We’re Holly & Jill,
two sisters with a passion for child safety and injury prevention.
Safe Beginnings First Aid is the leading provider of infant and toddler-focused safety courses in Canada.
Since late 2016, we’ve trained over 8,000 parents, caregivers and professionals with essential lifesaving skills. We offer online courses across Canada, and in-person courses in the Vancouver, BC area (and occasionally beyond!)
Our mission is to make lifesaving education accessible.
That’s why we offer our courses both online and in-person.
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!
December 13, 2017
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! 🙂
August 26, 2017
Holly is a real pro, not only because she knows the matter, but also because she knows how to explain it and make you remember it. I would recommend it everyone, as the course is about children and adults.
July 2, 2019
Jill was was a great teacher. I am really glad I chose safe beginnings to get my Doula CPR training. I feel like I will be able to support families with what I learned today �
August 27, 2017
Very informative course. Holly was great. I feel a lot more knowledgeable bringing our child into this world now.
August 13, 2018
This course was so great! And it couldn't have come at a better time for us. After the course, we hadn't been home for more than 10 minutes, when someone started banging on our door...my husband rushed to answer and there on our doorstep was a neighbour...and she was choking!!! My husband immediately put to use the choking technique that Holly literally just taught us and was able to dislodge the item. He saved her life! Our neighbour was home alone and started choking so she ran outside and was banging on all the doors on our floor hoping someone was home. He said if she had come the day before he wouldn't have had the confidence to help her. Thank you Holly!!! From us AND our neighbour!!
March 29, 2017
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.
February 6, 2019
Just finished the infant/child CPR class. I would highly recommend it. Great price, packed full of just the right information. The Instructor was great also. Thank you I have been looking for something like this for a while now.
April 8, 2019
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.
April 28, 2017
Excellent course and instructor, highly recommended!
January 10, 2018
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