Chatterbox is committed to equipping people with the confidence and skills they need to achieve their full potential. We encourage residents to let us know if there is a particular skill they would like to learn, and then do our utmost to provide them with the opportunity to do just that.
Most recently, we were approached by a group of young mothers who were interested in attending a paediatric first aid course. Some were looking to pursue a career in childcare, while others wanted to develop vital skills to ensure the safety of their children.
In response, Chatterbox applied, and was awarded a generous grant from the George Bairstow Charitable Trust, to cover the cost of delivering an accredited Level 3 course in Paediatric First Aid. George Bairstow Charitable Trust is a grant-making body which supports groups involved in educating people in the provision of emergency aid, encouraging young people to volunteer, and the enhancement of skills in young people. The Trust was established in memory of George, who died in a car accident at the age of 26, while travelling home from voluntary duty with St John’s Ambulance.
Training provider Peers and Rooney stepped in to deliver the sessions, and within weeks of that first conversation at the Chatterbox toddler group, the course was under way. The three day course taught participants how to safeguard their children from harm, and how to respond calmly and appropriately in an emergency situation. The ladies left the course with a QCF qualification in Paediatric First Aid- the qualification recognised by professional bodies as a prerequisite for working with children in schools and nurseries. Have a look at some of our students with their certificates of achievement.
Thank you to everybody who helped to make this course possible. If you would like to know more about George Bairstow Charitable Trust, visit http://gbct.org.uk/. For more information about Peers and Rooney, or to browse their course catalogue, visit http://www.peersrooneytraining.co.uk/.