What our clients say about us:
Thank you for the excellent course you ran on Wednesday night at the Grey Lynn community centre. It was such a great atmosphere you created through your generous sharing and honesty along with such a human approach. Awesome. Micha, September 2018
We found the course very informative, particularly the discussion on car seats and choking, the thing that has stuck with me most is the diagram of the child’s head v adults head and why rear facing was so important. Kirsty, July 2018
Thanks so much for coming to us - my staff have all commented on your session as being the most useful they have ever had - so thanks so much for making it easy and understandable for us. Sue, After School Care, September 2017
Thanks heaps for all of the great tips you gave us. It was definitely the best first aid course I've been too with lots of practical advice, so thank you! I was expecting to come and learn about CPR and choking, but the course was so much more comprehensive which was awesome; fingers and toes crossed we never need to use the majority of it! Melissa, June 2017
Just a note to say thank you for an excellent first aid course last night. My Dad and I learned a lot. The booklet is great to refer to as well. I feel much more prepared! Victoria, March 2017
Hi Sarah, A message I hoped and never thought I would have to send you but now I have a personal thank you to say for your first aid course!! We were out for a family dinner on Saturday night and our little girl (17mths) started to struggle with a piece of mandarin. I could tell she was trying to bring it back up but she just couldn't... in the end I decided that she'd tried for too long and just as she started pulling some concerning faces I whipped her out of the chair, put her face down over my knee and a few (gradually harder, just like you said it would be) back slaps and it was up. I'm very grateful for my place on your course and for every single 'non event' that your courses generate. Claire, October 2016
Thank you again for the great course - everyone got a lot out of it and found it easy to understand and an easy atmosphere to ask questions.
'My husband & I recently attended one of Sarah's First Aid courses. We have a 8 month old daughter & felt a little uneasy about First Aid for her age. We both left the course full of knowledge & confidence. Sarah went through each topic in great detail explaining clearly what to do in many situations. She has extensive knowledge & I cannot recommend her class enough to any new or existing parent to give you that confidence & reassurance' Claire, June 2016
We booked Sarah for a private First Aid for Littlies course at home so that all the caregivers (extended family) of our baby could be educated in first aid matters. Sarah's presentation was very informative and covered a range of topics, not just medical training on CPR and choking. We talked about sickness, common ailments, safety around the home and even discussed tips for building healthy eating practices. Sarah gave us full and detailed answers to all of our questions. I would recommend her courses to anyone with a small child; we now have the knowledge to respond to an emergency with our baby, which, should we ever need to use it, is priceless. Kim, May 2016
My husband & I were able to attend the Pt Chev course that you ran on Monday evening. I just wanted to say a massive thank you, both my husband & I were so impressed with the course & feel we have taken a lot from it. Claire, May 2016
Thanks again for the course, it was absolutely brilliant and I've told all my mama friends to do it pronto! Bonnie, August 2015
Thank you again for taking the time to teach us baby first aid. You were fabulous and the info shared very useful; here's hoping we never actually have to use any of it. Jon, June 2015
Loved the 1st aid course - soooo helpful. Sophie, May 2015
Thanks so much for the first aid course, mum and I learnt a huge amount. Kate, March 2015
I found the course really helpful and have recommended it to a lot of other new mums so thank you again. Laura, February 2015
Just a quick note to say thank you to Plunket for arranging this course. The instructor Sarah was excellent and the course was really informative. Thanks again. Claire, November 2014
Your talk was wonderful and so informative. I took my son's carseat to get refitted - turns out that it was not safe as it was loose! Joanne, October 2014
Just to say thanks for a great course. We've already used the little booklet this week when our son's cold lead to an ear infection. Was great to have the booklet to double check the symptoms, given its our first time with something like this, and helped us get him to the doctors quickly. Louise, August 2014
Thanks for such a great course last Thursday. You presented it in a way that was informative but not daunting! I feel far more confident if something did happen that I would be able to deal with it. Amy, August 2014
I have had lots of positive feedback, especially from the dads! We all appreciated your wealth of knowledge and your honesty, straightforward approach. I would highly recommend you to others.
