Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric first aid training is required by EYFS Statutory Framework and Ofsted for all primary schools, nurseries and early years providers (those dealing with the under 8’s)

Accredited Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

/live/individual/paediatric.jpgThis course meets Ofsted first aid requirements for registered childminders and the requirements for first aid for nannies under the Department for Children, Schools and Families Approved Carers Scheme. This course meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.

The course focuses heavily on dealing with child and infant first aid. All our Paediatric course trainers hold an enhanced CRB disclosure.

This children’s first aid training can be used as evidence for employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.This is a 12 hour course and is usually delivered as two 6 hour days, or 3 four hour twilight sessions.

This course follows the guidelines of and was approved by the NCMA (National Child Minding Association) and the PLA (Pre-school Learning Alliance) until July 2005 (NCMA & PLA no longer validate training organisations).

The National Childminding Association states that
"All childminders in England and Wales must hold a valid paediatric first-aid certificate when they register. In England, the first-aid course must be recognised by Ofsted and the childminder's local authority. The first-aid certificate should be updated on a regular basis - every three years or so, in accordance with the issuing body."

teddyGovernment guidelines for child carers state that first-aid training must cater for practitioners caring for children in the absence of their parents, be a minimum of 12 hours, cover what to include ina first-aid kit for babies and children, demonstrate resuscitation techniques using models of babies and children, and give practitioners a chance to practice on models of each age group and include how to record accidents and incidents appropriately.

/live/courses/padi.jpgThe course is useful to those who take children away from the school or the nursery setting, on walks to the park or to catch a bus to activities. The group leader would benefit greatly from taking part in one of our courses. For a number of organisations (Forest Schools) we run the Outdoor First Aid course and can adapt it to bring in Paediatric issues. Also suitable for Pre-school staff / Nursery Staff / Play workers/ Children centre staff / Teachers / LSA's & MTA's / Holiday Campworkers / Parent & Toddler group volunteers / Childminders & Nannies /Foster carers / Au pairs / Mother's helps / Babysitters / Community workers /Youth Workers / Parents, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles.

Course features

  • Dealing with incidents safely
  • A systematic approach to incident management
  • Collapse - causes and treatment
  • External and internal bleeding
  • Shock
  • Infant, Child and Adult Resuscitation procedures
  • Choking
  • Hypothermia/hyperthermia
  • Incident management scenarios
  • Remote improvised technique
  • Illness recognition and management
  • Record keeping and action plans