HBF funding provides Family First Aid training for WA NurtureGroup parents.


Miracle Babies Foundation delivers three NurtureGroups in Western Australia for babies and young children born premature or sick and their families.

Delivered in a playgroup format, NurtureGroups provide an opportunity for parents to receive support from each other and access health professionals who often attend and facilitate special sessions.

These aim to provide parents with the confidence and capacity to provide a safe and healthy environment for their children as they develop and grow, all essential to their ability to thrive.

Recently, 12 parents from Willetton NurtureGroup received free First Aid training by Steve Lewson from Family First Aid, thanks to a grant from HBF.

The first aid course provided them with up-to-date and lifesaving First Aid skills and awareness.

It extended parents’ knowledge of current health advice, injury prevention, and safe eating and left them feeling confident they can now handle a range of medical emergencies, including choking, burns, drowning, poisoning and bleeding.

In an emergency, panic is a real problem. Children are not treated like adults, so it is essential for parents to learn baby/ toddler First Aid. (Steve Lewson, Family First Aid) 

Not only does First Aid save lives, it reduces the severity of injuries, the high cost of medical treatment and the long-term consequences for those severely injured. First-aid is also an effective prevention tool, ensuring families are aware of possible dangers to ensure injuries can be avoided.

Miracle Babies Foundation would like to thank HBF for funding these essential and lifesaving training sessions for our WA based NurtureGroups. We look forward to running sessions for more families in Joondalup and Rockingham in the coming months.