How it all started, the Bumps and Bashes story
Bumps and Bashes First aid for babies & children was created out of a need in 2009. I knew the importance of emergency first aid, through work and a sad family experience. When my two children were young, learning to protect them was my priority. Before starting Bumps and Bashes, I couldn’t find a course anywhere throughout the UK that specialised in courses for parents and the only courses that came close were 12-hour paediatric courses for the childcare industry.
I did research for years to find a course that was designed for parents. Having nothing to compare it with, I developed a course that I would want.
After extensive research and retraining Bumps and Bashes was born.
I developed a class that is specific to parents. It empowers parents and gives them confidence, the feedback from attendees has been amazing.
“I wanted to create a course which gives parents the confidence and techniques to cope if their child chokes, stops breathing or has an accident. I run my classes in a relaxed informal environment making it very easy to remember. All parents want, is to be sure their babies, children and family are kept as safe as possible, until the emergency services can take over.
Many companies have followed and it’s great that more people will learn these skills. It’s equally important to make sure you are trained by a fully qualified instructor and learn the most up to date information.
Learning first aid for your family, is an essential skill ever parent needs to learn.”
Although I can teach all first aid courses, it has always been important to specialise in baby & children first aid since 2009.
Bumps and Bashes has grown mainly through recommendations. Parents love the no-nonsense, practical approach and 1000’s have attended 99% of parents & grandparents that have attended have rated the course as excellent!