Learn the essentials.
This 2-hour course focuses on CPR and choking for infants and children, as well as injury prevention for when babies become mobile.
Know what to do if an infant or child:
- Goes unconscious
- Stops breathing
- Begins to choke
A discussion on injury prevention for small children is included.
|Resources||Electronic Course Package|
|Course Fee||Public courses: $40-45 + GST per participant, depending on venue. Private courses, please see below|
Our public courses are breastfeeding friendly, and pre-mobile infants are welcome to join.
My husband and I took the course this past week at Buy Buy Baby in Langley. Holly was very personable and professional and covered a lot of relevant information in the 2 hours. I found her very knowledgable, often citing current research and standards while also drawing on her own experience as a mom. I had re-taken my WorkSafe BC OFA Level 1 last year but wanted something more focused on infant care as we are expecting our first soon. I'm really glad we took this course. I found the explanations really resonated for me and the practicality was appreciated. Holly went over and above, we received an email info package before the course so I didn't feel pressure to take notes and remember everything. I would definitely recommend taking this course!
Thank you for a great course in North Van Holly! Very informative and my partner managed to stay focused for the 4 hours which is a miracle!
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.
Really enjoyed this class! Brought up safety risks and tips we wouldn't have thought of. Highly recommend.
Very informative course. Holly was great. I feel a lot more knowledgeable bringing our child into this world now.
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.
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!
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!
We booked a private class for a group of friends and the caregivers of our children. The class was incredibly informative and gave us the confidence we needed to care for our children (and other adults!) in the scariest of instances. Holly’s passion and depth of knowledge kept us engaged the entire class. Every parent or caregiver NEEDS to take this class! Could not recommend it more.
I attended this course a few months ago and found it very interesting. I learned a lot and was even able to bring my 5 month old along. Today my daughter ended up choking on some food and it surpised me at how easily I was able to stay calm pick her up and do what I was taught. The food was out in seconds and she was a littlw shook up but okay. I dont even want to think about what would have happened if I did not part take in this class. I always thought Iwas supposed to just tap their backs, thankfully I was taught the proper way. So again thankyou, tonight you helped me save my daughter. ♡
Thank you Holly! It was a great course and I can recommend it for everyone!
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!
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 �
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! 🙂
We completed the CPR course today and left feeling confident with the skills we took away with us. Holly knows her stuff and is passionate about what she does. She teaches in a way that is straight to the point and easy to follow. I have already recommended this to my mom friends and will continue to do so!
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.
Jill is such an effective teacher and made our course really enjoyable and relevant!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great course! Needed the refresher, highly recommended! Jill Colpitts was very knowledgeable and helpful! Thanks Jill.
Great class. Well laid out curriculum and well taught. Very thorough but not overwhelming. Highly recommend!
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!
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!
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!!
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.
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!
Private Infant/Child CPR Courses
|MONDAY – FRIDAY||SATURDAY, SUNDAY + HOLIDAYS|
|1-10 participants||$200 + GST||$240 + GST|
|11-16 participants||$250 + GST||$290 + GST|
We live on the North Shore, but we’ll teach anywhere between Squamish and Chilliwack! For some communities, we charge a $35 + GST flat-rate travel fee – added to the total course fee, not per person, to help keep the cost per person low!
Outside of our service area? Send us a message – we’re known to wander outside our regular area from time to time.
|NO TRAVEL FEE||$35 FLAT-RATE FEE|
|Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Moody, Coquitlam*, New Westminster||Richmond, Delta, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam*, Surrey, Langley, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Mission, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Squamish|
How to Book
Booking is easy! Get in touch and let us know what you’re looking for. We’ll get back to you promptly with a detailed quote for your group, based on your location and the course you’re booking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are children welcome?
In privately hosted courses, children of any age are welcome to be present.
How much space do you need for a course?
Our courses require open floor space – large living rooms where furniture can be pushed to the edges of the room tend to work well. Common rooms in strata complexes work really well, too!
Can you accommodate a group larger than 16?
Get in touch and we’ll try to accommodate you! In some cases, running multiple courses may the best/most economical option.
Which course is right for me?
Let us know what your needs are, and we’re happy to recommend the best course for your current situation.
*some areas of Coquitlam (such as Burke Mountain) may have a travel fee applied.