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. Kate Naylor knew the importance of emergency first aid, through work and a sad family experience. Now having two young children, learning to protect them was a 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. In fact at the time there was only one similar in New York which I could find and they didn’t hold private home courses, saying that, I think coming to the UK would still be a little too far.
Having nothing to compare it with, I developed a course that I would want.
After extensive research and retraining Bumps and Bashes was born.
Kate developed a class that is specific to parents. It empowers parents and give 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. We conduct our class 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 our lead and it’s great that more people will learn these skills. It’s equally important to make sure you are trained by a 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.”
Dedicated and Passionate First Aid Trainers
In 2012 Kate expanded the business to bring classes to more parents and all Bumps and Bashes trainers also have young children of their own and are fully qualified.
Although we 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 our no nonsense, practical approach and 1000’s have attended 94% of parents & grandparents that have attended have rated our classes as excellent!