The Paediatric First Aid course has very clear links to the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Section 3 – The Welfare requirements: Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare; including relevant knowledge for first aid for outings and up to date information about Illnesses and injuries. This course complies with Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations and updates learners of any change in practice and guidelines. Suitable for any persons needing Ofsted compliant paediatric first aid qualification for early years environments.
This course provides foundation knowledge and practical skills needed by anyone who works with young children. It provides candidates with confidence and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) and Quality Standards Every Child Matters the EYFS.
The course is suitable for anyone who cares for children, whether as a teacher, teaching assistant midday assistant, after school staff, early years practitioner, childcare professional, nanny etc. A competent person should assess the workplace and its requirements to ensure the course meets the full needs of their organisation. No previous first aid experience is required to attend.
Candidates should have a positive attitude, be responsible, have an aptitude to help, be able to think clearly in times of need, be willing and able to learn new skills, be physically able to deal with demanding emergency situations and have good communication skills.
Theoretical and practical understanding of how to administer first aid to babies and children in life threatening and non-life threatening situations including (but not inclusive of):
Candidates will be continually assessed alongside a final multi-choice question paper. Candidates must attend all of the course. This is not a First Aid at Work Certificate.
All candidates will receive a course book and a certificate on successful completion. The course involves some scenario based role play activities so please dress appropriately. We should be notified in advance of movement/bending problems so we can plan alternative activities.