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!

  • 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

    Very informative course. Holly was great. I feel a lot more knowledgeable bringing our child into this world now.

    thumb Yasmine Nadery
    8/13/2018
  • 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  We organized for a private class for 16 (mixture of new parents, expectant parents, & grandparents) and after having some difficulty getting an indoor space large enough we decided to hold it outside under some canopies in our yard. Holly was very responsive throughout the whole planning process on email, arrived on time, and was very personable and professional. Our group had a great time, learned tons, and came away feeling much more confident in our abilities to handle an emergency whether it was for an infant or an adult. I'd highly recommend Holly and Safe Beginnings. For us, booking a private session for a larger group made it much more cost effective for everyone.

    thumb Nicole Sykes
    8/31/2017
  • 5 star review  This was a wonderful course! There was a lot of information to learn in two hours but Holly made it easy to understand and fun. I feel much more confident starting solids with my baby now! Holly also checked my car seat for me after the class and discovered it has a recalled part! I’m very happy I took this course.

    thumb Sarah Bos
    11/15/2017

    5 star review  Great HCP-CPR course today with Jill! She made the material clear, straightforward and engaging. Great balance of theory and skills, I felt confident at the end of the day. Thank you!

    thumb Erika Mitchell
    8/26/2017
  • 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

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

    thumb Emily Jessica
    8/25/2017
  • Great class. Well laid out curriculum and well taught. Very thorough but not overwhelming. Highly recommend!

    thumb Anna Merrifield
    12/09/2018

    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  Took the 2 hr infant/cpr class on March 11th at Nurture Collective in Parksville. The material was comprehensive, taught at a good pace with opportunities for questions, and allowed for lots of repetition and practice to create muscle memory. The teacher was experienced, knowledgeable and able and answer all questions asked. My Mom attended and had physical limitations that required modifications of nearly procedures and advice was provided for each. I would definitely recommend this for caregivers of young children.

    thumb Crystal Jack
    3/12/2018

    5 star review  Excellent course and instructor, highly recommended!

    thumb Shaughnessy Chiara
    1/10/2018
  • 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  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
  • I attended the 2 hour course in Salmon Arm yesterday. I am the Nana of infants and toddlers and was grateful to be able to attend a course in our community. It was most helpful! The course moved at a good pace, with time for questions and practice. Jill was knowledgable, energetic and respectful. I recommend this course.

    thumb Kathie Aitken
    8/26/2018

    5 star review  I took the 2 hour infant CPR class with Holly in Squamish and it was great. Holly is very knowledgeable and was able to teach the content in a professional and pleasant manner. Would definitely recommend this course.

    thumb Birte Jaschkowitz
    4/28/2017
  • 5 star review  I just finished the Safe Beginnings First Aid corse with Jill. She was clear and concise. The corse was easy to follow. Enough practice was done throughout the class to allow for memory of the content to form.

    thumb Nancy Lane
    7/27/2017

    So glad my husband and I took this course. Holly is an engaging instructor who is passionate about infant safety and was great at giving us time to practice techniques and understand the why behind what we were doing. Will definitely recommend this course to all my momma friends.

    thumb Lynn Duran
    1/13/2019
  • 5 star review  Great and thorough training! Holly has been fabulous and went above and beyond to help us prepare for the safety of our child. The CPR and car seat safety lesson gave us reassurance and answered many of our questions. Highly recommended not just for first time parents but all parents and grandparents.

    thumb Paolina Federico
    6/27/2017

    Fabulous, info packed course! 100% worth it!

    thumb Alana Couch
    9/28/2018
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Register for our monthly 2-hour Infant/Child CPR course at the Langley, BC location!

Upcoming Public Courses

Apr 06
Apr 07