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Our Multi Award winning classes are delivered in a relaxed and comfortable style and give you confidence to know what actions to take if faced with a medical emergency.
Mini First Aid Highlands & Moray offers a range of classes across the North of Scotland for all the family; parents, grandparents, carers and for children as young as three years old, training them in basic and life-saving first aid. Our kids classes can be delivered in schools, nurseries and private groups.
We also offer a range of full qualification courses in Paediatric First Aid and First Aid At Work. We can run first aid training in house for a group of employees in Inverness, The Black Isle, Tain, Nairn, Elgin, Moray and surrounding areas.
Our NEW Paediatric First Aid - Outdoor Learning course includes looking at outside scenarios and is particularly well suited to Forest School practitioners and those providing outdoor learning.
Hi, I’m Kayleigh and I am the owner and trainer of Mini First Aid Highlands & Moray. This uses my experience as a swimming teacher, and own parenting experiences, to help teach others to save lives. It’s a frightening experience when your little one is poorly or injured, however our friendly team and relaxed classes aim to give you the skills and confidence to deal with a first aid situation.
Jamie has first hand experience in dealing with medical emergencies as a experienced workplace first aider and emergency responder as a retained firefighter. Jamie understands the importance of having basic first aid skills to deal with an emergency, as well as the confidence to use them should the situation arise. Jamie enjoys teaching and training people having worked as a Emergency Medical Technician and is keen to share his knowledge and skills in an informal, informative and enjoyable class.
Michelle is a Paediatric Nurse and local mum of two. Michelle is passionate about all things First Aid and CPR and has drawn from her knowledge and experience as a nurse, and as a parent, to help others learn these valuable life skills.
Sarah has a wealth of experience delivering training to many industries from construction to childcare. Sarah worked for a large international training provider, before joining the Mini First Aid Family. Sarah believes that first aid is a lifelong skill that would benefit everyone to have even just a basic understanding of what to do in an emergency. You just never know when it might come to use.
Today I attended a 2 hour first aid class aimed specifically at treating little ones. I can honestly say this was such a worthwhile session and I would recommend it to anyone who has small children. My job as a health professional sees me update basic life support skills regularly but as a Mum to a tiny toot, this course taught me lots of handy tips and tricks! I learned that, even having worked in the NHS for ten years, there were things related to children’s first aid that I didn’t know. Kayleigh from @minifirstaidinverness is so warm, lovely and really knowledgeable. You can tell she has a passion for all things first aid! We covered a broad range of subjects during the class such as choking, CPR, burns and febrile seizures. I couldn’t resist the cute polka dot first aid kit which has everything you need for your bag when out and about with your little ones. I also bought a handy grape cutter which is a GAME CHANGER!!
I would highly recommend this first aid course. Kayleigh was very knowledgable and confident in delivering the course. I’m expecting my first baby and definitely feel more confident in knowing what to do in an emergency. Great course for anyone involved in caring for babies and infants. Thanks again Kayleigh! ?
I did the mini first aid today with Kayleigh and she is amazing, she really did put my mind at peace with all the information she knew and am becoming a new mum for the first time I feel really confident with the information I know now. Thank you Kayleigh.
We have seen hundreds of clients go through the Infection Control Course and heard nothing but positive feedback. They were able to do everything in their own time and now have the ability to promote their certificate/badge to all current and future customers which has helped them secure both venues and new clients. I would highly recommend anyone that is running a children's activities business to complete this course.
One afternoon, we were enjoying a day out in the sunshine and had stopped to feed our daughter of 7 months, she’s just started solid food and we’d been giving her sliced banana to chew on. On this particular day, she inhaled a small piece and began to choke. I quickly remembered Martin’s words, put her in the proper hold, bottom in the air and one forceful strike between her shoulder blades dislodged the banana and although she was shocked, she was able to breathe again and I can’t tell you how relieved we felt! It may have only been 10 seconds in which she couldn’t breathe but it was terrifying. Had I not had the training from Martin and Mini First Aid, I cannot even begin to imagine how differently the situation could have turned out. In fact, I’d go as far to say that the training I received enabled me to save our daughter’s life.
"We are so glad we have done a Mini First Aid class. We enjoyed the class, found it really useful and feel so much more prepared in the build up to having our baby.”
There are a gazillion things I never seem to get around to doing (fixing the broken blind in our bedroom, getting some photos printed of ‘the baby’ who is almost two but still doesn’t exist on our walls, pinning down the coffee date I’ve been promising my neglected friend via WhatsApp for at least 6 months…) BUT this morning I finally got my arse in gear and ticked off something from my ‘Really Must Do’ list by attending a First Aid class designed specifically for parents, grandparents and carers of babies and young children. It took just two hours out of my morning and covered a whole host of stuff including what to do if a child is choking, how to deal with burns/breaks/bleeding and the basics of life-saving CPR for kids.
