We had a training course with Jenny this past week. Jenny and the team at First Aid for Life tailored the course to meet our specific needs of dealing with the complexities of caring for an elderly woman with Parkinsons. The training course with efficient, well managed, and extremely helpful. They came to our home to perform the training so that we didn’t need to worry about using an agency to care for nanna. Would recommend this service to anyone who asked. If you can request a trainer Jenny was brilliant.
Robert Brooks – Carer
As a practising midwife I have to do a baby resuscitation course every year to keep my skills up. When I did the First Aid for Life Course it was specifically to get some skills for adults needing first aid. What an excellent course it was. Fast, interesting, engaging and fun, and what a lot I learned! I feel very well equipped now, Thank you Emma – it was an excellent Course.
“I found your courses really enjoyable and useful.”
Sarah Beeny, Channel 4 Television
Very extensive, informative, practical and enjoyable.
Boo Danby – Bertie and Boo
Over the past 12 years I have attended several first aid courses at The Professional Centre in Tooting through Wandsworth council. I can honestly say your course stands head and shoulders above the rest and I feel I’ve gained more knowledge and practical experience than ever before. The small cosy atmosphere immediately relaxes everyone and your calm, straightforward method of explaining the most important information and taking away the unnecessary extra bits that make it more confusing is very effective.
It is obvious that you absolutely love what you do and that certainly made the course more enjoyable and it was very helpful to hear about your own personal experiences. I was very impressed with the number of manikins you had for us to practice on and the extra time you gave us to practice resuscitation, CPR and choking. Normally you sharing 2 manikins between 15 people and you feel overwhelmed and extra nervous having to do it in front of a large group of strangers.
The handbook is super and very easy to use and so useful for just refreshing your memory and the laminated learning aids were very helpful with key words like RICE which is easy to remember. I’m used to doing a written multiple choice test at the end before receiving my certificate but the scenario cards and practical role play was far more effective.?Thank you for making the course so personal and highlighting the information and additional bits and pieces I would need for my cookery workshops.”
Justine Crean – Yummy cookery classes
“I can’t believe how much I learnt in 3 hours! Loads of hands-on practice. I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who would like to be more confident in an emergency. “
Teresa Nicholson, Law Lecturer and parent
“I would not hesitate to recommend the course to my friends – in fact I have already recommended it to the friend I met for lunch immediately after the course, whose baby is due next month. I would also very much like my husband and our parents to do the course. I really cannot recommend the course highly enough, I would urge anyone who has or looks after a child/children to come and see you and your team and learn the skills that could downscale a potential tragedy into something that is simply unpleasant but manageable.”
On 8 Oct a 71yr Old Man from Northampton collapsed on board the P&O ship Azura hitting his head. I was 10 yds away I went to his aid and saw he was bleeding from a nasty cut I applied a dressing to stem the bleeding,a couple of minutes later his heart & breathing. I applied CPR on the third bout his Heart & Breathing started again. He was dead for about 7 mins but is still alive today
“What a great course! The pace was good with time to address questions and run through key points. Great to have supportive documents to take away and consolidate learning. Thank you Emma!”
Thank you for the course last night. I have spoken to my fellow cycling instructors and they all really enjoyed the course. Heather said she learnt more from you in 3 hours than the St John Ambulance course she attended over 3 days.
“The best First Aid Course I’ve attended – very good teacher who obviously knows her stuff!”
Susi Dale, The Re-Centre Balham
As a hard working Maternity nurse / Post Natal carer. It is not only necessary but Vital I renew my Infant C.P.R skills every 3 years. I attended a Paediatric/first aid for babies course with’ First aid for life’ last November 2011. At that time I came away feeling ‘Empowered’ by my experience, having spent a pleasant 3 hours with Emma who explained in Great detail. Skills, tools and tips needed to aid an infant emergency. Our group was small and friendly and we all interacted well with each other. We all took part in plenty of practice in the procedures being shown.I also was given a manual full of instruction and Top tips on safety at the end of the session. I came away pleased and confident in my skills.
Little did I know it would only be 3 weeks later in a restaurant that I would use them to save the life of an adult stranger having dinner.I wasn’t even supposed to BE at that dinner. I only went at the last minute.
I realised as did many other diners that a woman was choking. I was the ONLY person to get up and run to help her. I had NO hesitation. And performed the Heimlich manoeuvre to dislodge the offending blocked turkey that was obstructing her airway.
Following the event. Many people said they wanted to ‘do something’ but were afraid and waited….. Thanks to Emma’s instructions I knew what to do.
I also enjoy receiving Emma’s tips on dealing with Emergencies via email.Such as how to treat different levels of burns on such an occasion as ‘Fire work’ night. An evening fuelled with potential danger to children.
No matter if you took a First aid course 5-10 or more years ago.
Train again with First Aid for life.
Be Prepared. Your learnt skills could save a life
Susie Wilsher – Maternity Nurse
“Great course, set in a lovely family home, which makes learning easy!”
