Babies and breastfeeding are welcome at all our classes. See our FAQ's for more information
Hold a class in your home or venue of your choice - perfect for friends and family, and we specialise in mother's (parents) groups!Learn More
Join a CPR Kids public class, held in maternity hospitals and community locations. Parents, grandparents, friends and extended family all welcome.Learn More
We know that sometimes you just can’t get to a course. But accidents and other illnesses still happen. That’s why we have developed online courses based on our paediatric first aid classes.Learn More
A program designed for corporates and not-for-profit organisations. Tailored to your workplace or client's requirements, we can provide everything from Lunch 'n' Learn sessions to large scale CPR activities.Learn More
Yes it does. We are adhering to the government guidelines for restrictions such as physical distancing, vaccinations, numbers in classes etc. We have a COVID SAFE plan and stringent (as always) infection control procedures. All our nurse educators are fully vaccinated. During the pandemic we will not be practicing breaths on the manikins and reduced class numbers. Please ask us for a full run down on what we are doing to keep you (and us!) safe.
For those who prefer to learn online we have online course options – you can find out more here.
• Public classes: Here at CPR Kids, we welcome you to bring your babies along to our classes. Young children who are mobile though, often become unsettled during class – we recommend that mobile children are left at home so that you are able to concentrate and get the most out of your time with our educators. This is also for your child’s safety, as we can only accomodate for babies who aren’t yet mobile, in the hospital environment. If you are breastfeeding a mobile child, we are more than happy for you to take a break and have them visit you during class time to breastfeed. • Private Classes: Children of all ages are welcome within private classes. Just keep in mind when making a booking that a class timed for children’s naps often works best. This way you can concentrate – and don’t forget to allow extra time to accommodate for nappy changes and feeds! Children aged 8 to 14 years are able to come with you (a paying adult) to any class (both private and public), free of charge.
CPR Kids teaches you more than just First Aid. Our expert paediatric nurses and midwives empower you with the confidence to recognise and respond to your sick or injured child. • All our educators are specialised paediatric nurses or midwives and have current AHPRA registration. • Our classes follow the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and other nationally-recognised medical bodies. • All educators are parents or carers themselves and have experienced what they teach first-hand. • We offer post-class resources for learning retention and ongoing practice. • We can come to you at a time that suits you. • We offer open classes hosted by major maternity hospitals and community venues.
There are many unique pressures that will make one class for difficult for different people. That’s why we host a number of different classes so that you can choose one to suit your particular situation and needs.
No. CPR and First Aid classes can be perceived as boring and irrelevant. The CPR Kids classes break this common perception – they are fun, interactive and everything that you learn is tailored to your situation. Because we are all experienced paediatric nurses who have experienced everything we teach you, we can impart our skills and knowledge to you. We are also parents, so we understand how distressing it is to have a sick or injured child, and can help give you the skills to remain calm in an emergency.
• For the host of a private class or all participants in Knowledge for Life – a copy of A life. A finger. A pea up a nose. by Sarah Hunstead. This book covers all the topics learned in-class plus many more. First Aid situations that affect children and babies. • A copy of the CPR kids e-guide to baby and child first aid for all participants. • A poster covering First Aid scenarios and CPR flowchart. • A mini reference DRSABCD and other first aid • Access to our YouTube channel – CPR Kids TV – so you can refresh your knowledge anytime. • A certificate of attendance can be provided upon request which may be used toward professional development (CPD) hours. Confirm with your workplace prior to booking your class. Please note, this is NOT a Certificate of Attainment (Nationally Recognised Training).
It depends on your Health Fund. Our educators are Registered Nurses and Midwives, however, they do not have provider numbers so we cannot claim for you. Some Health Funds will refund part or full payment for First Aid courses. Please contact your fund for more details.
Yes, we can teach home classes in evenings (7pm is the latest start time), daytime and also weekends. We also hold Baby First Aid evening classes in hospitals and community venues.
You are welcome to bring your dinner, snacks or refreshments to eat or drink during this class. We would recommend eating dinner before your class because our classes are very hands-on. There is a short 5-min break during the class in which you might like to have a snack available for people in your class. Feel free to snack during the class, especially if you are pregnant.
Yes, all our classes are breast-feeding friendly.
Payment in full is required at the time of booking via credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express). A minimum of 48 hours notice is required for cancellation. Less than 48 hours notice of cancellation incurs a charge of 25% of your class fee. Emergency situations (such as labour!) are exempt from cancellation fee. No-shows incur a charge of the full class fee.
CPR Kids travels to Greater Sydney/Newcastle/Wollongon/Brisbane/Sunshine Coast/Melbourne for Baby & Child First Aid classes. Please note there may be a travel fee for some outer metro suburbs and locations beyond metro areas. Please contact us if you live outside a metro area, we may be able to arrange a course. Live in a regional or rural area? Get a big group together – we love a road trip!
We only need enough room for all participants to sit on the floor with a CPR manikin in front of them. Cosy is not a problem* except during a pandemic, where need to keep our physical distance.
Yes we can! We have lots of options as to how we can meet the needs of your group. Contact us to see how we can meet your needs. Private Baby & Child First Aid + Private Couples Class – where? CPR Kids come to your home or venue of choice. Why not host the session in the local park on a sunny day?
Yes, we partner with a number of NFP’s to provide training for people in disadvantaged circumstances. If you would like to discuss our not-for-profit rates, please get in touch.
We only teach Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines CPR. Other sources for first aid include ASCIA, The Asthma Foundation, and the ARC. For a more detailed reference list, please click here.
We are all Paediatric/Emergency/Intensive care/retrieval Nurses/midwives – specialising in paediatrics. Between us, the team at CPR Kids collectively have over 200+ years of experience. We all have postgraduate qualifications ranging from Diplomas in Paediatrics to Masters Degrees in Critical Care. The founder and Director of CPR Kids, Sarah Hunstead, has over 15 years experience as a paediatric emergency nurse, is author of A life. A finger. A pea up a nose – A practical guide to baby and child First Aid and is the paediatric expert for the National Institute of First Aid Trainers. You can find out more about each of our wonderful educators here.
“After a simple one hour of training from the incredibly knowledgeable CPR Kids team, I walked out feeling armed with the skills needed to help and/or take control in a life threatening situation. My gratitude to Westpac, Julia and Jess and CPR Kids for being given this opportunity is immense….”Participant of a Corporate class
"If you're contemplating doing this course - do it! There were so many things I hadn't even thought of that were covered and I'm making my husband do the next session! Such basic skills that could save lives and I can't believe I hadn't done this sooner!"Alix S
"This is a great course to do, I feel much more confident after doing this course to administer CPR on a baby or child. Information provided is easy to understand and not overwhelming at all. Anyone looking after kids should be doing this course, our trainer was excellent."Marnee F
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