Attended today with both my daughters, (7yrs and 6months) xx Was absolutely fantastic and cannot express how easy going but informative it was! I am soo soo happy I booked. £20 to potentially save a life one day- best bargain I have ever purchased!! Xx Thank you soo soo much- we will be returning in the future for a refresher! Xxx
I had a very educative class today, and I’m now feeling a bit more prepared when it comes to things that could possibly happen to my toddler or someone’s baby. It’s been the best money I’ve spent and would definitely encourage any new mum, granny or even young adults to participate and learn from this class. Also loved the idea of them teaching young children from 3+ through role play what to do in some situations and how to get them to cooperate in case of emergencies. Absolutely brilliant staff! Thank you so much!
This was a great opportunity to learn all about first aid for children and babies. The class was very relaxed and Kayleigh delivered the class in a fun friendly atmosphere. I feel so much more relaxed now and armed with all the techniques I hopefully won't need to use. Would highly recommend. Thank you Kayleigh. Your doing a fantastic job x
Sky are always looking for ways to better support their staff and Parents@Sky Network offers support and benefits to staff who are parents. I came across Mini First Aid through a Facebook promotion and there was a huge demand for the Infant and Child First Aid class which was shared on our internal and external social channels. The communication and organisation of the event was excellent - Sarah-Lou was professional, engaging and even injected some parent style humour! The class was interactive and educational - everyone took something away from it including much more confidence in dealing with any emergencies which could arise with their little ones. The feedback received on the back of it was amazing! It was a great success and hopefully something we can do again, and potentially roll out to other sites in the UK. Thank you Mini First Aid, you were a pleasure to deal with!
I had such a great mini first aid course, with Kayleigh. She is so warm and nice, and knows how to make everything interactive. It really makes a difference when you actually get to practice on the mannequins instead of just sitting down on the chair to watch. I feel so much more confident after doing the course. Thank you so much.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone! I’ve been telling all my family and friends about it. Being 35 weeks pregnant it gave me the reassurance I needed, as I will be a first time mum I now have the knowledge, to do first aid on children and babies - on the dreaded thought that I’ll ever need to use it. The class was super relaxed and was amazing how easy Kayleigh made everything seem - and nothing is a silly question! I have a genuine fear over mannequin CPR dolls but Kayleigh and “Brodie” made me feel right at ease. Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Mini First Aid Class (filmed for ITVBe) was a fantastic class, both Arg and I found it a really good and informative session
A productive Sunday! ? Highly recommend this class with Kayleigh. I loved the fact I could take my nearly 4 month old son with me and it was relaxed and informative. Get yourselves booked on - it’s only £20 per person!! You can buy kits too. ✅ #canneverhavetoomanyfirstaidkits ?
I would highly recommend this first aid class. I'm expecting my first baby and wanted to get some training on first aid etc and I feel much more confident after Kayleighs class, she was really relaxed and knowledgeable and made the class very enjoyable. The class covered all areas of first aid and it was great being able to actually practice first aid techniques on the mannequins. I will definitely be popping back for a refresher course at some point!
It was a pleasure meeting Kate and Jacky from Mini First Aid and being taught what to do in case of an emergency. Learning CPR and what to do when a child is choking is invaluable. Obviously, I hope I never had to use the things I learned in today’s class, but horrible things happen and knowing these techniques can really make a huge difference. The class was fun and accessible given the seriousness of the topic. I would highly recommend everyone doing it.
I attended Mini First Aid today and can’t recommend it enough. I’m a midwife with knowledge in newborn care and first aid however I left with much more knowledge and skills for everyday life. Kayleigh was very approachable! The course was enjoyable and appropriate for expectant parents, parents and even the extended family!
I cannot recommend Mini First Aid enough. Kate ran a private class for me and my 11 year old daughter in the comfort of our own home, which was perfect especially as my babies are due any day now. My daughter and I feel much more confident in knowing what to do in a range of emergency situations and I also got some extra twin tips from Kate as a fellow twin Mum! It's such an important life skill that every parent and carer should have so I would urge you to book a Mini First Aid course today.
Myself and my husband attended a mini first aid course and I would highly recommend any parent or carer do this. It was a local evening class and only 2 hours which was great and really convenient for us! We have a 4 month old baby and she gave us a vast amount of knowledge and skills covering everything from bumps and burns to more serious choking and CPR. I feel well equipped now should I ever require these skills. Thank you Kayleigh!
We attended the Mini First Aid class when I was pregnant last year. Fast forward to now and my baby girl is 8months old and my training has just saved her life! My daughter began silently choking on a piece of toast and had started to turn purple, because of my training I remained as calm as can be in that situation and was able to get her in the correct position and give her some black blows and retrieve the nasty culprit. £20 I paid for that course, it was the best £20 I ever spent because my daughter's life is priceless. I know for a fact before attending the course I would have just panicked and screamed, not knowing the best course of action. Thank you so much Mini First Aid, you saved my daughter's life and for that I'm eternally grateful.
An afternoon well spent and £20 well spent, such a relaxing non invasive fun course. kayleigh is so knowlegable and gives you the tools to potentially save someones life one day. will defo be booking a course for the kids to learn first aid and anyone who hasn't done so already seriously just do it!
The kids at KCCKC absolutely loved their courses today. Thank you so much for coming along, would totally recommend as everything was tailored to suit the individual kids ?