Phil Rowles – Rugby Tots
“Great confidence building, all round course”
Emma Beckett – Thomas’ School
“Thank you for such an enjoyable first aid course last Wednesday, I learnt a huge amount and now feel more confident having a baby in the house. Thank you also for the first aid kit I purchased from you, I know this will be invaluable in the future.”
“The course last week was, as usual, absolutely excellent. Everyone thought the detailed teaching on the correct recovery position, and the reasons for it, was very useful, and I am sure people will be able to handle situations where there may be neck damage, as your teaching was so clear.”
Sara Farber – Thurleigh Road Medical Practice
“I learnt a lot and hope I don’t have to use it, but I know now if a situation arises I can handle it.”
A. Calus L’Ecole de Benjamins
Dear Emma, You are such a wonderful person and your teaching is one of the best I have enjoyed for years, all courses I have attended have never given me so much knowledge.
I particularly enjoyed this course – much more than I anticipated as it was thoroughly relevant, informative and engaging. It was enlightening to learn that helping and perhaps even saving a person’s life is far easier than I had imagined.
Maja Griffith, Mother of 2 young boys (age 10 months and 4 years)
With next to no knowledge of first aid and a predisposition to fainting at the sight of a scratch the course proved both invaluable and memorable. I hope that I will never have to use any of the things we learned but if it came to it I feel so much more prepared especially for CPR, burns, bleeding, choking and fitting. Thank you.
Dear Emma, we wanted to say how great we thought the course was last Tuesday evening. We’ve both done first aid courses before but not since having our daughter. Doing your course was much more than a refresher for us – it has made us both much more confident that we’d know what to do in an emergency – although obviously we very much hope that we don’t have to use it!
We’ve already been recommending to friends that they go on one of your courses so hopefully lots more people will be learning from you.
Nicola Sung & Damien Wasylkiw
Emma, I wanted to thank you for a very well structured and extremely useful first aid course last Friday. I have learnt an awful lot and feel that I am now well equipped to act in the event of emergencies. Our group was small enough to allow good interaction and I enjoyed the fact you used real life examples throughout the course.
I would now like my partner to attend one of your courses
Many thanks, Best wishes
I came along to your class at Harrisons on Wednesday night and just wanted to let you know that I thought that it was very useful. Really clear and helpful and I certainly feel a lot more prepared to deal with an emergency that I did before – although obviously hoping that one won’t arise! I was really impressed that it covered such a wide range of situations in which first aid might be needed.
Abigail – Clapham NCT
A big thank you for an excellent course yesterday – I got a great deal out of it. Thanks and best wishes
Thorough grounding, friendly atmosphere, professionally taught. Real life situations – makes actions easier to remember.
Thank you so much for the class. I found it truly terrifying, but incredibly useful. Your presentation – matter-of-fact, yet with warmth and some humour was a great complement. While it is a lot to take in, I do think it’s given a good foundation with which (with the book) to work upon. I will recommend to my new mommy friends. Thank you.
I just wanted to say thank you again for an excellent course last night. We both found it really useful and very reassuring – while we of course hope that we will never have to use any of it (!) I feel far more prepared for any situations that may arise.
You covered everything that I had hoped that you would and having the booklet to take away means that we can review it at our leisure which is really helpful. You also gave us lots to think about as Rowan becomes increasingly active – in particular the idea of having useful phone numbers etc on a card ready for action was simple but great and not something that we would necessarily have thought about doing ourselves. I will certainly be passing your cards around to the rest of my NCT group!
Best wishes and thank you again
Overall it was a perfect course, the atmosphere, the venue, the opportunity for us to “add things” to the course that we wanted to know about. I would recommend your course to anyone with confidence.
Many thanks again for the great day.
“Training was – absolutely wonderful, more than worth the money!”
Shobha Singh, Practice Manager, The Franciscan Surgery
“I feel reassured that I now have the knowledge to put things into practice. I felt I could ask any questions – no matter how daft they sounded. I’m going to be encouraging all my friends to attend.”
“I enjoyed the course very much, there was enough input about everything and I will certainly recommend it to my friends.”
Dr Hossain: Lavender Hill Surgery
One of the best and most informative First Aid Training courses I have participated in in recent years!
Jodie O’Regan,Practice Nurse,Balmuir Gardens Surgery
Very good session once again. I appreciate that you are clear and concise and also take into account the needs of the group.
Dr Toni Tonkin, Lavender Hill Group Practice
“Thank you so much for yet another brilliant and exciting update regarding first aid for life.
Your teaching methods are incredibly fun!!! Always enjoy attending your updates”.
Tina Hourigan, HCA / Student nurse
“Really enjoyed the whole course – excellent! Really clear, great demonstration, good equipment for hands-on work, paced just right. I can’t wait for our next refresher course!”
Morris Tolaram, Sports Teacher
“I thought it was the best First Aid course I have ever done!”
