How to stay safe on bonfire night!

How to stay safe on bonfire night!

Bonfire night is fast approaching and can provide fun and entertainment for many families.  Every year despite safety warnings, firework celebrations can still end in painful injuries for too many people, including very young children. According to data published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre in 2016 the number of A&E attendances relating to […]

First Aid for Children & Schools

First Aid for Children & Schools

This month Child Matters launched Flat Stan, a new training concept, teaching first aid for children and schools, developing essential life skills for use in emergencies – with lots of fun! Flat Stan First Aid for children is a 2 hour, fun filled workshop delivered by Child Matters for both private bookings and for schools or authorities. […]

Child Matters has been busy this summer! Catch our Latest Update…

Child Matters has been busy this summer! Catch our Latest Update…

Child Matters has had a busy few months with plenty of courses and public events to talk about! Our Family First Aid Courses have been receiving great feedback. I hear parents chatting amongst themselves and repeatedly saying ‘I wish I’d done this sooner’ and ‘ everyone should be given the opportunity to attend these courses’. […]

Childhood Illness – when to ask for help

Childhood Illness – when to ask for help

In the first two years it seems that children get ill constantly: random fevers, multiple colds and stomach bugs. As soon as they recover from one thing, they catch another. Knowing common symptoms, and when your child needs to see a doctor, will help make any childhood illness more manageable. Many common childhood conditions that […]

Come and see us at Love Marlow Week!

Come and see us at Love Marlow Week!

Child Matters is excited to announce that we will be taking part in 
Love Marlow Week Love Marlow Week celebrates the people of Marlow by bringing together local businesses and residents to take part in sports events, live music, art displays, craft workshops and fun stuff for kids.  The week is jam-packed with activities for all […]

Planning for an Emergency – First Aid Courses

Planning for an Emergency – First Aid Courses

When was the last time you crawled around your home on your hands and knees? As strange as it sounds, give it a go. Explore their everyday environments, so it’s crucial to check things out from their perspective to make sure your home is safe. Being aware of the different stages of a baby’s development […]

Choking First Aid: How to prevent your child from choking

Choking First Aid: How to prevent your child from choking

Babies and toddlers are curious and explore the world by putting things in their mouths – it’s a natural part of their development. Children under eight years have much narrower windpipes than adults, and are still learning to chew, swallow and breathe in the right order, which makes them far more susceptible to choking. Toddler […]