Caring for Kids St John Ambulance

Caring for Kids

The Caring for Kids Course is offered throughout Australia by St John Ambulance.

The course is ideal for parents, grandparents, babysitters or anyone involved with the care of young babies or young children. Caring for Kids offers participants the knowledge and skills in essential first aid management with the emphasis on children and infants.

Caring for Kids course content includes:

  • Management of medical emergencies for children
  • Management of an incident and assessment of casualty
  • Provide infant and child Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Management of wounds, bleeding, burns and fractures
  • Management of poisons, bites and stings
  • Acute illness in infants and children

The knowledge and skills you will learn in the Caring for Kids course will enable you to manage an emergency situation. When an accident does occur, it is vital to have someone who has the skills to assist children in an emergency.

To find out more about this course in your local area, contact St John Ambulance Australia or New Zealand for other course details.

The Huggies Baby Club Team, made up of lots of mums and aunties recently completed the Caring for Kids course in Sydney and we found it invaluable. We now feel we could respond to a crisis with more confidence and have the knowledge that could make the difference in a life threatening situation for our children, nieces or nephews.

We were part of a group that included new mums and dads, expectant parents and childcare workers. Our instructor Marlene made the day interesting and fun while making sure that we were aware of the serious nature of the day.

Here are a few shots of the team in action.


Here we are working through the DRABCD plan with our instructor Marlene.


Lia, our Senior Brand Manager, and mother of 2, practices resuscitation on a baby (doll of course).


New mum, and one of our Brand Managers, Hourie practices CPR.

For more information see Kid’s first aid or Parenting