Sarah Crowther, Head – Bumblebee Nursery School
“Every parent and prospective parent should be prepared for an emergency and this course was full of anecdotes to help you remember, what could, one day, save a child’s life.”
Rosie McMellin – Fund Manager and parent
“Great course, set in a lovely family home, which makes learning easy!”
Phil Rowles – Rugby Tots
“You made the course so enjoyable and us so comfortable in your home, we feel very confident in what we have learnt. Your services will be highly recommended and we will definitely come back.”
Tania – Child of London (and parent)
“I have attended many different first aid courses throughout my career and can honestly say that I gained more from 3 hours of your tuition than all of the other courses put together!”
Felicity Petersen – Wimbledon
“Thorough grounding, friendly atmosphere, professionally taught. Real life situations – makes actions easier to remember.”
“A fantastic First Aid course that everyone should do in order to be prepared. Very clear and hands-on so you know exactly what you are doing.”
Linda Scott-Clash – student
“Perfect size group, relaxed atmosphere, fabulous teacher.”
Rebecca Kent – Nanny
“I thought it was a fantastic course – very practical and full. You are a great presenter, able to talk about really scary scenarios in a reassuring but clear way. I was also very impressed by your ability to cope with participants’ different requirements from the course. Thank you for a really useful and interesting morning.”
Kate Marriott – antenatal course
“A great course and very informative. I took all the managers from Affleck Property Services on the course and found it extremely useful, teambuilding and informative. Emma was great and I can highly recommend it to everyone.”
Oscar Sangster – Affleck Property Services
“This was for a first aid course that I organised for friends and myself. I have done many first aid courses before and this was the best by far. it was a small group and Jess our first aid trainer was very thorough an made sure we were always comfortable before we moved on to other subjects. We all afterwards were so happy and all walked away with much confidence with First aid. Jess was so lovely and made us all feel so comfortable and I highly recommend Emma’s first Aid courses.”
Laura O’Sullivan – Nanny
“I really enjoyed the course, it was in a relaxed environment and we were all made to feel very welcome. The information itself I found very helpful, I learnt an awful lot and I feel confident that I would be able to apply what I learnt to a situation should it happen (hopefully not). Emma was a great teacher – she was patient and I felt at ease to ask any questions or for any clarifications.”
“The course was well organised, comprehensive and good value for money. Emma Hammett instils great confidence. I will approach weaning with less trepidation now”
“I attended a first aid course for babies and children. The information was practical and useful and taught in such a way that it helps it to stick in your mind long after the course itself, by using real life scenarios and stories. Emma’s teaching also makes you aware of the emergency scenarios you may face as a parent without alarming and gives you the confidence to deal with these. All in all, a very worthwhile evening and money well spent!”
“We found the First Aid for Life course informative and packed with useful life saving info. It had a good balance of theory, practice and was nicely informal so we could ask questions along the way. We really liked how we revisited key life saving points so that they were re-enforced. I feel a great deal more confident now with the knowledge that if something awful happened to our baby, I’d have the ability to respond calmly, swiftly and safely. We appreciated the flexibility to bring our baby to the class as finding a babysitter would have been difficult. Thanks Emma. In the nicest possible way, I hope we never have to use what we learned yesterday!”
“Very friendly, interactive and professional class. Many thanks.”
”Did the course to learn about baby and child first aid, in preparation for becoming a mum. It was very practical and comprehensive. Emma is a great presenter, able to talk about really quite scary scenarios in a reassuring but clear way.”
“Emma Hammett provided an excellent first aid training for all the practice. She worked flexibly, tailoring the training to all our needs: from receptionist to GP. She involved us without us feeling self- conscious and there was lots of hands on practice. A thoroughly informative and useful training experience which we will definitely continue to use and I would highly recommend to all.”
Henrietta Brook Lavender Hill Group Practice
“My husband and I both found the course extremely useful and found Emma’s explanations very clear and helpful. She was wonderful – very patient and knowledgeable! I thought we covered the most important things in a thorough way, and I’m feeling much more confident going forward… I’d never had any CPR training before at all, so I found the whole course very useful, including the addressing of first aid beyond the baby stage as well. “
”First Aid for Life ran a First Aid course for us specifically for cycling instructors and the injuries they’re likely to deal with. The course covered everything it was expected to and was delivered in a very professional manner.First Aid for Life also provided us with First Aid kits which are packed up very neatly, fit in a relatively small case, and include the basics plus kit relevant to cycling injuries. These packs are great to take out when delivering cycle training.”
Margaret Reinig London Cycling Campaign
My NCT group and I attended a Baby First Aid course which we found absolutely invaluable. Most of our babies are starting on solids and crawling so the advice on choking and common accidents around the house really reassured us. Even better, the instructor came to our house so it was a lovely relaxed atmosphere with cake and coffee and we all came away from the course feeling prepared, with a great book summarising what we learned. You can’t do without the course if you are a new mum –
As a therapist who deals with injuries I am required to have a first aid certificate. I have just repeated my training to update my certificate and thoroughly enjoyed the course again. The course is informative and enjoyable. It makes having to take a morning off work thoroughly worthwhile. I particularly recommend the resusitation dolls!
