Learn first aid in Newcastle

We aim to help create a nation of people willing and able to help in an emergency, and we are starting with the people of Newcastle, Northumberland & Durham by educating, children, parents, carers and those working with children, with the life saving skills of First Aid.

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Parent and Carer First Aid

The Rescuers for Life Baby and Child First Aid Awareness course is delivered by healthcare professionals, providing parents in Northumberland, Newcastle and Durham the knowledge, confidence and understanding in how to help their child or grandchild in an emergency first aid situation. Delivered in venues across the local area or in the comfort of your own home.

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Accredited Paediatric First Aid Courses

Do you work with children? Do you hold an up to date Paediatric First Aid qualification? Rescuers for Life delivers accredited First Aid courses in Northumberland, Tyneside, Newcastle and Durham which meet industry requirements. On completion of the courses the delegates will gain an accreditation from Qualsafe, one of the UK’s largest Ofqual recognised awarding centres.

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Little Rescuers First Aid for Children

Little Rescuers teaches children aged 3-11 years the life-saving skills of first aid, taught in a fun and engaging way, through games, music and teamwork. Are you a school or nursery based in Northumberland, Newcastle or Durham looking for something different to bring to your students which is educational, fun and meets curriculum requirements? Then Little Rescuers is for you. Courses also run at local venues and community centres for all the family to enjoy.

Why is learning
first aid important?

In Newcastle and around the UK we have around 8.6% chance of surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest. When compared to Scandanavian countries, who have a more than 30% chance of survival, we want to be more like Scandinavia and increase the chances of survival! In Norway first aid is taught in pre-school and throughout the education system, with a CPR test being part of the graduation process.

In Sweden first aid competence is then essential to complete a driving test, and in Denmark a first aid test is required for most jobs. These Countries have Nations of Parents and Children willing and able to help in an emergency. This is what we need in the UK. Our courses run in and around the Newcastle area, which are fun, enjoyable and informative and are aimed to empower both adults and children to be able to help their family and friends in a medical emergency.

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Meet the trainers

Caroline Davies

I have been a Paramedic for 14 years and a Mum for just over 5……the last 5 have been life changing. It was a combination of my 14 years working for the ambulance service and entering motherhood that helped open my eyes to the very real need and want for parents and carers to have basic knowledge of paediatric first aid skills. In my role as a Paramedic I have experienced some amazing events, I have delivered 5 babies in the pre-hospital environment, conversely, I have seen some things that aren’t so lovely and unfortunately a proportion of these incidents have involved babies and children. As a parent It is these very real experiences that have provided me with both the knowledge and skills needed to treat my own little one in an emergency situation should one arise. As founder of Tumbles and Grumbles I wanted to pass these skills and knowledge onto Parents, Carers and childcare providers to empower them with these vital skills. My daughter was the inspiration behind Little Rescuers, at just 18 months she had picked up the very basics of CPR and it made me realise that you are never too young to learn First Aid. If we can educate the next generation with the knowledge and skills, you can eliminate the fear factor associated with performing first aid, which will help to create a future nation of people willing and able to help in an emergency scenario.

Ruth Law

When on maternity leave, I knew that I wanted to continue to work with children (I’m a teacher by profession) but knew I didn’t want to go back full time. My family are all scientists (doctors/nurses), so the idea of teaching first aid to children really appealed to me, and I wanted to pass some of those skills and knowledge onto the next generation. It is great fun working with the children who are really engaged and retain so much information. I had a parent come and talk to me recently. The parent is a medical professional and wanted to let me know how thrilled she was with what her daughter had leant. She had gone home and loved sharing what she had been doing and loved practising with them. You can’t get better feedback than that!


One of the best things I ever signed up to do. Caroline delivered a fantastic course for me and my friends in the comfort of my own home. The class was very informative, and we all felt so much better at the end. The session really helps to prepare you for so many different situations. A must course for new mams and dads!

Janine Marshall

It’s always wonderful to have you at Kids 1st Nurseries. The children enjoyed learning about bones, recovery positions and emergency numbers. They also learned about the skeleton, a postcode song, the high 5 hand and the danger circle. The children are engaged and eager to listen during your sessions and they are always super fun and interactive, with a child friendly language. Everything is explained in a way that the children will understand, and there’s a lot of effort put into the experiments. The children soak up what you say, because it’s fun learning. Thank you for providing this for our children!

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This superb short babies and children First Aid course has really set my mind at ease, making me feel more confident and reassured in my ability to help if something awful were to happen. It was informative, practical and very well delivered by Caroline. Overall it has left me feeling that I could do the right thing in the most frightening of situations, and would highly recommend it to anyone, especially for family members looking after babies or young children. Caroline was an exceptional instructor, with a friendly, approachable and down to earth manner.

Ian Yeates

Caroline helped us at Clart About Ltd renew our Paediatric First Aid training. We have really enjoyed the training and I can honestly say that her passion and knowledge shines throughout, she delivers the sessions with such a passion which demonstrates how much she cares about passing her skills and knowledge to us as learners. First aid courses in the past that I have attended are usually delivered from a ‘text book’.

Caroline was also fantastic delivering first aid to my own little boy who ironically broke his arm at school on our first day of training! Highly recommend 5*****

Lynn Hammel-Randall

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