We organized for a private class for 16 (mixture of new parents, expectant parents, & grandparents) and after having some difficulty getting an indoor space large enough we decided to hold it outside under some canopies in our yard. Holly was very responsive throughout the whole planning process on email, arrived on time, and was very personable and professional. Our group had a great time, learned tons, and came away feeling much more confident in our abilities to handle an emergency whether it was for an infant or an adult. I’d highly recommend Holly and Safe Beginnings. For us, booking a private session for a larger group made it much more cost effective for everyone.
My husband and I are first time parents and heard great things about Holly. We live in downtown and chose to pick her in north van from the great reviews. We are so happy we got our training from her. She is very knowledgeable and professional and at the same time fun and personable. I particularly loved that she is a mother herself so she gave examples of things in the house we should be aware of and shared examples and stories of things her daughter has done that can be a risk. She flagged little things that we don’t think of. I learned so much and feel as prepared as one can welcoming a little one into our world and home. I highly recommend her. Great class for couples and friends to do together.
I took the 2 hour infant CPR class with Holly in Squamish and it was great. Holly is very knowledgeable and was able to teach the content in a professional and pleasant manner. Would definitely recommend this course.
Hi Holly, Once again thank you so much for the wonderful first aid class on Saturday. I think we all got so much more out of the class than we expected to! I will recommend you in a heart beat to anyone looking for a first aid class!
Great and thorough training! Holly has been fabulous and went above and beyond to help us prepare for the safety of our child. The CPR and car seat safety lesson gave us reassurance and answered many of our questions. Highly recommended not just for first time parents but all parents and grandparents.
Great course. I’ve taken a lot of first aid courses over the years and found Holly’s teaching style to be much more memorable and relevant. The way she explains things and breaks it down is straight forward, tangible and appeals to your common sense, she also gives you cues to help you remember! Loved the course and even better loved that it was at home with friends!
Hi Holly, Thanks again for a great course! While the content wasn’t always fun, everyone was really pleased by how practical it was, and how well you taught it. I will certainly recommend you to any friends who are looking to take any infant / child first aid in the future 🙂
Loved this! I’ve been to many other first aid classes before and this one was extremely informative. Holly was a great instructor, she definitely has a knack for keeping everyone’s attention on her and what’s being taught. Thank you!
I have taken many first aid courses and found Holly’s class to be the best that I have ever attended. She gave so many easy to remember and to recall tips (ones that I haven’t heard before!). I would highly recommend her program.
Holly did an awesome job teaching CPR and safety at the BuyBuyBaby in Langley. She was professional, yet friendly, and very thorough despite the class only being the 2 hour session. My husband and I walked away with a wealth of new knowledge and now feel comfortable in case of an emergency with young children and infants. Well worth the money.
Hi Holly, Thanks so much! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve taken at least 10 cpr classes/recertifications over the last 12 years of my nursing career and education and yours was truly the best! Thanks again! We really appreciate it and will be referring your class to the new moms we know.
I took the four hour infant/toddler first aid and CPR class and it was awesome! It gave me confidence knowing that if an emergency situation arose with my little ones, I would know what to do (rather than panic!). Thank you!
I hosted a private course (4 hour infant and child first aid) and Holly was our instructor. She was phenomenal! The information was highly valuable and I would strongly recommend every parent and caregiver take a course through Safe Beginnings.
Hi Holly! Thanks so much for the course today! A very crazy thing happened to us afterwards…we had just finished putting the baby down for a nap as soon as we got home, then heard someone banging on the door. It was a neighbour and she was choking!! Troy immediately did abdominal thrusts and after 3, she coughed and said ok. We sat down with her for a few minutes then told her to get to a hospital or at least get checked out by a doctor. The point is, if we hadn’t taken the course today, Troy wouldn’t have had the confidence to try to help!! Talk about immediately putting your knowledge to use! So thank you!! I’m so glad we attended today 🙂
Thank you so much! Your class was great! Very thorough and a great comfort for us as grandparents! You are making a difference!
I literally just finished my course & I couldn’t wait to get home so I could write a review. This course was SO much more then I expected. I took away SO much knowledge and I am so happy I decided to do it. Holly was an incredible instructor and so full of knowledge. Thank you, I will spread the word about this amazing course!
We met Holly at an infant first aid course – she was an amazing teacher for our group of new parents. Holly then helped us set up our child’s bucket seat, and later – our convertible seat. Would highly recommend working with Holly, she’s a gem!
Holly is professional and knowledgeable. Holly showed my husband and I how to install an infant car seat. Holly ensured that we were comfortable tightening and adjusting the car seat. She had us simulate taking a child in/out of the seat, as well as removing and reinserting the seat into the base. The session was thorough, and provided us with the knowledge we needed. From the car seat installation tutorial and the first aid course I took with Holly, I find I’m able to recall the information she proceeds because of the examples she provides and her clear communication.
Holly was so kind & patient – I’m feeling confident & safe with our LO in his new seat.
Holly helped me on short notice and went above and beyond checking all of our seats. Learned things I didn’t even know about proper limits on our car seats. I’m very grateful. We have such great peace of mind now. Thank you!