Lisa, July 2014
I attended the course on the Monday, and on the Friday my baby was sent home from daycare early with a fever, then the following week has had another ailment. I felt so much more confident to care for our baby and to make decisive choices thanks to the advice you gave us on the course. It was really practical and useful for our family. I am so happy that plunket organised this and I was able to attend. Having the booklet is great too as I could show my husband what I had learnt and he learned too! I'm sure we'll wear it out. Gemma, April 2014
Mum and I thought your course was absolutely brilliant - incredibly educational and packed with wonderful advice and insights. It's so reassuring to know what to do in a crisis but also how to best avoid them. I'm feeling much better being prepared with new knowledge, first aid kit and cold packs, thanks! Tania, April 2014
Thank you so much for the first aid course you held at Plunket recently, we both really enjoyed it. I have already referred to your booklet many times. Trish, March 2014
Thanks so much for such a well delivered, practical and comprehensive course. We came away with a lot more confidence in our ability to help our little girl if and when she gets into difficulty. I really appreciated your common sense approach! Emma, February 2014
Please keep doing what you do - you do it so well! The course was fabulous - so informative and well presented. Jane, August 2013
Thank you for teaching us in the Plunket First Aid training. It was very helpful & I appreciated that you helped to make the afternoon training relaxed & light-hearted for us mums - it made it fun for us :) Grace, August 2013
Recent feedback from The Parenting Place:
- Fantastic - informative, covering good overall basics for first aid to get you though till ambulance arrives etc.
- Excellent and extremely informative.
- Sarah was absolutely delightful - very professional, immensely experienced. We are so pleased that we came.
- Great, excellent info. Great speaker.
- Very clear and interesting.
Really helpful and confidence boosting. Marcia, August 2013
Thank you for giving us such an informative & dynamic first Aid Course for Littlies last Saturday. Jane, August 2013
The course was really outstanding and very worthwhile - I will definitely be recommending you to our ante natal group. Gillian, August 2013
And thanks so much for a great course. The information was incredibly valuable and I really got a lot out of it. Tania, July 2013
Thanks again for a brilliant and informative session. Hopefully we will never have to use any of the things you taught us!! Andrew, June 2013
Thanks for a great course. You are fantastic with how you present the topic and we feel so much more comfortable for attending. Shelley, May 2013
Just wanted to thank you again for presenting such a great course last night. It was so useful and presented in a really engaging way. Everyone was very impressed and very grateful to share your knowledge. Jane, April 2013
I got so much out of your session - and your super handy booklet is stuck on our fridge. We both feel more confident with whatever may happen! Julie, March 2013
I found this really practical and informative, thanks. And the booklet really super helpful. Shontelle, February 2013
I'm totally going to recommend you to others, the course was great and I feel so reassured. Sara, February 2013
Thank you very much for running such a great course. I found it very informative and fun. Catherine, January 2013
I thought your course was so fantastic, and so did all the attendees. You are brilliant at explaining everything, empathetic and fun. Thank you so much! Rachel, November 2012
I am totally stoked with the first aid kit, thank you! I kept meaning to get one but didn't know what to get. Emily, October 2012
My partner I attended your 1st Aid Course last night and we just want to thank you for a wonderful course! We both learnt so much in the 2 hours and it was the most valuable course we have ever taken! It should be compulsory for every parent! Jacqui, August 2012
Thanks so much for the First Aid 4 Littlies course you did last night - I found it really good and I came away feeling more reassured & confident that I could do something if I was in an emergency situation with my kids. Sarah, August 2012
Thanks so much for last night. It was fantastic! We have had amazing feedback today, everyone really loved the course and found the length, the areas covered and the detail perfect. They also commented that they really enjoyed you as a speaker. Nicola, Early Learning Centre, June 2012
I have received rave reviews about last night's course! Birkenhead Plunket, May 2012
A huge thank you for the wonderful job with the First Aid for Babysitters, the girls are still talking about it!!! Fiona, April 2012
An excellent course, I feel very well equipped to give the right care to my little boy should I ever need to. It's so great to have that peace of mind. Andrea, April 2012
Fantastic speaker. The workshop was very relevant, up to date, practical and well put together. March 2012
Thanks for all the wonderful work you do with our families. See you next year! Pukekohe Plunket, December 2011
Thanks for all the courses you have done for us, everyone that goes on it loves them. Waiuku Plunket, Dec 2011.
Thank you so much for the course, everyone thought it was great and really gave us the confidence to deal with mini emergencies at home.. Very very highly recommended, and I will be spreading the word to every mum I meet. We thought the course was just the right length, not too long but long enough to give us a detailed rundown of different scenarios, and we all loved the hands-on experience of practicing with the dolls. Adrianna, November 2011
Excellent - very informative. Thank you so much! Fantastic speaker - made me feel a lot more confident about first aid and looking after my children. November 2011
Thank you so much for your time and expertise in yesterday's First Aid course. I have been to a few First Aid courses over my working/parenting career and I can honestly say that your course was by far the best I have ever been to. You were so down to earth, listened to our past experiences, answered all of our questions and the best thing for me was that you spoke in plain language that we could all understand rather than using medical jargon that can be confusing. Chantelle, October 2011
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! Would have been lost and scared without this information. Emma, July 2011
Definitely covered more than expected in the course, and the booklet is a god send.
