Paediatric first aid course

This 2-day EYFS compliant first aid course is ideal for people who work with young children, such as nurseries or as a childminder. Book online today!

Paediatric first aider helping a child with first aid kit

Calendar icon 2 days 09:00-17:00

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Paediatric first aid certificate

Valid for three years

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Why choose this course?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who need to be qualified in first aid as they care for babies and children in a professional setting, including:

  • au pairs
  • nannies
  • childminders
  • nursery and pre-school workers
  • sport and leisure staff
  • crèche leaders.

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


What is covered on a Paediatric first aid course?

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

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • is choking
  • is bleeding
  • is burnt or has a scald
  • has an object in their eye, ear or nose
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • has sickness or a fever

This course also covers what to do if someone is having a medical emergency, including:

  • meningitis
  • diabetic emergency
  • seizures
  • asthma attack
  • severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)
  • injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)
  • head injury
  • swallowed something harmful.

This course includes basic adult first aid skills on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.


Learning and assessment

Delivered in a classroom setting, this course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

For added reassurance, each learner is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities, such as roleplay, designed to coach and support them as they develop. Learn more about the quality and standards of our courses.

To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to participate.

We recommend that you bring your own lunch, as not all venues have food outlets on site or nearby.

If you don't need paediatric first aid training for work reasons but would like to learn first aid for babies and children, we also offer first aid courses for members of the public. Our popular first aid for baby and child course is perfect for new and expectant parents, grandparents and carers.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a 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 and is recognised by OFSTED.

For more information on this course please contact us.