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.

Duration 2 hours
Resources Electronic Course Package
Course Fee Public courses: $40-45 + GST per participant, depending on venue. Private courses, please see below
Certification N/A

 

Our public courses are breastfeeding friendly, and pre-mobile infants are welcome to join.

  • 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  Excellent course and instructor, highly recommended!

    thumb Shaughnessy Chiara
    1/10/2018

    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  My husband and I attended a course tonight and are so glad we did!! We learned so much and feel so much more prepared in case anything happened to our son. It was a warm, open atmosphere that was totally supportive for any of our questions! My husband also commented that he learned the proper techniques that were completely different from we would instinctively think to do for a infant, toddler, or child in distress! Would absolutely recommend to any new parent!

    thumb Jacqueline Walker
    9/07/2017

    positive review  Fabulous, info packed course! 100% worth it!

    thumb Alana Couch
    9/28/2018

    positive review  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
  • positive review  Great course! Needed the refresher, highly recommended! Jill Colpitts was very knowledgeable and helpful! Thanks Jill.

    thumb Gagan Saran
    8/26/2018

    5 star review  I took Safe Beginning's First Aid course specifically for doulas over the weekend. Jill is obviously very knowledgeable and relayed her expertise in an easy to follow and practical manner. There was lots of practical skills taught and we also had the opportunity to practice on each other and infant dolls. It was a great course and when I need to recertify, I'll look to Safe Beginnings first!

    thumb Kristy van den Bosch
    11/07/2017

    5 star review  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!

    thumb Christie Saunders
    1/23/2018
  • 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  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

    positive review  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  Jill is such an effective teacher and made our course really enjoyable and relevant!

    thumb Charlotte Grant
    8/26/2017

    5 star review  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. ♡

    thumb Treffendel Toth
    12/12/2017

    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
  • 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  Thank you Holly! It was a great course and I can recommend it for everyone!

    thumb Monique Labusch
    10/28/2018

    positive review  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.

    thumb Aleisha Bordignon
    1/22/2019
  • 5 star review  After taking this course we feel much better equipped to safely welcome our new baby into the world 🙂

    thumb Alissa Perry
    10/15/2018

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

    thumb Emily Jessica
    8/25/2017

    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  I hosted a private course (4 hour infant and child first aid) and Holly was our instructor. She was phenomenal! The information was highly valuable and I would strongly recommend every parent and caregiver take a course through Safe Beginnings.

    thumb Jane Pate
    7/31/2017

    5 star review  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!

    thumb Jessie Marie
    1/22/2018

    5 star review  I did a course with Holly this weekend. She is very knowledgeable and the class is very engaging. I really enjoyed myself and left feeling like I had learned a lot. I would definitely recommend the non-certified CPR/choking course to any parents or anyone who will be working or spending a lot of time with kids!

    thumb Bitsy Alexander
    7/30/2018
  • 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  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 �

    thumb Suvannah Ruddock
    8/27/2017

    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
  • positive review  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

    positive review  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  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

 

Infant CPR Safe Beginnings

Private Infant/Child CPR Courses

Pricing
MONDAY – FRIDAY SATURDAY, SUNDAY + HOLIDAYS
1-10 participants $200 + GST $240 + GST
11-16 participants $250 + GST $290 + GST
Travel Fees

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.

Upcoming Courses
Tue 24
Sat 28
Sun 29
Sun 29
Oct 05

2-Hour Infant/Child CPR @ Abbotsford Midwifery

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 05
Oct 12
Oct 16

2-Hour Infant/Child CPR @ buybuyBABY (Langley)

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oct 19

2-Hour Infant/Child CPR @ Epic Yoga (Maple Ridge)

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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We’re Holly & Jill, two sisters with a passion for child safety. We’re on a mission to get Canadian parents, caregivers and professionals trained with essential lifesaving skills.

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