A Marlow mum who was inspired to start learning about first aid when her daughter was burned by boiling tea is now hoping to teach parents across the Thames Valley the life-saving skills.

Mini First Aid, which offers first aid courses to parents, grandparents, carers and children, will be launched in Marlow, Henley-on-Thames, Maidenhead and Windsor by Chloe Hill.

The mum-of-three says basic first aid training is something “every parent should know” and hopes that two hour baby and toddler first aid classes for small groups will help them deal with emergencies.

Chloe was inspired to take up first aid when her third child spilt peppermint tea all over her feet and she realised she did not what to do.

She said: “We were on holiday when my daughter spilt boiling tea on her feet. The nurse we saw told us to put her feet under cold water. It sounds so simple but I had no idea what to do at the time and had never done a first aid course.

“Basic and emergency first aid is something every parent should know. Having completed my full paediatric training; I want parents and carers in the Thames Valley to be equipped with the skills and confidence to know what to do should a medical situation arise.”

Classes are informal but informative and cover choking, basic life support, dealing with burns, breaks and bumps, febrile seizures and meningitis awareness.

Chloe also hopes to teach first aid to pre-school and school children and offer full paediatric courses and Mini First Aid corporate classes in the workplace in the future. 

Classes cost £25 each and will take place on June 15 and on July 18 at 10.15am in Bourne End Library and on July 5 at 7.30pm in The Perch, Marlow High Street.

Visit www.minifirstaid.co.uk to book.