Emergency paediatric first aid

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who care for children in any professional setting (e.g. nannies, child-minders, nursery workers and au pairs), and is specifically aimed at newly qualified level two or three early years childcare staff

The emergency paediatric first aid course is recognised by Ofsted for Early Years (EYFS) and meets Childcare Registration requirements.

If you don't need first aid training for work reasons but would like to learn first aid for babies and children, our popular first aid for baby and child course is perfect for new and expectant parents, grandparents and carers.


1 day



Course content includes:

The British Red Cross is recognised as a standard setter in first aid training, as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).

This course covers how to help a baby or child who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including:
    • the chain of survival
    • the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a child
  • is choking
  • is bleeding
  • is suffering from shock
  • is burnt or has a scald
  • has a medical emergency, including seizures.

The course also includes details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.


On successful completion of this course, you will receive an emergency paediatric first aid certificate which is valid for three years.

In line with the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, this course can be used as evidence for an NVQ in childcare and education.


Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must:

  • be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course
  • attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.


For more information on this course please contact us.

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