Paediatric First Aid Courses for ParentsPaediatric First Aid Courses for parents, carers, nannies, grandparents, babysitters, older children and au pairs on a one-to-one or in groups, Child Matters’ philosophy is for “Panic Free Parenting”.

Basic Life Support and First Aid, along with basic baby and child health knowledge, are fundamental skills that can be easily learned. Our classes are taught exclusively by paediatric health professionals, nurses, health visitors and midwives. Their practical knowledge and experience will motivate and inspire you.

‘Accidents happen far too often and as a parent I want, whoever is looking after my children, to know lifesaving skills in an emergency.’

Claire Street, founder of Child Matters and mother of two

Courses can be run at your home, any convenient local venue or at your workplace on weekdays, at weekends, daytime or evenings. Host a course or book more than one course and you can receive a significant discount. These courses are delivered in a relaxed and friendly way where coffee and cake, wine and nibbles, feeding and nappy changes are all welcome!

Paediatric First Aid Courses for Parents…


This short course show you how to cope with first aid emergencies in the home.Between 3-4 hours, the course covers:

  • Dealing with an unconscious casualty
  • Baby/Child/Adult Resuscitation
  • Recovery Position
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Burns
  • Head Injuries, Seizures and Febrile Convulsions
  • Child Related Conditions (Croup, Anaphylaxis, Fever, Meningitis, Vomiting)

Enjoyed by hundreds of parents, this course is fun and informative. It gives you vital information and – just as importantly – the confidence to cope with emergencies. There’s always time to ask questions, giving you plenty of reassurance.

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Covering CPR, rescue breathing and how to deal with choking and drowning, this course provides essential advice. While assuring that such situations are rare, responding with confidence is key.Following the Resuscitation Council’s guidelines you will be taught easily remembered techniques practiced on dummies – so that you’ll feel fully confident in an emergency. And we always allow plenty of time to ask questions.The Baby and Child Resuscitation course is a must for new parents, whether you’re ante-natal, post-natal or looking after children of any age. Comprehensive course notes are handed out at the end of every course.


Basic Life support course for parents

Paediatric First Aid Courses for Parents allow you to learn through demonstration on resuscitation dolls and teaching aids and then practice your skills in small groups until you feel confident that you are doing it right!



Our Basic Life Support course offers peace-of-mind for immediate, life-threatening scenarios, First Aid and Illnesses prepares you to deal with emergencies big or small, and often, when it’s your own child, nothing feels small!The first half of the course looks at childhood illnesses and covers what to do when confronted by meningitis, febrile convulsions and croup. Helpful tips ensure you feel confident when caring for your child even when minor illnesses occur such as coughs, colds, temperatures, rashes and tummy bugs. What medicines and useful aids should you keep to hand? How would you recognise the signs and symptoms of illnesses? When and where should you seek medical advice?Plus, vital information on dealing with burns, cuts, bruises, allergic reactions, ingestions and head injuries and what to keep in your First Aid Kit.


Childhood First Aid & Illness course for parents

Our courses are set out to meet all of your needs. If you can’t find what you are looking for then please call to discuss any particular requirements you may have and we can customise a course for you.



This unique course is delivered by both a senior midwife and paediatric specialist, offering the most comprehensive learning to help you get the most out of parenting. Small babies are more than welcome to the session. Our flexible approach allows you to feed or change your baby while we teach – and you practice – your skills.

  • Equipment
  • Bathing
  • Temperature control
  • Sleep routines
  • Cot Death
  • Signs of illness
  • Spots and Rashes
  • Crying
  • Soothing
  • Jaundice
  • Surviving the first few weeks
  • Postnatal period
  • Feeding
  • Sterilising
  • Immunisations
  • Basic Life Support
  • First Aid

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Our training also addresses bespoke and specialist courses in childcare subjects such as Safeguarding Awareness and Anaphylaxis & Epipens. On completion of these courses you will receive an A5 certificate. Course prices include certificates and easy to follow quick reference handouts.

You can receive an OPTIONAL online student manual, weekly email updates and renewal reminders for certificate expiry. Please let us know if you want to be registered for this when booking your course.

If you want more information about any of our training courses or would like to talk to someone to help you decide which course is best suited to you, please call or email us and speak to one of our helpful and friendly team.