Emma is such a wonderful instructor. I feel really comfortable with the huge amounts of information that I needed to understand for the course. More to the point, months after finishing I feel very well equipped to handle any emergency that I might be present for.
Claire Roberts – The ReCentre, Balham
We have been recommending our nannies and families use First Aid for life in order to gain first aid knowledge and a certificate, for about 3 years now. We continue to recommend them as the feedback from our clients has been that the course is informative and presented in a clear and helpful manner. We also like the fact that it is aimed at people who are working with or who have young children and babies and it meets the Ofsted first aid requirements. There are lots of course sessions available so it is easy to find one to suit your schedule. People come away feeling confident that they could practically cope should a first aid situation arise. I have heard horror stories from nannies about cheap courses where it is all theory and the students never do any practical work, and come away with a first aid certificate at the end, but first aid for life is strong on practical work and we would recommend as exceptional
Moira Walsh – Fulham Nannies
I use First Aid for Life on a regular basis sending coaches for Paediatric First Aid training. Emma is very professional and organised and will go out of her way to try to fit me in at short notice. Her courses are thorough but relaxed, and she is very welcoming as they are held in her house; I would definitely recommend her to anyone in the area.
Lorna Bellchambers – Rugby Tots
My partner and I took the a first aid course with First Aid for Life as we run a kickboxing school and have to ensure we have the best standard of First Aid training which Emma of First Aid for Life offers. We were also about to become new parents and wanted to make sure we has First Aid training to ensure we are ready to cope with any emergencies that may arise. The course we had was amazing as our trainer Emma was very friendly, understanding, very informative and knowledgeable, as well as allowing customers to cover any aspects they wanted to during the course, which made the course very catered for its audience. Emma also ensured that you were comfortable when carrying out practical, ensuring they were carried out correctly, giving time to re go over if needed. We also got really good reading materials to take away after, which can be used to refresh on the skills we learnt in class. We will certainly be going back to First Aid for Life when we are due to renew our certification, and will be sending all our future instructors there to.
Liz Ferioli – London Warriors
Unlike other courses where you generally watch an instructor demonstrate CPR, there were lots of mannequins in various ages for all of us to practice on. I feel much more confident. Thank you Emma.
Emma was extremely helpful, spoke clearly, made sure everybody understood what she was saying. the course wasn’t boring at all. Loved it, will be back in 3 years – can’t wait!
Informative and presented in a simple and logical order and for the first time I was able to retain the information.
I just wanted to thank you for an exceptionally good course this morning. I got so much out of it that I have already begun promoting with all my friends.
Thanks very much for the course today. As far as I was concerned it was just what I needed for Playgroup, plus a bit more.
- the pace was right for me, and the content was perfect
- I was especially interested in the bit about defibrillators as I knew nothing about them at all, also obviously the baby/child elements from a work point of view but also the adult element as I guess that’s where you are most likely to encounter a situation in day-to-day life
- I felt you fitted a huge amount of information into three hours which was great
The only downside is that I’m now slightly hoping that someone will fall off something so I can rush to the rescue!!!
Baby First Aid Course – a must for any new mum!
I can’t rate this course highly enough! First Aid for Life organised for an instructor to come to my house and a group of my NCT friends and I undertook a 3 hour course where we learnt all about the most common accidents and emergency situations concerning young children. We all found the course absolutely invaluable and feel so much more prepared and confident, especially now our little ones are starting to crawl and eat finger foods. A definite must do if you are a new mum!
Jess was a fantastic teacher & managed to make learning the serious business of first aid enjoyable & fun.
We both came away from the evening feeling well prepared & much more confident in skills that could be used not only for little people but adults also - a real bonus!
Thanks for arranging this for us – we’re so glad we attended (although hoping we’ll never have to use our new skills!!)
Ben and Ruth Geach
Just to say I have completed the course today with Jess and It was brilliant!I will definitevely recommend it to my friends, I feel much more confident about the first aid stuff , I may even consider to be a First Aider in my free time!
Very thoroughand hands-on. Lots of practical solutions.
Emma Willetts – Putney Day School Trust
I am so glad I was able to attend this course it was well presented, informative and fun.
Ro – Pacca
Very beneficial, I feel this course should be compulsory for parents.
Selina Greene TMO board member
I just wanted to drop you an email to say “thank you” for the life support training last week. It was very useful and you made the session interesting and interactive. The use of anecdotes helps to remember certain key messages which you did really well. With best wishes,
Dr Shazia Ovaisi
GP at Thurleigh Road Practice, Balham
Thanks again for an excellent teaching session on Wednesday 7th March at our Practice Lavender Hill.
