Paediatric First Aid
Guide to registration on the Childcare Register – Ofsted guidance - We are an HSE Approved Provider and this course meets the stated requirements for Paediatric First Aid training in order to become Ofsted registered on the Childcare Register and covers the full Ofsted syllabus.
Please visit the above link for Ofsted’s specific guidance on First Aid provision.
Our Paediatric First Aid training is based in SW London. The course is taught by qualified medical and emergency services personnel and is designed for Professionals looking after children; including teachers, childminders, Au Pairs and playgroup leaders. It is also an excellent course for parents who would like a more in depth training on common accidents and illnesses focussing on babies and children. Scenarios are used to consolidate learning and practice real life possibilities.
This Paediatric First Aid course meets Ofsted requirements for Registered Childminders and the requirements for Nannies under the DfES 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 children of all ages; Nannies, Childminders, Au Pairs, teachers , Nursery workers, people working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education, or for parents or carers who would like a comprehensive Paediatric First Aid course.
What you will learn?
- The course covers how to deal with accidents and emergencies involving children:
- Course content
- First aid kit.
- Action planning and incident reporting.
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty.
- Resuscitation in adults, babies and children.
- Recognising and treating shock in adults, babies and children.
- Anaphylaxis and use of the Epipen.
- Asthma and diabetic emergencies.
- Head injuries.
- Bleeding, grazes, embedded objects, amputated parts, knocked out teeth, mouth injury, eye injury, bruising, nose bleeds, objects in eyes, ears, nose…
- Burns and scalds.
- The child’s response to extreme heat and cold.
- Febrile convulsions.
- Sprains, strains and fractures.
- Poisoning, bites and stings.
- Foreign objects.
- Childhood conditions (e.g. septicaemia, meningitis, croup).
Small group scheduled intensive courses last one day and cover the full Ofsted syllabus.
If you have been specifically instructed by your Local Authority that you should cover this syllabus over a longer period of time, then please check with them prior to booking.
Courses for larger groups may need to run over 12 hours.
Group courses can also be booked to teach the syllabus over a 12 hour duration.
Assessment and certification
Continuous individual assessment by trainer and scenarios to practice skills. Certificate valid for 3 years awarded on the day.