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The duo behind ASB Training are husband and wife, Adam and Stacey Byard. Having set up their own first aid training company two years ago, they have, up until recently, focused on training staff and life guards. Having had their own baby 3 months ago, they realised the demand for local infant first aid training and have branched out, now providing training courses for parents in Ilkeston, West Hallam, Kimberley, Chellaston, Mapperley and Long Eaton. You can find out more about all of the courses they offer by visiting their website or by following them on their Facebook page.

We were invited to attend one of their courses in West Hallam and were thrilled with the training we received. We were greeted with a warm welcome (and a hot brew!), as were our 3 year old and 1 year old. A small play area was set up to cater for children and snacks were available throughout (much to our 3 year old’s delight!).

As can be imagined, the topics discussed during the workshop can be difficult to discuss when thinking about your own little ones, but Adam and Stacey made everyone feel very relaxed and emphasised the importance of being prepared rather than worried; this certainly put everyone at ease. As both Adam and Stacey work for the ambulance service and are qualified and experiences RLSS UK trainer assessors, this added to the reassurance we felt that we were being trained by two passionate, knowledgeable people.

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The workshop was very hands-on, with both trainers encouraging everyone to have a go, adapting their approach for anyone who had difficulty getting down onto the floor. Instructions were clear, concise and memorable which, let’s face it, is exactly what you need as a parent of small children! The workshop was fully-equipped with mannequins and choking simulators and covered infant and child CPR, recovery position, infant and child choking, meningitis, temperature and seizures.

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A fun photo, information booklet and certificate at the end rounded off a brilliant 2 hours. As a parent, we want to ensure our children are safe and ASB Training provide that essential training that all parents need!

Infant and child CPR courses are £15 per person (£25 per couple).

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