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Mum of six, Kate Ball initially started Mini First Aid in 2014 from her kitchen table in Leeds, offering high quality baby & child first aid classes to parents and carers. Demand grew and Kate saw the potential for growth, so she started franchising the business in 2015. In 2021, BBC Dragon’s Den star Sara Davies, also saw the huge potential in Mini First Aid and she came on board as an investor and adviser. Mini First Aid is now a multi-award-winning organisation and has almost 70 franchises nationwide.

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Meet The Trainers

Caroline Boyd

Hi, I'm Caroline, mum to Ayla, Sophie & Ben. I'm a registered nurse with over 20 years experience and a background in Critical Care and ED Nursing. I have been a clinical teacher for the past eight years and also work as a nurse advisor for the Out of Hours/Urgent Care Service. I often take calls from anxious parents looking for advice on lots of things from rashes to head bumps to managing fevers, and I have lots of knowledge and experience in dealing with rapidly changing and emergency situations. I love my teaching role in healthcare and feel passionate about helping parents, grandparents and carers develop their first aid knowledge and skillset, to become confident in their actions and able to stay calm when dealing with an emergency. I also believe that all children deserve to learn first aid skills throughout their education and am very excited that it now forms part of the teaching curriculum. In our award winning programmes, kids not only learn basic first aid skills and what to do in an emergency, but also how to stay calm and stay safe.

Cathy Shannon

My name is Cathy, I’m a Registered Nurse and have nursed across Northern Ireland in a variety of healthcare settings since 2008. I currently work in the High Dependency Unit in my local hospital, and also teach first aid for the Southern Regional College. I’m fascinated about how the body works to protect us and passionate about how we can help each other with first aid. I believe these lifesaving skills are fundamental to building resilience and community spirit in our children and enabling adults to help a child in an emergency. Not knowing what to do is frightening. Knowing what to do is empowering and could save a life. Even the simplest actions of staying calm and calling for help could be enough. I am mum to two young children and have practised lots of first aid at home; rashes, cuts, bumps, bruises, stings, choking, poisoning, to name a few. They are referenced regularly in my classes! First Aid should be everyday knowledge for everyone and I am humbled and thrilled to be part of the Mini First Aid Team to help deliver this. In my spare time I look after my chickens, take the dog for a walk and love outdoor swimming in Warrenpoint or Camlough lake.



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Mini First Aid is expanding as our demand for classes continues to grow.

Mini First Aid are looking for dynamic confident individuals who would like to work with all ages and feel passionately about teaching first aid.

The business is family friendly allowing our franchisees to balance owning a business with family life.

Full training is provided at the beginning of your franchise and Mini First Aid continue to support their franchisees with professional development training throughout their franchise period.

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Head Office Team

Matt Ball


Director of Operations

Kate Ball


Founder & Director

Charlotte Adamowicz


Marketing Administrator

James Reddin


Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager

Michelle Chandler


Buying and Product Development

Ewan Keighley



Kerry Dougal


Social Media & Marketing Manager

Angie Jay

Diversity Training Lead

Gemma da Silva


Franchisee Development

Peggy Wong

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