- All our trainers have a medical/professional first aid background, and are parents.
- All trainers have been carefully screened by Little Aid, come with a WWC and/or Police Check.
- In addition to a relevant background, each trainer receives further training with Little Aid until deemed competent to conduct courses on their own.
- The information given by Little Aid complies with current Australian standards as set by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC), a legal requirement for quality first aid providers.
Nina is a registered nurse who has had extensive experience in a hospital environment in the Philippines. She then became a mother two two boys, meanwhile working as a swimming instructor for babies. Yearning to return to her nursing experience, but wanting to focus on babies, Nina joined the team of Little Aid. Educating new parents has been a very rewarding experience for her both as a professional and a parent.
“Little Aid has given me a chance to share with fellow parents how different it is to treat a patient as opposed to treating your own child. It is very important, in my opinion, that parents hear the correlation of a first aid principle to an actual experience and I think this makes them feel empowered that they can deal with it themselves. Not as a nurse did I learn about “realistically” staying calm, but in being a mother to 2 toddlers. This is the joy that Little Aid has given me, being able to share to people experiences, teaching them, and having fun!”
A big thank you to Nina who gave a wonderful course today. She did not draw breathe for 3 hours and was very informative and entertaining. The mums were really pleased with the course and we all gained a wealth of information.
thank you again and I will pass on your details to others that I know that may be interested.
Marney and the Mums of Aspendale, Edithvale and Chelsea mums group
Sean and his wife with their 3 boys live in Bendigo, he has an extensive background in nursing with experience in intensive care and accident and emergency. For the past 3 years, Sean has been working as a paramedic for Ambulance Victoria. He is a qualified Paramedic Clinical Instructor (educating new paramedics/students) and is passionate about teaching.
“I have always enjoyed helping people to further their own knowledge. By empowering mums/ dads/ caregivers with the knowledge of what to do in an emergency, it not only gives you confidence but life-saving skills (just in case!)
I love teaching. Finding out about Little Aid was a revelation, especially from a paramedic prospective. As a paramedic, going to a paediatric job is one of the most anxious occasions we experience. But if we turn up to a job where a high standard of first aid has been provided to that child, it makes our work sooooooooo much easier!
While raising my 3 boys I was fortunate to have already learned these skills as a nurse, I believe the time and effort invested in learning 1st aid is invaluable.”
Fantastic Baby First Aid course, run by Sean today in Mernda! Highly recommended, we all learned so much, hopefully we’ll never have to use it, but feel much better that I know what to do!
I just wanted to say thankyou for everything. Sean was truly amazing. He is a great person to be giving the couples courses. Sean really took the time to answer all my questions and go over things that I was unsure about. He was just so nice! He even took the time to go through our first aid kit and tell us how to use each item. I can’t sing his praises highly enough!!
Everyone did really enjoy the course and Sean was wonderful! He was engaging, he made sure everyone understood what he was saying before he moved on He even admitted that sometimes he talks “around” a question rather than answering it so he made sure that we made him answer it lol Was a good day!
Narelle is a mother of a teenage daughter, and has worked in a hospital environment for several years. Narelle joined St John Ambulance in 2007, gaining extensive training in first aid, both in the training environment as well as hands-on with the public and she still enjoys volunteering for St John at various events. Narelle has worked and trained extremely hard to gain the relevant qualifications to instruct first aid as this has become her passion, particularly from a parent’s point of view!
“Little Aid has given me the ability to pass on the knowledge I have gained from joining St John Ambulance. I believe every person, parent, grandparent, sister, brother, aunt or uncle who is in your child’s life should be able to apply basic first aid as the value of being able to apply first aid when anaccident occurs is so important! Having the odd cuddle with a little baby during courses is a bonus as well as I just love babies and children!”
Thanks to Narelle for yesterday she was really lovely and relaxed and it was real success.
Just a quick note to thank you and Narelle for the very valuable course on Sunday. Our mother’s group mums and dads very much enjoyed the session and the hands-on advice. Many thanks to Narelle for bearing with lots and lots of questions and us not coming out of breaks on time. Great course!
Simon is a paramedic-in-training and very enthusiastic about child safety, partially due to continuing his sisters legacy (K-Sparkle ) a cause very close to his heart. With a strong background in education, particularly first aid instruction, Simon was determined to make a difference and was drawn to Little Aid. Simon has proven to be a very popular trainer with Little Aid as he relates very well with new parents in particular, is highly knowledgable, and has an excellent manner when instructing serious topics in a light and friendly way.
“For most of my professional life I have been involved in various styles of education. I have been lucky enough to have worked in various jobs that have allowed me to travel throughout Australia and the world and gain experience from various beliefs and backgrounds. I love every job that I do.
Without a shadow of doubt the most important thing to me is my family, we are close, connected and are very much a part of each others lives. In 2009 my sister, who was a mother of a 4 1/2 month old son (lewis in pic), a loving wife to her husband, an awesome daughter and my best friend suddenly passed away in the middle of the night.
Our lives were drastically turned upside down and my parents and I found ourselves having a great deal more to do with the raising of my nephew. Throughout the struggles that lay ahead we also found light through this little man. Although mum and dad are great grandparents they quickly found out that it had been a while since they had done any first aid and that they were unsure of what to do if anything was to happen to lewis.
As I stated earlier I come from a background of teaching and working in the outdoors, I am an Ambulance Community Officer with Ambulance Victoria and about to finish my paramedics degree at Monash University. When I found little aid by chance about 6mths ago I was blown away by how great an organization it is and how much it suits me to work for them. It allows me to pursue my passion in education, family and first aid. I revel in the opportunity to help people feel as comfortable as possible in the worst possible situations and firmly believe that the courses run by little aid help to achieve that goal.
Hope to see you soon”
Jacqui is a Clinical Nurse Educator, who has extensive experience with intensive care nursing and emergency/CPR training. Jacqui is passionate about education, particularly to fellow parents, and is currently studying her Masters in Professional Education and Training.
“I believe that preparation is the key. Throughout my years of training and educating within the hospital setting, I was frequently involved with emergency situations. Those that were well trained and prepared always handled the situations better. They were more confident, calm and could focus on what needed to be done – albeit always still with nerves underneath! But the outcome was always so much more positive from providing quality first aid at the scene.
Little Aid does this for parents by providing simple, focused first aid training. I was drawn to the company for this reason. It helps prepare parents for the challenges they may face with their children at any time. It wasn’t until I was a mother myself that I realised giving first aid to your own child is even more nerve provoking. Little Aid helps you prepare in a fun, relaxed atmosphere so when you need it, you’ll know what to do.”