the cleaning and distancing happened throughout to ensure it was all COVID secure. From the school's perspective the Mini First Aid session fits perfectly with the PSHCE curriculum and allows the children to develop all the knowledge they need for KS2 in one session. The children all received a booklet they can refer to and will help them look back and remember the day. We look forward to our session with a different class next year!
We had booked in a course which was cancelled due to lockdown, so we decided to do a private zoom session instead. This was great as we were able to focus on some of our specific concerns and asked as many questions as we needed to without feeling that we were monopolising the session. We both feel that we learned a lot and are much more confident about being able to take the right action in an emergency. Would highly recommend to any new parents or care givers.
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 booked a private mini first aid class at our home with Julia as we have a 14month old and wanted the bigger kids to be involved as well. We really enjoyed the class, Julia was lovely and knowledgeable and went at our pace answering any questions we had, Would definitely recommend!! Thank you Julia
The Mini First Aid Class (filmed for ITVBe) was a fantastic class, both Arg and I found it a really good and informative session
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.
The two hour course was a great refresher for me with the emphasis on babies and children. Even though I've done first aid courses before I learnt new things and what the current advice is. Julia was really professional, covid safe and approachable. Her clear face mask made following the course a lot easier. It was great being able to take my baby with me, I wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise. I highly recommend this course and will probably attend again in a couple of years to refresh the knowledge.
Amazing family first aid course today with Julia, we have got two new babies in the family so the course has been extremely helpful for the family, very thorough and informative. I would highly recommend even if it's just a refresher! Thank you
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.
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.
"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.”
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience working with Julia. She was engaging and the children loved working with her! The children learnt so much and are now confident in performing different types of first aids and CPR. We believe that all children should leave primary school acquiring this vital knowledge, so we were ecstatic that Julia could help us achieve this!
My boys age 6 and 10 attended the children's first aid course. It was just over an hour and they had a great time and learnt some useful skills. thank you.
Completed the two hour course, very informative and covered so much. Would definitley recommend to anyone that looks after children!
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.
I cannot recommend Julia enough. My partner and I found her approach, style and skills of communication to be of the highest standard and very much what we were looking for in a baby and child first aid course.
Attended the face to face first aid class this morn with my partner and it was great! Fab for getting clued up on situations that otherwise I’d have no idea how to deal with. The course would be really helpful for parents-to-be and new parents too! We covered loads of important info, and it all felt very safe with COVID-secure measures in place. All in all, a very worthwhile couple of hours and great value for money!!
Hi, I’m Julia. I am an experienced Trainer with a background in Retail Pharmacy & Healthcare. I am mum to two boys, who are my world, and the reason I run Mini First Aid Salford, Bury & Bolton. My eldest took ill the day after he was born and it was so frightening because I was clueless about how to help him. I wanted to make sure that if it ever happened again I would know what to do. So I asked my Midwife and she recommended MFA. The class was great, I learned so much in just a couple of hours and felt much more competent and confident about what to do in a First Aid situation. Now I’m really proud that I’m part of the MFA family, and can put all my experience to good use by empowering anyone that cares for little ones, or even little ones themselves, to potentially save their life.
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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