Safe Beginnings First Aid – Infant and Toddler first aid, CPR and car seat safety education

Safe Beginnings First Aid is the Greater Vancouver area’s leading provider of infant and toddler-focused first aid, CPR and car seat safety courses. Owned and operated by two sisters, Jill Colpitts and Holly Choi are experienced instructors who have educated over 6000 caregivers since 2016 with essential lifesaving skills. It is amazing to watch young children grow, learn, and explore their environment. Learn how to keep your young children safe, prevent common injuries, and react if the unthinkable does occur. Our courses are a must for new and expecting parents, but also recommended for grandparents, nannies, and babysitters.

In the Vancouver, BC area: Register for one of our many public courses; or get your own group together, save money, and work around your own schedule!

Canada-wide: Our NEW at-your-own-pace video-based online course is an adaptation of our popular 2-hour Infant/Child CPR course. This course is perfect for parents and caregivers who want lifesaving knowledge but don’t require a first aid certificate. We’ll give you the confidence to manage emergencies for infants and children, and the know-how to prevent many of them from occurring in the first place. Learn more!

Why Choose Us?

Our courses are fun, informative and inclusive. We understand the demands of having an infant: we’re breastfeeding friendly, and we welcome pre-mobile infants to come along with you!

  • As a first time grandma I am so glad I went. Very informative and not just about infant first aid. I left feeling more confident in being able to assist with CPR and what to do with adults/babies choking. Everyone should start with this course.

    thumb Michelle Hawthorne
    2/06/2019

    5 star review  I worked with Jill as a co-host for an event as well as taking her CPR-C/AED. I found the content well organized and EXTREMELY informative. Jill's teaching style is laid back, easy going and personable. I left the class feeling informed and confident. I would highly recommend Safe Beginnings to anyone looking for a solid CPR course

    thumb Stephanie M Mundle
    8/29/2017
  • 5 star review  We took the Infant/Child CPR course with Jill. The course was excellent! Jill is a great teacher and delivered tons of great information in the two hours we had with her. Would definitely recommend!

    thumb Lynette McClenaghan
    10/26/2018

    This course was extremely beneficial, and I encourage anyone who spends time around infants & children (all you aunties & uncles & friends) to take this course! Yes for safety for the little ones but honestly for your own peace of mind too! I feel SO much more comfortable knowing that I am now educated enough to be helpful and just know the right steps to take during emergency situations. I learned far more than just cpr - the instructor was so great! Highly recommend!

    thumb Carly Anne
    12/12/2018
  • 5 star review  I took Holly’s 2 hour infant/toddler CPR course this past week and brought my 6 month old son with me. Holly was an amazing instructor that went over repetition and personal stories which helped to make the information memorable. I feel confident that I could help an adult or child who was in need of CPR or choking. Many different scenarios were brought up in the course as well as other safety aspects including prevention of poisoning, burns, baby sleep, car seat safety which I’m thankful to have learnt!

    thumb Thea McNaught
    4/28/2018

    5 star review  We wanted to learn some basic first aid skills before the arrival of our first baby, and Holly and Safe Beginnings First Aid class was exactly what we were looking for. She covers the basics from CPR to safe preventative practices around the house, and has excellent cues and descriptions to help you remember the tips, skills and techniques. I would recommend this to anyone with kids, expecting children, or wanting a refresher on first aid skills.

    thumb Lauren MacKenzie
    4/09/2017
  • 5 star review  Excellent course and instructor, highly recommended!

    thumb Shaughnessy Chiara
    1/10/2018

    5 star review  Loved this! I've been to many other first aid classes before and this one was extremely informative. Holly was a great instructor, she definitely has a knack for keeping everyone's attention on her and what's being taught. Thank you!

    thumb Missy Bennett
    7/12/2017
  • 5 star review  I took Holly's course at BuyBuyBaby in Langley today. What a great course! Holly is a fantastic instructor. She spoke clearly and in a way that everyone could understand. She was very thorough and used real life examples to help us understand what she was teaching. I have children of my own and work with babies/toddlers on a daily basis. I feel confident knowing I could help with CPR or choking on any person now. I also loved how she covered other safety topics like car seat safety and home safety. I highly recommend anyone who's around children to take this course!

    thumb Stacey Kosturos
    12/13/2017

    5 star review  My husband and I attended this course as expecting parents and found it very informative and useful. We would definitely recommend any new or expecting parent to take this course!

    thumb Brooke Loewen
    10/18/2018
  • Fabulous, info packed course! 100% worth it!

    thumb Alana Couch
    9/28/2018

    Really enjoyed this class! Brought up safety risks and tips we wouldn't have thought of. Highly recommend.

    thumb Christina Ann
    1/14/2019
  • 5 star review  Holly's 2 hour baby CPR course was excellent. I certified as a lifeguard in my teen's (about 20 years ago), so I thought that I would remember the basic first aid skills required to help in a first aid scenario. However, not only did I not remember some of the important skills, but things have changed(!!). Holly's course covers all of the key skills and allows you to try them out, so you get a sense of what it may be like to do it yourself. The information is useful and practical, and you can ask all the questions. Thanks to Holly, I am feeling much more confident about the pending arrival of our first-born.

    thumb Monique Ronning
    6/30/2018

    5 star review  Jill is such an amazing instructor! Thank you for making the course so engaging!

    thumb Emily Jessica
    8/25/2017
  • Extremely well led class jam packed with useful info. We enjoyed it even after many years of being CPR certified. Took away useful info. Thanks Holly

    thumb Ponnie Matin Pelchat
    2/19/2019

    5 star review  I have taken 2 different CPR courses with Jill and she is a funny, engaging and compelling instructor who knows how to clearly present her material. Thanks also for the theory, visual demos, and hands-on practice - you made sure we got it right before we left! Always a great teacher, thanks so much! 🙂

    thumb Rhiannon Bryant McKech
    8/26/2017
  • 5 star review  Great course. I've taken a lot of first aid courses over the years and found Holly's teaching style to be much more memorable and relevant. The way she explains things and breaks it down is straight forward, tangible and appeals to your common sense, she also gives you cues to help you remember! Loved the course and even better loved that it was at home with friends!

    thumb Alli Rock GC
    6/08/2017

    5 star review  I took the four hour infant/toddler first aid and CPR class and it was awesome! It gave me confidence knowing that if an emergency situation arose with my little ones, I would know what to do (rather than panic!). Thank you!

    thumb Amber Carter
    6/09/2017
  • 5 star review  My husband and I are first time parents and heard great things about Holly. We live in downtown and chose to pick her in north van from the great reviews. We are so happy we got our training from her. She is very knowledgeable and professional and at the same time fun and personable. I particularly loved that she is a mother herself so she gave examples of things in the house we should be aware of and shared examples and stories of things her daughter has done that can be a risk. She flagged little things that we don't think of. I learned so much and feel as prepared as one can welcoming a little one into our world and home. I highly recommend her. Great class for couples and friends to do together.

    thumb Tas Bhulji-Goel
    3/08/2017

    5 star review  My husband and I attended the infant/toddler CPR course and found it extremely helpful. Holly was a wealth of knowledge and covered a variety of topics. I felt well-informed rather than overwhelmed. I would highly recommend the course to any couple with young children and/or caregivers. Worth every penny!

    thumb Chrissy Grant
    10/21/2018
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Upcoming Public Courses

Apr 06
Apr 07