The training course is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents. The training is for all staff involved in the care or teaching of children, for example midday assistants, class room assistants, teachers, childminders, carers, nannies and after school members of staff.
New born to 12 months
1 year to 8 years of age
8 years and over
To provide specific information for the treatment of children and babies involved in a first aid accident within the work place whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.
There is a maximum of 12 places available.
Validation of Certification: 3 years.
Course Duration: 12 hours.
All students will receive a course book; and certificates will be forwarded upon completion of the course. Students will come into contact with equipment including baby and junior models as appropriate.
Criteria for Effective Paediatric First Aid Training:
In order to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, our paediatric first aid courses must be approved by the local authority in whose area the early year’s provision is located, and must meet the course content and criteria listed.
Assessment will be continual throughout with both practical and oral questioning.
Full course attendance is necessary.
Appropriate contents of a first aid box for babies and children
Recording accidents and incidents
Planning for first aid emergencies involving babies and children
Dealing with emergencies involving babies and children
Resuscitating babies and children
Recognizing and dealing with shock in babies and children
Recognising and responding appropriately to anaphylactic shock in babies and children
Recognising and responding appropriately to electric shock in babies and children
Recognising and responding appropriately to bleeding in babies and children
Responding appropriately to burns and scalds in babies and children
Responding appropriately to choking in babies and children.
Responding appropriately to suspected fractures in babies and children
Responding appropriately to head, neck and back injuries in babies and children
Recognising and responding appropriately to cases of poisoning in babies and children
Responding appropriately to foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses of babies and children
Responding appropriately to eye injuries in babies and children
Responding appropriately to effects of extreme heat and cold in babies and children
Responding appropriately to febrile convulsions in babies and young children.
Recognising and responding appropriately to the emergency needs of babies and children with chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell anaemia, diabetes.
Recognising and responding appropriately to meningitis and other serious sudden illnesses
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 is not a First Aid at work certificate.
The following course is not a first aid at work qualification. The prevention of accidents is obviously preferable to giving first aid. Nothing can replace adequate supervision of a child in a friendly and relaxed environment. Now and again accidents and illness occur, and you may be called upon to give first aid to a child in your care. Our training course also takes account of any guidance on first aid for schools issued by the Department for Education and skills, and guidance on standard first aid at work training requirements issued by the Health & Safety Executive.