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A fun and hands-on first aid & CPR course in Vancouver, BC designed especially for childcare providers.

Vancouver Emergency Childcare First Aid Course - CPR

Vancouver Emergency Childcare First Aid Course - CPR

A fun and hands-on first aid & CPR course in Vancouver, BC designed especially for childcare providers.

Alert First-Aid was one of the Canadian Red Cross' very first training partners, and remains BC's largest. We finally brought our fun and memorable first aid training over the the Vancouver community back in 2019, and we're so excited to show you how fun first aid can be.

Our Vancouver Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR Level B course will teach caregivers how to perform CPR, use an AED, respond to the most common childhood injuries and strategies to prevent these injuries in the first place. For a more comprehensive course that includes emergencies that are more common among adults than children (like heart attacks) and some additional knowledge topics and practice, check out our Standard First Aid courses. Both meet BC's Child Licensing requirements.

Full Course Length 8 hours - $95.00 Register Now

Course Details


  • The Red Cross
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies – Child and Baby
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest – Child and Baby
  • Wound Care
  • Head, Neck, and Spinal Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Illness
  • Poisons
  • Caring for Children


Do all nursery staff need to be first aid trained?

All caregivers who work at either a licensed or registered childcare facility in British Columbia are required to be certified in first aid. For non-licensed or non registered childcare providers, it is up to the parents whether their childcare provider will require first aid training. We definitely encourage non licensed childcare providers such as nannies and babysitters to take a first aid class, and we see many of them in our classes even though there are no provincial rules that require it.

How do I give my child first aid?

If you have no training and your child is seriously injured, please call 911 and follow their directions! But we believe you should take a course to learn how to give effective first aid to your children. In a nutshell, knowing what to look for when assessing a situation and an injured child is important, as well as having a basic set of life saving treatments in your toolbox. Taking a Standard or Emergency First Aid course will give you an understanding of the priorities when an emergency happens, and the skills and confidence to be ready to treat your child’s injuries.

What is child care first aid?

Child Care First Aid is just what it sounds like - it is a first aid course that ensures that you are ready to provide first aid for children in the community. While ‘Emergency First Aid’ or Standard First Aid’ along with CPR C will have a more generalized approach to first aid, these will still meet the first aid requirements for most people who work in childcare settings. But if you work specifically in a licensed childcare setting your employer may prefer for you to be certified in ‘Emergency Childcare First Aid’. While most first aid topics are universal in nature, the Child Care first aid courses will have a few extra topics - such as a stronger focus on managing typical childhood injuries, and touch on some of the legal responsibilities that come with caring for other people’s children.

What is Emergency Level First Aid?

Emergency First Aid is a basic 1 day course that focuses on life saving skills and knowledge. It is the minimum requirement for many jobs, but some employers may require the 2 day Standard First Aid certification instead. Worksafe BC recognizes Red Cross Emergency First Aid certificate as equivalent to OFA Level 1. Topics covered include: Scene Assessment, Primary Assessment, Clearing an Obstructed Airway, CPR with AED, Breathing and Circulation Emergencies, Controlling Severe Bleeds, Basic Minor Wound Management.

Do you need first aid training to be a babysitter?

There are no requirements if you are babysitting a single sibling group or up to 2 children at a time. That being said, many parents would prefer or even require their babysitters to have first aid certification. We think it is very important that anybody who is babysitting children be trained in first aid so that they will know what to do in case there is an emergency even if it isn’t required by law!

Does Emergency First Aid cover children?

Yes, the Emergency First Aid courses that we teach will always touch on how skills might be different when applied to children and give specific instructions for child CPR. If you sign up for Emergency First Aid with CPR C the course will also include CPR and choking procedures for babies. While most first aid topics apply similarly across all age groups, if you are looking for a course with a bit more focus on children then you might prefer to sign up for one of our Emergency Childcare First Aid Courses instead of Emergency First Aid.


Emergency Childcare First Aid Certification process Vancouver

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a certificate of completion once you've finished the online module, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the entire course. You will also be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.


There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.


Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual Vancouver

The Emergency Childcare First Aid & CPR course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Childcare First Aid & CPR Manual (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)


Where to find us:

Visit our Vancouver training courses here.

Vancouver First Aid Training Courses

3316 Kingsway, Unit #209 Vancouver, BC V5R 5K7

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Who should take this course?

  • Childcare Providers
  • Babysitters
  • Summer Camp Counsellors
  • Parents
  • Grandparents

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Emergency Childcare First Aid Course - CPR course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Vancouver | Burnaby | New Westminster | Port Moody | Port Coquitlam | Coquitlam | Richmond | North Vancouver

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

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