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First Aid for Children - Mini First Aid

Mini First Aid offers quality first aid classes for all the family; teaching adults and children across the UK basic and life-saving first aid. Mini First Aid even teach first aid to children as young as three years old through their award-winning Early Years class.

Kate Ball, recent winner of the Daily Mail ‘Mumpreneur’ (Natwest everywoman) Award (Aphrodite) set up Mini First Aid in January 2014, offering quality baby & toddler first aid classes to parents and carers in her local area. Kate saw the potential for growth and Mini First Aid now has nearly 50 franchises across the UK; most of them run by parents themselves. All Mini First Aid trainers are fully qualified in paediatric first aid.

Mini First Aid classes are informal but informative and cover choking, basic life support, dealing with burns, breaks and bumps, bleeds, febrile seizures & meningitis awareness. Parents can bring their babies along with them or can arrange a class in the comfort of their own home.

The core Mini First Aid class covers in detail what parents should include in their first aid kit. Many first aid kits on the market do not meet Mini First Aid requirements. During their classes, trainers were hearing from parents that they were not always keen to carry a standard first aid kit due to its size and unattractive design.

Mini First Aid listened to this feedback and created a new Family First Aid kit. It comes in an attractive pouch and is the perfect size to carry in a change bag, under a buggy, at home or in the car. Around 50% of people attending Mini First Aid classes buy one of their kits; some of whom already have one but think the Mini First Aid one is better.

Mini First Aid more recently developed their fun and interactive Early Years class to help little ones understand what to do if someone is hurt, how to stop bleeding and why we need to use cold pads if someone bumps their head. Children also learn the 'special number' to call when someone is very poorly and practise saying their address.

Building on its success, Mini First Aid has created a second Early Years class based on safe eating and choking prevention. To accompany the class, Kate has written and published her second children’s book ‘Sit Chop Chew’ based on the fictional character ‘Freddie’. ‘Sit Chop Chew’ is a fun and imaginative way of teaching young children about the importance of safe eating.

‘Sit Chop Chew’ follows Freddie and his friends at nursery. At lunch, Freddie stops talking as a piece of food becomes stuck in his throat. The book explains what a grown up should do if a child is choking; the basic principles of safe eating; and has a simple and clear message for young children: Sit Chop Chew. To find out more, book a class or buy a copy of ‘Sit Chop Chew’ go to


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