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First aid for child carers

Who is it for?

The first aid for child carers/paediatric first aid training course is designed for people caring for children in any setting. It is suitable for au pairs, nannies, childminders, nursery and pre-school workers, sport and leisure staff, crèche leaders, parents and anyone responsible for the welfare of children.

The child carers/paediatric first aid training course is recognised by Ofsted and includes the requirements of the appointed person in the workplace. In-line with the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, it can be used as evidence for an NVQ in childcare and education.

We offer first aid training for every need, including a range of courses for members of the public. The most popular first aid for baby and child course is perfect for new and expectant parents, grandparents and carers.

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Length

2 days

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

  • Dealing with accidents
  • Unconscious and breathing baby and child
  • Unconscious and not breathing baby and child
  • Choking baby and child
  • Shock
  • First aid kits and hygiene techniques
  • Bleeding and wounds
  • Burns and scalds
  • Objects in eyes, ears and nose
  • Recording, reporting and administering medication
  • Extremes of hot and cold
  • Sickness and fever
  • Meningitis
  • Broken bones  
  • Head neck and back injuries
  • Swallowed something harmful
  • Adult first aid

Qualification

On completion of the course, a certificate will be issued which is valid for 3 years.

Pre-requisites

Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline.

Notes

Child carers must hold a valid paediatric first aid certificate.

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