Nurse Anjana Verma
Thank you for allowing me to come along to the training today at such short notice. I learnt so much and found it very informative and useful. Your depth of knowledge and the illustration used exceeded my expectation. Thank you so much for your time and effort.
Denise Cooke – aerobics teacher
Just to say a big thank you for yesterday on behalf of all of us who attended the training session. It was very informative and interesting.
Karen PacePractice Manager
The Earlsfield Practice
I just wanted to say a big thanks for the course this morning – I got so much out of it and really enjoyed it. Thank you. I walked out feeling much more confident about how to deal with first aid issues. I was telling my husband all about it this afternoon and we think it would be great for him to attend the same course. Many thanks,
Hi Emma, just thought i would leave you some feedback from the 1st aid course i attended on 17th March. It was excellent! Jess explained things very well and clearly and made us very comfortable in her home. I definitely feel confident enough to know what to do in an emergency which I’ve never felt in previous 1st aid courses. Also i think it’s great that the groups are kept small! Thank you once again!
The practical aspect helped things sink in. Very positive, easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable to ask questions. Thank you
Westminster Cathedral School
This was the best and most informative first aid course that I have ever done. I loved being in someone’s home, it made everything more personal and relaxed, meaning that I feel that I learnt more. Thank you.
As a 40 year old and very conscientious nanny I was reassured that you didn’t let the Childminder leave when she showed that she struggled with the situations and you spent extra time with her to make sure she got it right. Babies and children are left with us and so I am glad you take your job seriously. See you in 3 years.
Emma, thank you so much for your course. It was great to cover all the basics of first aid for babies and children in just three hours in the comfort of a friend’s home. I now feel much more confident about my ability to handle a medical emergency and I highly recommend your course to all new parents. Cheers,
Dear Emma course was excellent, pitched at exactly the right level and everyone found if very useful. Thank you very much
Down to earth, no nonsense course that addressed all the major issues. No one was ever made to feel stupid and it was actually fun!
The Paediatric course was really thorough and Emma was really knowledgeable and patient.
Very relaxed, friendly teacher and group and lots of fun!
Zoë Norris (Early Years course)
I really enjoyed the intimate feeling and the settings – your lovely house and the fact that the course is one day instead of two with instant certificates – exactly great!
Maya Mozal – Paediatric course fulfilling Ofsted criteria
I just want to thank Jess for welcoming me and the other girls into her home and providing us with tea/coffee and biscuits during our First Aid course.Jess was so considerate and caring towards everybody’s needs, I never felt so comfortable and confident in a strange environment before and Jess made each of feel special we all left feeling so good at the end of the course.
THANKS JESS!! Keep up your great work.
Thank you for taking such good care of Ewelina, she was / is sooo happy she passed and thought the day was great. Thank you again
A Fantastic course, I feel so much more confident than I ever have with any other first aid course I have attended.
Aimee Craft – Monkey Music
Perfect size group, relaxed atmosphere, fabulous teacher!
Rebecca Kent – Nanny
Thank you so much for Friday it was a really useful course and i felt like i learnt an awful lot which i hope i won’t put into practise that often. Thank you again. Kind Regard,
Mny thx for the really excellent 1st aid course last night – it was extremely informative and I went home and immediately lifted those pesky dishwasher tablets out of reach………….
ANTONIA STEWART LIMITED
Had a great day. Emma was very helpful and informative. Recommend highly
Bec Clarke – Nanny
Thoroughly enjoyed the course, a very comfortable and relaxed environment to spend the day. The atmosphere was easy going too. More practical element makes it more interesting to learn.
Very interesting, taught well, easy to understand
Melissa Robertson – Oliver House Preparatory
It was great the way you related the First Aid to Anatomy and Physiology so you can understand what is going on in the body and I loved the way you used the real life incidents to illustrate the points.
Jenny Travell – Massage therapist
I was very pleased with the course content and how it was delivered. The teacher was very welcoming and extremely well resourced. A fantastic first aid course that I would recommend to others.
I thought Emma was excellent, went at a really good pace, explained things really clearly and made things very relevant for parents of young children. It was well worth the money and I feel much more confident that I would be able to cope in an emergency. And she was very patient given that she was faced with 8 mothers and 8 babies in a relatively confined space!
Sally Arnold – bespoke group babies course
Emma delivered the course in a really interesting friendly way. It was in no way intimidating or scary. The time passed very quickly because the day was so informative.
Annabelle Dare – Mousehouse Nursery
The course was excellent and brilliantly presented by Sam. He was very thorough and clearly very knowledgable. He was also flexible on that he answered many random questions on everything from asthma to epi-pens. I also thought the fridge reminders and booklet were really useful. All the participants said they were really pleased to come and most said their partners would also be interested, so I am hoping to arrange another one later in the year.
Kate Wesseldine – First Aid for babies and toddlers
I attended the Paediatric first aid course on Saturday and just wanted to give some feedback. First of all the venue was great, Jess’s flat provides a very novel and interesting place to learn and being so central in Westminster was great. Jess was lovely, so friendly, relaxed and welcoming which made for an enjoyable and informative day THANKS !!
