Our monthly public courses are the most convenient way to learn essential lifesaving skills for your family.
Public Course Venues
Here is a list of venues we teach at on a regular basis; or have taught at while travelling across BC. Unless noted otherwise below, we only teach our 2-hour course at these venues.
|Greater Vancouver||Burnaby – Yoga Spirit & Wellness (Holdom)
Chilliwack – Restorative Health Physio
Langley – buybuy BABY
Maple Ridge – EPIC Yoga & Fitness
New Westminster – MOVE Studio New West (Sapperton)
North Vancouver – Kahlena Movement Studio (Edgemont Village) 2hr course | 5hr course
North Vancouver – Treehaus Teahaus
Port Moody – Kushala Yoga & Wellness (Suter Brook Village)
Richmond – Terra Nova Midwifery (Steveston)
Surrey – Community Birth Program (Panorama Village)
Squamish – Yoga Love & Meditation Boutique
Vancouver – Bed Bath & Beyond (Broadway)
Vancouver – The Childbearing Society (Trout Lake)
Vancouver – Pomegranate Midwives (Hastings-Sunrise)
Vancouver – Westside Midwives (Kitsilano)
|Vancouver Island||Courtenay – The House of Now
Nanaimo – Old City Midwives
North Saanich – McTavish Academy of Art
|Sunshine Coast||Powell River – Elements Movement (Townsite)
Roberts Creek – Yoga by the Sea
Sechelt – Waldorf Ballet
|Okanagan or Interior||Kamloops – Modern Nest
Kelowna – Malachite Midwives 2hr course | 4hr course
Penticton – Purple Lotus Yoga
Salmon Arm – Namaste Yoga & Wellness Centre
Vernon – The Health Nest
|Elsewhere in Canada||We’ve occasionally taught in Alberta and Ontario, but we do not have any future courses planned at this time. To provide everyone with the opportunity to take our unique course, we now offer our 2-hour Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention course online.|
|Infant/Child CPR||$40-$45 + GST per participant, depending on venue
(2 hours, non-certification)
|First Aid for the Infant and Toddler Years||$70 + GST per participant
(4-hours, CPR-B/AED certification)
|CPR Recertifications for Midwives and Nurses||$40-$45 + GST per participant, depending on CPR level
Must show proof of prior certification.
|CPR-HCP for Doulas||$80 + GST per participant
(7-8 hours, certification)
How to Register
All registration is online, through this website. If you already know which venue you want to attend, you can head directly to the registration page. If you’re not sure where you’d like to take a course, check out our full public course calendar to see what date and location best fits your schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are babies welcome?
In public courses, pre-mobile (not yet crawling) babies are welcome to join you. Our courses are breastfeeding-friendly. We cannot guarantee the safety of the venues for mobile children, and request mobile children do not join to limit distraction for other participants.
Which course is right for me?
Check out our courses page that explains the difference between all our unique courses.
Still not sure? Let us know what your needs are, and we’re happy to recommend the best course for your current situation.
Upcoming Public Courses
5-Hour First Aid for the Infant & Toddler Years (CPR-C/AED) @ Kahlena Movement Studio (North Vancouver)
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.
After taking this course we feel much better equipped to safely welcome our new baby into the world 🙂
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!
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!
Great course! Needed the refresher, highly recommended! Jill Colpitts was very knowledgeable and helpful! Thanks Jill.
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.
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.
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.
Great class. Well laid out curriculum and well taught. Very thorough but not overwhelming. Highly recommend!
Excellent! Highly recommend this class. Up to date information and baby friendly environment. Thank you.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Jill is such an effective teacher and made our course really enjoyable and relevant!
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!
Very informative class that was extremely benificial to have for any person around infants, babies or any person. CPR is much different than you might think and I am so happy to have learned the vital information. Thank you!!
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 �
Holly did an awesome job teaching CPR and safety at the BuyBuyBaby in Langley. She was professional, yet friendly, and very thorough despite the class only being the 2 hour session. My husband and I walked away with a wealth of new knowledge and now feel comfortable in case of an emergency with young children and infants. Well worth the money.
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!
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! 🙂
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.
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!