Baby & Child First Aid

What is the PPC Baby & First Aid Course?

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. The session will include discussion, practical, hands-on learning and involve the use of manikins to practice the techniques.

The workshop is facilitated by Liz Foster who has a background in health care. To find out about Liz’s training and insurance in Baby & Child First Aid, please see the foot of this page.

The session covers:

  • Unconscious baby & child (0-12 years)
  • Choking (0-12 years)
  • Croup
  • Nose bleed
  • Broken Bones
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Burns
  • Bleeds
  • Meningitis
  • Fever
  • Febrile Seizure

Who is the course suitable for?

All expectant parents, parents, grandparents & carers.  We welcome babies under 6 months but ask that children over that age do not attend or those who are mobile earlier than 6 months (some are!). With a number of small items scattered around the room throughout the session, we limit the age to ensure nothing can be considered a risk.  We may also limit the number of babies in each session and so will ask you if you plan to bring along your little one at the time of booking. Feedback has been received that parents’ ability to concentrate diminishes when caring for babies, and so we try to keep a balance for all those in attendance.

What to expect

The workshop lasts for 2 hours and 15 minutes. The first hour covers C.P.R and choking. The group work in the second half of the session enables participants to become confident in their skills to act promptly and appropriately if their baby or child is unwell. During the second half of the session hot drinks and biscuits are offered.

Booking & Information:

Our Baby & First Aid Courses run from 2.30pm -4.45pm on Tuesdays but  all courses for 2019 are full. Please get in touch if you would like to be advised of 2020 course dates as soon as they are agreed.

If you are interested in knowing about future dates as they are announced, register interest with our office.

Cost: £20 per adult (includes refreshments and follow up links from facilitator).  However, all our classes have concessionary rates and this is the same for the donation system as we never turn anyone due to financial constraint.  Please contact us about this if you need to know more.

We are also able to offer private Baby and Child First Aid courses 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.

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

“Excellent and informative course for the most worrying problems that might arise – thanks very much!”

“Appreciated how Liz had time to answer all questions that came up”

“Feel so much more equipped without being scared”

“I liked this course very much – I will send my husband now!”


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

10 Lower Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9NY

on 0131 229 3667 or email

First Aid Training: Advanced First Aid Instructor Training through Nuco Training (  Liz is fully insured with Balens Ltd.