Thanks for organizing this. We all thought it was great, really informative and sooo well worth it. Please pass on our Thanks to Sarah, the (ex-)paramedic who ran this, she is fantastic. And also a big thank you to Plunket for having this for us. Lisa, July 2011
The course was really helpful! I had to use the choking technique that week so was very grateful I knew what to do. Jo, July 2011
Interactive style and all content relevant - great content and excellent presentation - thank you! June, 2011
Thank you so much for an enjoyable, informative class. We came out of it feeling alot more positive about how to deal with and care for our 1 and 3 year old. And, thank you for the great first aid kit. Bob, June 2011
Thank you for the class you took on Thursday. You did a great job, it was very informative and made me aware of things I would have never thought of. I really appreciate your time and I really enjoyed myself. Briar, May 2011
Thanks again for the first aid course, it was excellent and I learnt so much! I will also be coming along to refreshers each year and the grandparents will be coming on the next one with me too! Catherine, April 2011
Received the kit this morning, fantastic service. Thank you very much. Geoff, March 2011
Thanks for the course, we found it great. It has definitely been peace of mind and when our little girl is a bit older I'd really like to do the next stage course with you. Jacqui, March 2011
Found the course very very helpful and you were a wonderful teacher, hopefully I don't need to use most of what I've learnt but so good to know. Morag, March 2011
Just wanted to say thank you for coming to talk to us about first aid. The girls and I really enjoyed it and found it to be very informative, hopefully we will never be in the situation where we need to use any of it but we are glad we now know what to do if we are. Thank you again. Cathy, November 2010
I cannot recommend highly enough the First Aid for Littlies Course that my Husband and I organised with Sarah. Everything from Common Colds, Fevers, Seizures, CPR, Choking, Baby Proofing your house etc was covered in a simple, easy to understand session. Sarah has a way to explain everything to make parenting a lot less stressful and helped us to feel so much more comfortable. I would highly recommend every parents/caregiver to do this course. Thanks Sarah! Kerryn, August, 2010
We wanted to say thanks again for such a great session yesterday. Your experiences as a medic / mother really put things into perspective and was so much more practical than a general First Aid course. Sonia, March 2010
Thanks SO much for tonight. I found it amazing, informative and invaluable. I shall be recommending you to everyone I know! Louise, December 2009
I have had lots of positive feedback from the 2 evenings you ran for us. Thank you for providing such an excellent course. Ellerslie Plunket, December, 2009
Thanks again for a fabulous course yesterday. Having done a few First Aid courses I've never enjoyed one quite so much! You are a great Instructor, obviously passionate and knowledgeable about what you do and an inspiration to all of us new Mums! Anne-Marie, November 2009
Thanks so much for a great evening. I've just got back from our committee meeting and everyone was buzzing about it. Sally, October, 2009
I would just like to thank you again for your time, energy, advice and enthusiasm on Saturday. We all took a lot away from our First Aid course. It is such a brilliant service that you offer and your commitment to it is astounding! We now have much more of an understanding of basic safety precautions to undertake in our home. I HIGHLY recommend this course to ALL Mums-to-be. They may think they have got all the advice they need from family and friends, but unless those family and friends are as well-informed as we now are, their advice is not necessarily "good" advice. Sheryl, September 2009
Thanks for the workshop yesterday. What I found most useful was to actually practice the CPR and choking techniques; makes such a difference to the learning experience and my confidence in being able to perform them should I need to. Sarah, March 2009
Thanks for the First Aid Course on Friday, I received really good feedback from everyone about how useful it was. Judy, December 2008
I attended your course this week and it was brilliant! Thank you so much - you made me think of a few extra safety things and I am so much more confident knowing CPR now. Tracey, July 2008
I found your delivery of information very good; down to earth, realistic & honest and held definitely more weight given your qualifications & experience as a paramedic and mother. Kimberly, May 2008
The Parenting Place, Parents Inc, June 2008 :
Learn the practical tips to see you not panicking but in a place where you are able to effectively help your child and others through the inevitable childhood emergencies. The feedback from this workshop has been fantastic - all who have been to this class have said that they think it should be compulsory for all parents. Here are some of their comments:
- Hands-on practical aspects appreciated. Also the willingness to answer questions.
- Absolutely vital to attend. Thank you!
- Wonderful content and empathetic presenter.
- It was very informative and well presented. I really enjoyed it.
- Sarah's in-depth knowledge and approachability - fabulous!
- Very practical down-to-earth content and presentation.