We were delighted to welcome acclaimed TV presenter and life coach, Anna Williamson, to a paediatric first aid workshop at Busy Bees nursery in Thorley Park, Bishop’s Stortford, as part of our ongoing Child Safety First campaign.
During the session, which was led by our training officer Michael Ashforth, Anna joined her family and friends to learn a series of first aid techniques, which could be used help to save a life in an emergency.
The Nickelodeon and Daybreak presenter and new mum had the opportunity to practice a range of useful techniques such as CPR, bandaging and mouth-to-mouth. Those going along also discovered how to respond to someone who is choking and what to do in the event of injuries such as scalds, burns, cuts or broken bones.
The session, which was held as part of the ‘Child Safety First’ campaign, aimed to highlight the need for more people who regularly care for under 5s, including childcare professionals, parents and grandparents, to become sufficiently skilled and confident in the basics of paediatric first aid.
Speaking about the first aid session, Anna Williamson said: “The paediatric first aid workshop with trainer Michael was brilliant. Michael was really engaging and patient with us all. We learned so much and, as new parents and with so many close friends and family with children, myself and Alex both feel much more secure knowing that we can react quickly in the event of an emergency.”
“I can't recommend a Busy Bees Training paediatric first aid course enough. I urge everyone who regularly cares for young children, whether you’re a parent, family, friend, or work with children as part of your job, to attend this course; it really was excellent.”
Talking about the campaign, our Training Manager Fay Gibbin, said: “Nothing is more precious to a parent than their child’s safety, and nothing is more important to us than providing practitioners with the skills to ensure the safety of the children that they care for.”
“We are pleased to have Anna on board to support the campaign and are pleased that Anna and her friends and family found the session useful. We hope that by raising awareness of the importance of paediatric first aid training throughout the campaign thousands of additional adults will be equipped, knowledgeable and confident in delivering the right treatment quickly and efficiently should the situation ever arise.”