Jeanette Calvert – Paediatric course covering Ofsted syllabus
I would like to say that Glenn was fabulous. We were running 30mins late starting and he was very relaxed and pragmatic about it. He also tolerated our constant interruptions and questions and never made us feel like we were asking a silly question or wasting him time. I will definitely be recommending to friends.
A fun and informative session which I think I will actually be able to remember!
Francesca McKenzie – Oakfield Preparatory School
Jess made everyone in the group feel at ease and comfortable, she encouraged us to ask as many questions as we needed to while stressing that no question was a silly one. I thought she was a fantastic tutor. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend First Aid for Life to anyone.
Tanya Bryant – Paediatric course covering the full Ofsted syllabus
Thank you very much for hosting the ‘First Aid Course for Babies’ today. It was so informative and useful. It was also great to cover all the different issues within the 3 hour window and everything was presented very well.
It was certainly a good first aid refresher for me and I do feel a bit better prepared in case something happens.
Thank you also for your advice on attending the Paediatric First Aid course. Once our baby is born and we are settled in at home I would definitively like to attend one of these courses.
Michaela – NCT First Aid for babies course
Emma, thank you for a fantastic morning, you were very accomodating, friendly and helpful.
The atmosphere was relaxed and an easy enviroment to learn in regardless of the mixture of people.
I found the course to the point and very easy to understand, hoping I don’t have to put this into use too often but feel I am well equipped should the need arise.
Many thanks again
Sam Mayne – Tri-Adventure company
Many thanks for a wonderful course. Geraldine was very knowledgable whilst also keeping the mood light. All of my NCT group were agreed that it was very useful and I certainly feel more confident to face an emergency, God forbid should any arise!
Emma’s direct and engaging style makes it easy to learn and leaves you feeling confident you will be able to apply what you have learned.
Julia Crabtree – Accordance Plus
You share the depth of your knowledge and experience in a clear way. Fun whilst never underestimating the seriousness of what we are learning. Thank you
Val Archer – Family School
A very useful, informative course, not too frightening. I feel that I will be better informed and equipped to deal with any situation that was mentioned today.
Charlotte – Nanny
A very dynamic teacher made the subject very relevant to everyday situations, her passion came across strongly. The best First Aid course I have done.
This was the best course I have attended
Mary Hartigan – Draycott Nursing Services
Made to feel very comfortable. something every person should be taught, great teacher!
Sharon Scott – Nanny
The first topic you talked about amazed me and I said to myself how glad I was that I attended this course. Everything was really good and useful. Emma you are really brilliant and so friendly you made sure I wasn’t ashamed to join in.
Remedios Sheldrake – Nanny
I am so happy that I’ve done this course. Emma explained everything to us very carefully so we understood everything.
Had a great time, learnt lots and enjoyed the day
I definitely feel more confident about what to do for an emergency – it really is empowering and I’ve realised that what I have learnt today applies to all areas of my life, outside work. Thank you for a very informative session.
You were great, enjoyed every minute of it.
Thank you very much. The course was extremely useful. It was really to the point unlike others I’ve been to.
Reyes Lora – Fashion Awareness Direct
The course was very thorough and informative and also very good value
Joanne Matthews – Fashion Awareness Direct
An excellent First Aid course. Very detailed and useful information for school and general usage.
Excellent delivery. I feel much more prepared for any playground eventuality.
Kirsty Cubblesly – Oakfield Preparatory School
A fantastic hands on course. I now fell confident on my administration of First Aid
Sue Holland – Hurlingham School
Great course with a good mix of theory and practical with good life examples
Viki Gillet – Thomas’s School
Very useful practical advice that gave confidence in how to deal with situations.
Joanna Copland – Thomas School
Great course, very informative, well paced and covered everything we wanted
Theo Theophaous – Broomwood School
Everybody should attend a course like this as part of citizen’s duty. Simple steps, easy to learn that can save lives.
Teacher gets to the point, no hanging around, very cosy and friendly, really enjoyed it! All done in one day FAB!!
An enjoyable way to learn a lot of information that will stick! Has made me feel really confident to deliver First Aid.
This course is fantastic, easy to get to, friendly instructor, very helpful.
Interesting and fun. Small groups made it a very intimate experience and made me confident to voice my opinions and thoughts.
Extremely good, very thorough and informative, good value for money!
Everything was great! Relaxed and comfortable, you are a very good teacher – so knowledgeable – I will come back!
Wasn’t sure about doing an intensive course as I had previously done a course over a few weeks 2 hours at a time, but I didn’t have to worry. Teacher was engaging and a combination of video, practical and talking was ideal. Would definitely recommend.
Janice Griffiths – Nanny
I really liked the test and the practical with the mannequins. I found it a good way to consolidate the learning. It was targeted to my needs and I felt fully included in the lesson.
