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Early years first aid (paediatric)


This paediatric first aid course meets the requirements of the Early Years foundation stage statutory framework.

The course focuses on emergency scenarios that are faced by professionals, including teachers, au pairs and playgroup leaders, looking after young children.

It meets Ofsted requirements for registered childminders and the requirements for nannies under the Approved Carers Scheme. It can also be used as evidence for employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.

Who should attend?

This course is for people working with younger children - those up to eight years old – or working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.

What you will learn?

The course covers how to deal with accidents and emergencies involving young children.

Course content

  • First aid kit

  • Action planning

  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty

  • Resuscitation

  • Choking

  • Asthma and diabetic emergencies

  • Head injuries

  • Seizures

  • Bleeding

  • Burns

  • Sprains, strains and fractures

  • Poisoning, bites and stings

  • Foreign objects

  • Childhood conditions (e.g. measles, meningitis, croup).

Course duration

12 hours.

Assessment and certification

Continuous assessment by trainer. A skills-based final assessment is available to students working towards a Childminding NVQ.