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First Aid For The First Years was created by co-founders Zoe and Maggie.

Zoe has been a Registered Paramedic for 10 years, holds a certificate IV in training and assessment and has taught paramedical students at a university level.

Maggie holds dual registration as a Registered Paramedic and Registered Nurse and has 8 years of experience in the field. Maggie also has multiple Australian titles in first aid competition.

After becoming new mums in 2022 we made it our mission to educate and empower as many caregivers as possible in all aspects of baby and child first aid. We wanted to share our knowledge and skills to help others feel confident in caring.

First Aid For The First Years has been based on almost 20 years of combined experience as Registered Paramedics and aligns with evidence based practice and current Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

We cover the more complex / skills based topics in person including:

  • The Primary Survey (DRSABCD)
  • Advocating for your child
  • Allergies & anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Croup
  • CPR (baby, child and adult)
  • Dehydration
  • Drowning
  • Fevers & febrile convulsions
  • Head injuries
  • How to recognise a critically unwell baby or child (red flag symptoms)
  • Rashes
  • Respiratory distress

Work through these less complicated topics online at a time that suits you:

  • Bites & stings
  • Bleeding
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Poisoning

We will take your email address on the day of the course and add you into our online course system. You can then work through these modules at your own pace on your phone, tablet or computer.

By focusing on the more complex topics in person (and providing a few of the less complicated topics online) we are able to:

  • Spend more time learning about the really important stuff 
  • Spend more time to practicing skills such as choking and CPR
  • Spend more time answering questions 
  • Run the course at a relaxed pace
  • Finish the course in just a few hours, giving you most of the day free
  • Enable you to complete the online topics at a time that is convenient for you
  • A TV with HDMi output
  • Wifi
  • Space for all of your guests
  • Some hosts choose to have coffee, tea and snacks for break time

No worries!

If you cant find 6 people to attend your private course you are welcome to book for a smaller group however you will need to pay the minimum fee of $900 between you.

Alternatively you could consider attending a public course or purchasing our online course.

We will have a 15 minute break in the middle of the course which should be enough time to stretch your legs, have a coffee or a tea and a bite to eat.

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We bring a laptop to plug into your TV, CPR / skills manikins to practice on, a first aid kit and a fun and positive vibe.

We can accommodate up to 16 guests, can you tell we love a party?

As mums ourselves we LOVE children so you are more than welcome to have your little ones with you at your private course. 

If you want to be fully engaged with the content, you may like to consider having another person available at home to help lend a hand throughout the course. We sometimes find parents can struggle to wrangle kids, while also having free hands to learn practical skills.

We do find that courses can run slightly over time when children are in attendance so please allow an extra half an hour just in case.

Also for the record we are very much breast and chest feeding friendly, feel free to feed anywhere anytime!

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Not only will you take home the skills needed to save a life, you will also receive our first aid manual, which is a quick reference guide covering everything you learn in the course and more (so no need to take notes).

You will also receive our first aid flow chart and medication tracker fridge magnet set.

We understand that life happens, so we will try our very best to reschedule your course to a date that suits both parties. We do however ask that you give us as much notice as possible.

If you need to reschedule your course with less than 48 hours notice we charge a ‘last minute reschedule’ fee of $200 which will be taken from your booking payment.

Unfortunately we do not accept cancellations due to a change of mind.

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