Manuela – Nanny
Really impressed with Emma. She made us feel so welcome and comfortable so I felt at home. But so informative and really enjoyable. Loved the practical side of it and feel confident leaving. Emma was brilliant and so knowledgeable.
The course was great, really practical and to the point, and the step by step scenarios you gave were particularly useful. I like the way you reiterated everything and checked our understanding (esp as my brain is very sleep deprived so not functioning very well). Although it is horrible to think that something might happen to your child, knowledge is power and I feel a lot more confident in my ability to react calmly and respond quickly.
The booklet that came with the course is very user friendly (just reading it now!). I love the flow chart on the back of your course flier.
Thanks v much
I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks for the excellent first aid course. Glenn was great, very personable and really knowledgeable. Roda also did a great job with the babies and made a real difference for those mums that used her support!
The course content, pace and delivery was just what we were after. Fingers crossed we don’t need to use it.
I will recommend your course to other mums.
I would like to thank you for making me feel welcome today at the course and for your kind host at your home.
Also I was more than happy to vote for you. I believe to be passionate about things we do in life makes us really good at it and it was clear you like what you do. I will be happy to recommend you to my friends in the future.
Wish you all the best,
Hi there just a quick note to say thankyou to Glenn for our training yesterday. It was really good and Glenn was great, dealing with clucking new mums and noisey babies brilliantly. Many thanks, I shall definitely be recommending this to other friends.
Best wishes, toria – bespoke course
I would like to tell you how pleased I am about today’s course. It was well structured, very informative and there was plenty of time to ask question or go over things. Being a small group was a blessing.
Jess was great, she has not only the knowledge on the subject but also a way of expressing herself that is very easy to follow, even if English is not my first language. Her passion for her job shines through and she is very inspiring. She made me feel welcome and at ease so that when it came to ask something I was not in the least intimidated. I am certain that I got the most of it and what I learned will stay with me; although I hope not to have to use some of the techniques..
I am happy to recommend your course at every opportunity.
Just to say thank you for yesterdays course. I appreciated you making the time to answer all my questions and found the format and location very user friendly. You fitted in a lot of very useful information in a short amount of time, helping to both refresh and update my first aid knowledge. An invaluable course both in respect to teaching a contact sport as well as being a mother of a boisterous, tree climbing boy!
Sam Haynes – Karate Coach
A fantastic and Informative day. I feel better equipped to deal with terrifying scenarios!
Camille Bonham – Putney High School
Very clear knowledgeable advice made you think WHY you do certain things.
J Janssen – Bertrum School
Fantastic course, tailor made & completely specific to our first aid needs
Lauren Hopkins – Thomas’s School
I just wanted to say how good I thought the course was today. Jess was so welcoming to her lovely flat and the course was hugely informative and fun too. She struck just the right note too, in accepting all our questions! I learned loads and feel much more confident about dealing with any potential accidents. I would happily recommend your company to anyone that asks.
The course was excellent on Saturday, Jess did a brilliant job!
Dr Helen Brooks
please pass on our thanks we thought the training was really good, the delivery was brilliant and made everyone feel at ease and in a way that was really quick for us to pick up. I will def recommend to anyone looking for training on first aid it was invaluable!!!
I would like to say thank you on behalf of the NCT group and me for the first aid talk done by Jess on Sat 17 Nov.
I think we all feel a bit more confident in how to approach an emergency situation. Jess was great and very approachable with regard to questions and queries that we had.
Dr Sara musawi
It was a great course – thank you. I’ve had messages today from all the friends who came along: they all really enjoyed it and found it really useful. We had a mix of pregnant friends plus those of us with babies, and the course suited us all. Sam was great – he pitched the material perfectly and managed to fit a huge amount in. Thank you very much!
Thanks for the course last night, it was excellent. Geraldine is a fantastic trainer. Could you let me know Jan/ Feb dates that Geraldine will be doing and I will book my husband on the course
Thanks Emma. Geraldine was brilliant and thorough and everyone gave really positive reviews. Please thank her for us.
I just wanted to let you know that during the first break I was speaking to some of the learners (and have spoken to more since) and I have received very positive feedback about Sam as a trainer – this was the feedback I received from the first group we set up also. I just wanted to let you know some of the comments I heard were that Sam makes the training, fun, easily understandable and relaxed and some even said they have never had a better trainer – especially for first aid!!
Westminster Council 12 hour Paediatric course for Childminders
Needing to update my CPR for appraisal and feeling a bit jaded about going on yet another course, I attended one of Emma\’s courses at a local GP surgery. Not only did I learn plenty that I didn\’t already know, I came away feeling positively inspired ( and more confident in dealing with emergencies!) Emma was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and brought CPR to life! Using vignettes of real life situations, it helped to explain why we do what we do in CPR rather than just the usual list of instructions. Brilliant. I\’ve recommended her to several other places already.
