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)
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
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||$80 + GST per participant
(5 hours, CPR-C/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
Great course! Needed the refresher, highly recommended! Jill Colpitts was very knowledgeable and helpful! Thanks Jill.
Excellent! Highly recommend this class. Up to date information and baby friendly environment. Thank you.
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. ♡
Really enjoyed this class! Brought up safety risks and tips we wouldn't have thought of. Highly recommend.
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.
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.
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!
Excellent course and instructor, highly recommended!
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! 🙂
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Very informative course. Holly was great. I feel a lot more knowledgeable bringing our child into this world now.
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!
Fabulous, info packed course! 100% worth it!
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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!!
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 