Baby First Aid Workshop (Online)

What is the PPC Online Baby First Aid Workshop?

We recognise how valuable basic first aid knowledge is as a parent and in life generally. Our Baby First Aid session is a non-certificated workshop aiming to give confidence to parents in dealing with common childhood emergencies.

At present the session is being delivered over Zoom. The workshop is facilitated live by Liz Foster who has a background in health care.

The workshop uses demonstrations, videos, quizzes and class discussions. The course is hands on and participants are asked to make a ‘towel baby’ or bring a soft toy to the class to practice procedures such as CPR and choking.


Liz demonstrating helping a baby who is choking

What does the session cover?

Unconscious baby & child (0-12 years)
Choking (0-12 years)
Bump to head
Broken Bones
Allergic Reaction
Febrile Seizure


Who is the course suitable for?

All expectant parents, parents, grandparents & carers. The course focuses on babies up to the age of one year, however CPR and management of choking in children up to the age of 12 is also covered.Who is the course suitable for?


What to expect?

The workshop lasts for 2 hours and 30 minutes. The first half of the session covers C.P.R and choking. The second half covers signs that your baby is unwell and moves on to common childhood first aid situations.  There is a break half way through the workshop for participants to go and make themselves a cup of tea.

Booking & Information:

Our online Baby First Aid workshops run from 2pm -4:30pm on Tuesdays & Saturdays. Current 2021 dates are agreed as follows:

  • Tuesday 20th April
  • Future dates coming…. let us know your interest in sessions from May onwards

We ask you to register interest with our office via email at: for any dates above.

We are also able to offer private Baby first aid workshops if you are a small group (up to 8) who wish to take part in the course together. Dates and prices can be discussed directly with the PPC by contacting the office on the details below.

Cost: Suggested donation is £20 per individual or £30 per couple. The donation includes follow up links from facilitator.  However, all our classes have concessionary rates as we never turn anyone due to financial constraint. Please contact us about this if you need to know more.


What other parents have said about our Baby & Child First Aid Course

“I think the course was very well structured. It was a very good idea to combine videos with further explanations on each topic. It made it easy to follow and we all had a chance to ask questions. Topics covered were spot on and it is certainly a good way to reassure first time parents/carers and boost their confidence.”

“Clear and concise teaching. A very warm manner with a friendly teacher who made all questions seem valid and no query too small.”

“Really good baby first aid course with Liz via Zoom. So much was covered in the session and clearly explained. We were given time to participate and ask any questions.”

“I feel a lot more confident as a first time parent now. I think all new parents should take this course! So much emphasis is placed on pregnancy and labour, more courses like this are needed to focus on how to actually look after your child once you are past pregnancy.”


To book a place  please contact the Pregnancy and Parents Centre office,

188 Pleasance EH8 9RT

by  email .

Please note our office telephone is not manned during remote working in light of Coronavirus restrictions.