Thank you for these newsletters. Just a quick email from me to say how much they helped me last week.My son suffered an acute allergic reaction last week, to what we are still unsure. The newsletter on allergic reactions with pictures you sent through immediately came to my mind when I saw his face, eyes and lips swelling so we wasted no time and took him straight to A&E. I am pleased to say that he is much recovered now. With thanks again and kind regards,
“I found this 3-hour introduction to First aid really useful and enjoyable. The emphasis for this particular group of participants was on First Aid for babies and children, which was exactly what I had wanted, as I am currently pregnant. However, the teacher also explained how each first aid technique would be adapted for adults. The teacher was very friendly and reassuring and explained each emergency situation and the relevant first aid solution very clearly and logically. The atmosphere in the room was relaxed and welcoming: the small group size meant that each participant’s individual queries could be dealt with and the teacher could oversee each participant’s practical work. The balance of theory and practice in the session was very good, with an opportunity for us all to practise each safety strategy learnt immediately, on various dummies. After the class, we were each given a detailed booklet on first aid to take away, which was a great way to reinforce what we’d learned, and which gave us the security to know we’d be able to remind ourselves in the future how to handle any emergency situations. I would highly recommend that any parents or prospective parents attend one of these ‘First Aid for Life’ courses.”
Signed: Anouke Bokkerink Date: 21st December 2012
My husband and I attended one of your courses this morning at a friend’s house on Allfarthing Lane, run by Sam.I am writing to say how much we all benefited from it and to let you know how brilliant Sam was in taking the course. He was informative, funny, easy to understand and very thorough. It was a really excellent morning. Please pass on our thanks to Sam. Many thanks
I attended a Paediatric First Aid Course back in December 2010. I work as a Nanny to two small boys, so I understand how important first aid training is!
Last week, at a birthday party, a little girl of 20 months started to choke on some crisps. Her nanny panicked, so I took her and used the technique I had learned from you. Two slaps later and the crisp dislodged.
I am so, so glad that I attended your course! I felt calm in the knowledge that I did know what to do.
When it comes to renewal, myself and some other nannies will definitely be coming to you.
please pass on our thanks we thought the training was really good, the delivery was brilliant and made everyone feel at ease and in a way that was really quick for us to pick up. I will def recommend to anyone looking for training on first aid it was invaluable!!!
Tash Berry – First Aid for Babies and Toddlers
Thank you for these newsletters. Just a quick email from me to say how much they helped me last week. My son suffered an acute allergic reaction last week, to what we are still unsure. The newsletter on allergic reactions with pictures you sent through immediately came to my mind when I saw his face, eyes and lips swelling so we wasted no time and took him straight to A&E. I am pleased to say that he is much recovered now.
Sam was an excellent trainer and the three hours rushed by. More importantly, confidence levels are significantly higher and all said how much they enjoyed the course. I will have no hesitation in booking further courses with you and recommending you to others.
Gail Caddy Beckenham Rugby Club
On the way back to my surgery after my annual refresher course from Emma, I came across a cyclist who had been knocked off his bike. Although he was conscious so didn’t need top end resuscitation, I felt empowered to order him, and the bystanders, around until the ambulance came. It was invaluable to feel so confident about managing the situation.
Dr Helen Lucas – GP in Battersea
I found the course excellent. It was a very rapid run through of all the key emergency situations you could come across, with real -life examples to help you remember the different techniques of what to do.
There are so many simple things that we can all do to help someone in an emergency which could make the difference between life and death, and it’s fantastic to feel confident to know what to you.
Thanks so much and I’ll be sure to mention it to my mums-to-be and friends who need a refresher.
Eilish Saba – The Baby Care Company
I thought it was the most useful and interesting Saturday morning I’ve spent in ages. And I do have a good life! Best wishes for continued success.
Thanks so much to you and Jess for a wonderful course, I thoroughly enjoyed it and came away the most confident I have ever been following a first aid course.
My mum came to me just last night, unable to talk and I remembered that it was a sign of choking. A sharp blow to her back sorted her out.
Thank you so much!
I am now an NCT postnatal group leader and always recommend your courses to the mums on my courses!
I attended the course for personal rather than professional reasons – as my kids are now 4 & 7 I wanted to find out about things like burns and drowning. I really enjoyed the course and thought that Jess was an excellent teacher who explained things very clearly. It was good to get the chance to practise as well as to have lots of time to ask questions, both of which I found really useful.
Thank you for a great course today. I have been thinking about the day and what I learned. I think one thing that was very useful was using real cases we have all read about and related to; and using the mistakes or correct/incorrect procedures used to save or attempt to save lives. Making it easier to remember procedures and applications. I think your teaching method was approachable and friendly and the whole experience from initial interest to this request for feedback has been all very communicative and professional. I will send many colleagues your way!
Jenny – Pilates for Posture
I wasn’t sure whether I should go to St John Ambulance or the Red Cross, but then I came across this course – great value for money and really informative. It is a real bonus that Emma can gear it more towards specific needs.