Online Baby & Toddler First Aid Course

On this 3-hour online course, you will learn to recognise and treat the most common illnesses and injuries suffered by babies and toddlers; everything from life threatening conditions to bumps and scrapes.
A recent survey in Mother and Baby Magazine found that 83% of parents would not remember what to do in an emergency. Even a simple knowledge of basic first aid can not only save lives, but it can also prevent long term suffering and disability.

A recent survey in Mother and Baby Magazine found that 83% of parents would not remember what to do in an emergency. Even a simple knowledge of basic first aid can not only save lives, but it can also prevent long term suffering and disability.

Here at St. John Ambulance, we believe First aid is an essential parenting skill. Thus, we have created this course that will ensure the “grown ups” know exactly what to do in the case of an emergency.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to everyone who is responsible for babies and toddlers, but is especially aimed at parents or expectant parents who want to learn first aid skills. Babysitters, grandparents, aunts and uncles are all welcome to attend as well though!

What is covered on the course?

  • Incident Management
  • Management of an unconscious baby or toddler
  • How to treat head injuries and febrile convulsions
  • How to treat shock and hypothermia
  • Resuscitation of a baby or toddler
  • Treatment of choking, poisoning, burns and scalds
  • Recognition of asthma, croup, meningitis, and treatment thereof

What will I receive on the course?

Each participant will receive the following items in the post prior to the course:

  • First aid booklet
  • Meningitis & Septicemia information leaflet and signs & symptoms card for wallet/purse
  • Request Emergency Dispatch (RED) Card
  • Face shield

In the interest of safety, the above items will be packaged by persons wearing appropriate personal protection equipment.

Will I receive a certificate in first aid?

As there is no formal assessment on this course, a St John Ambulance Certificate in First Aid is not issued,  however, learners will receive a Certificate of Attendance

How will I learn?

Our instructor will deliver the course online using Microsoft Teams. This enables learners to ask questions and interact with the instructor and other course participants in real time. The course presentation will be shared onscreen in real time and the practical components of the course will be demonstrated in a series of videos . You can use Microsoft Teams directly with your browser using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC and there is no need to download the app.

Our online course allows learners to interact with the instructor

Here’s some testimonials from people who have completed our courses

Due to covid, we took the course online and were pleased to find it really helpful and easy to understand, ask questions, etc. Thanks!

Completed course Oct 2020

Baby due in a few weeks and wanted to be better prepared in the event of an emergency. Thanks to Susan for an excellent delivery of the course material in a simple relatable manner

John & Orla
Completed course Oct 2020

Expecting a baby and wanted to brush up on first aid skills particularly for infants and toddlers. We found the practical videos very helpful. The instructor was also excellent and used a number of personal anecdotes which were very useful.

Completed course Oct 2020

How much does it cost?

The cost of the course €65 for one person and €100 for 2 people and can be booked below securely using PayPal. 

To avail of the single person price of € 65, please insert ‘Single’ in the coupon code box.

If you wish to use another payment method then please contact 01 668 8077 or where our team will be delighted to accommodate you.

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Headquarters contact details

St John Ambulance Ireland
29 Upper Leeson Street
Dublin 4
D04 PX94

tel: (0)1 668 8077

For local division contact details, please click here.

Gift Certificate

Looking for a unique gift? Why not consider giving a gift of learning a new skill which may save a life. This gift certificate is an ideal present for anyone interested in First Aid or is interested in learning a new skill.

Donate to us

We receive no State funding. We are entirely dependent on contributions from the public and donations made to the Organisation for services rendered by our volunteer members.

All donations, however small, are therefore greatly appreciated.

Volunteer with us

We are always looking for bright and enthusiastic people who enjoy team work and want to learn new skills.

St John Ambulance is made up of volunteers from every walk in life, from those professionally involved with pre-hospital care to people who had no previous experience of first aid prior to joining the organisation.