This course is set up to meet the Statutory requirements for those who work with infants and children in a professional capacity.
The course is compliant with OFSTED, Esytn, DFES Early Years Foundation Stage and CSSIW requirements and recommendations.
The course is “hands on", with the emphasis on understanding the principles of ill or injured younger child. The balance between practical and theory work encourages participation.
The Childcare Act 2006 places a specific legal requirement through the Early Years Foundation Stage 2007, from September 2008, and the regulations apply to all schools and early years providers in Ofsted and Estyn registered settings attended by young children - that is children from birth to the end of the academic year in which a child has their fifth birthday.
The regulations go on to say:
"At least one person who has a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present. There must be at least one person on outings who has a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate"
In their introduction in their 1998 publication 'Guidance on First Aid for Schools', the Department of Education and Employment state:
"First-aid provision must be available at all times while people are on school premises, and also off the premises whilst on school visits".
The National Childminding Association states that:
"All childminders in England and Wales must hold a valid paediatric first-aid certificate when they register...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."
This children’s first aid training can be used as evidence for employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.
This 12 hour (two day) course includes:
- Assessment of Danger
- Anatomical difference between children and adults
- Basic Life Support - including -CPR, Recovery Position, Choking
- Bleeding & bandaging
- Bone & joint injuries
- Head & spine Injuries
- Eye injuries
- Burns & scalds
- Asthma & Hyperventilation
- Febrile Convulsions
- Anaphylactic Shock including the administration of an auto-injector
- Electric Shock
- Requirements of a First Aid Box
- Parental Administration of Medicines
The course can be delivered at your organisations venue – providing there is a suitable training room – or we can arrange a training venue on your behalf.
This course is continually assessed. On successful completion of the course, candidates receive a Certificate for this 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Course, valid for 3 years.