Kids CPR & First Aid Courses for Parents – The First 10 mins are crucial

The first 10 minutes is crucial and this is on average how long emergency services will take to get to you. Kidsaver CPR & First Aid courses are designed to EMPOWER you with the confidence, knowledge and skills to PREVENT & RESPOND to your sick or injured baby or child until help arrives and as a result you could SAVE a little life.

Kidsaver COVID-19 Protocols

The safety and well-being of everyone attending Kidsaver classes is always our priority. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus situation and taking steps to help keep the community safe by adhering to the advice, policies and restrictions set by the state/federal governments and NSW Health. The following are some of the safety measures we have implemented to ensure our participants are safe and reassured during our classes.

All participants will be briefed on infection control as part of the session, including:

  • Hand hygiene
  • Cough etiquette
  • Social distancing

Social distancing requirements will be adhered to as per the health advice throughout the class. All participants will use hand sanitiser before entering the room and have access to sanitiser throughout the class.

All our manikins and equipment are disinfected after each class.

Each participant (or couple) will have their own manikin for the duration of the class to practice skills on. There will be no swapping of manikins during the class. Also the practice of giving rescue breaths is not required by participants during CPR practice. Each participant will be screened through health questions via email before the class.

Refunds or class transfers will be offered as per our cancellation policy should you need to cancel due to being unwell.

Our Mission
Our mission is to give as many parents, grandparents, family members, carers and friends as we can, the essential life saving skills to keep their children safe in emergencies. Everyone is capable of providing first aid and CPR no matter what your background and experience is. Everyone is capable of saving lives. Through our CPR & First Aid Courses we want to empower you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to keep your baby or child safe.

We are the ONLY CPR and First Aid Provider in Australia where ALL trainers are Paediatric Registered Nurses with a minimum of 12 years industry experience & Masters qualifications in nursing education.<

Our Courses
Kidsaver courses are not information sessions, these courses are ‘hands on’ practical courses. At Kidsaver we pride ourselves on providing a safe learning environment where you can ask as many questions as you please.  There are no silly questions when it comes to keeping our kids safe and saving little lives.

Our courses are developed according to the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines as well as current best practice set by peak professional bodies.

Yes, our classes do include anaphylaxis and hands on instruction in the use of a defibrillator (AED).

Kidsaver CPR courses are supported by Westmead Private Hospital – click the link for more information.    Kidsaver Courses at Westmead Private are also available to the general public. Contact us for more information or see our course schedule for information and to book.

On completion of a Kidsaver course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.  Kidsaver courses are delivered in a format to ensure maximum flexibility with content, minimum course duration and cost. Parents do not need complete an accredited TAFE style first aid course (such as is needed for employment purposes) in order to learn necessary first aid and life saving skills.

If you are an employer or employee in an education or child care setting, then you are required to complete an accredited (TAFE style) first aid course for employment purposes which includes a Government mandated assessment.  If you do require a Nationally Accredited Qualification for employment purposes, please visit our Accredited Courses Information page or speak to us directly.

Remember! Any attempt at CPR is better than no attempt at all!

Testimonials: Take a moment to read What People Are Saying about Kidsaver
  • Heidi B.

    We all found the Essentials course (CPR & Choking) very informative and useful. We hope we never have to use it but feel much more confident that we know what to do in the short space of time before help arrives. It is a lot easier than I remember it - I have Ba Ba Black Sheep on my mind and l like the point of just giving it a go and you can't do any more harm. A lot of people may have done a CPR course in the past but this is a great refresher and specially focuses on children. The private course worked well as we didn’t have to go anywhere, had the family come over and did the course in the comfort of our own home. I highly recommend it to all parents and grandparents! Thank you Tara!!”

  • Ruhie V.

    What a fantastic course!! My husband and I recently had our first baby and we realised we did not feel confident to face a kid-related emergency if the situation ever arose (touch wood it never does!). So we signed up for the Kidsaver comprehensive class and we're so glad we did!! The course was so well run - very hands on, practical, so informative and thorough. The resources provided were very helpful (e.g. DRSABCD chart, fridge magnets with useful tips and phone numbers, animal-shaped cool packs for bruising/swelling etc). Tara the facilitator was amazing! So friendly, down to earth and very knowledgeable and experienced. An added bonus was the option of holding a private class in the comfort of our own home! This was so convenient with a newborn and also meant bub's grandparents could attend. I don't usually write reviews but we were so impressed with Kidsaver that I just had to share it. I honestly cannot recommend this course enough!

  • Burt H.

    What a brilliantly run short course. Tara was an excellent and passionate educator. I feel like I'm a more prepared to handle an emergency situation, should it arise in my household. The content was easy to understand, and incredibly eye opening. I can't recommend this course enough. It should be a requirement for all expecting parents!

  • Divya A R

    Highly recommended. Tara was great! We were so much more confident at the end of the session. Being hands on is really good.

  • Lisa C L

    Excellent training to build up the confidence to handle dangerous situations around performing CPR, dealing with choking, burns, bites and much else. I can’t recommend highly enough!

  • Xienna PS

    Kidsaver Program is fantastic! All the topics covered in class are relevant to real life situations. I learnt so much in such a short period of time. Its very informative, hands on and practical.
    Tara is a wonderful facilitator, where she shares her knowledge and real life stories to class. I highly recommend Kidsaver to everyone.

  • Diana C

    "Tara is a fantastic trainer, the class has really given me the confidence to deal with critical situations. It’s a must for any parents and caregivers!! Two thumbs up!”

  • Gaby M G

    My husband and I attended Tara’s session and found it so informative and really enjoyed the whole experience. Being a new Mum, the relaxed atmosphere and ability to feed and change my baby easily was really helpful. Would recommend it to any parents/grandparents/carers. Thanks Tara!

  • Katie K

    Thank you Tara for such an engaging and informative session! I walked in feeling inconfident and walked out feeling confident and reassured! I will definitely be attending another Kidsaver session when we have bubba #2

  • Agata G & Mari S

    My friend an I took the kids to the beach pool at Dee Why on Saturday, her daughter started choking on her food and we both automatically went into first aid mode! It was amazing how alert, calm and responsive we were. She was fine but we had a little giggle at our automatic response as we both did a Kidsaver course last week!

  • Alison T

    I attended a Kidsaver course recently. It was a fantastic morning; I learnt a lot and am now so much better equipped for emergencies big and small - and had lots of fun.

  • Christina M

    "A great pace and relevant content. The knowledge and experience of the presenter meant no question was answered with an ‘I’m not sure’. This is definitely a half day worth spending. I would recommend for any parents, grandparents, family members or friends who care for kids. Plus the child minding was an added bonus!”

  • Tiffany H

    "Tara was really good and informative!!
    3 hrs didnt seem long at all, she answered all of our questions and now I'm finally ready to deal with any emergencies!!
    Was definitely worth attending !! Thank u!”

  • Agata G

    "Excellent course for an essential skill! With 2 active boys and a pool in the backyard I've always been worried I wouldn't know what to do in an emergency but know if feel equipped!”

  • Mari S

    "This course was fantastic! Very informative and hands on. Tara was a great trainer, very experienced and patient, referring to a few real life experiences she has had as a nurse which I personally found very helpful for providing context in an emergency.”

Breastfeeding friendly and FREE child minding
Kidsaver courses are absolutely baby and breastfeeding friendly with ample space for prams and baby changing facilities on site. We do offer FREE child minding at some of our Public Courses!!  Please speak to us directly if you will be bringing your child and I am sure we can cater for your needs.

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