Petals Agency

Petals Agency provides numerous child first aid courses and child protection training as well as training for childcarers.  I have met the two women that run this agency, Aeesha and Antonella, and they are hard working, practical, up-to-date and constantly thinking of new ways to help parents. We are working together on useful informative workshops for parents as well as on training for maternity nurses and other childcare professionals. Address: Petals Agency, Maple House, High Street, Potters Bar, EN6 5BS. Tel: 0800 0488 555  Mob: 07983 751 582  Fax: 01707 828 080   Email:

Safe and Sound

Child safety and first aid courses for parents, au-pairs, nannies and child carers. I teach regular first aid courses for Safe and Sound, write medical articles for their newsletter and am one of their medical advisors. Use the discount code EL123 to receive 5% off your booking.  Email:   Tel 020 8445 8998.

Accident prevention

CAPT’s work stops children being killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents – without wrapping them in cotton wool. They provide free child safety advice to families and distribute family-friendly resources like picture booklets, leaflets, posters and DVDs.   –   

Baby Safe Homes I found this company at the Babyshow – they seem to genuinely know what they are doing.  A consultant comes to your home and works out how to make your home as safe as possible for your children and family and then discusses the best products around for you to buy, price matched to nursery stores. They provide an estimate including all the products and installation and can usually do the work on the same day.  Tel: +44 (0) 207 559 1491. Inform them you found their details through Be Ready to Parent for a discounted rate.