Did you know?
From September 2016, all newly qualified early years’ staff (with full and relevant level 2 or level 3 childcare qualification) must hold a current Paediatric First Aid or Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification to comply with the Early Years Foundation Stage, and be included in the required staff to child ratios.
This new requirement of the EYFS framework comes after government consultation and review following the tragic death of Millie Thomson, in October 2012.
Paediatric First Aid
The Paediatric First Aid course comprises of both practical work and theoretical classroom work, and includes practical assessment on CPR and first aid. The course has been developed by professionals working with children and infants, and will be a particular interest to teachers, child minders, creche staff, playgroup personnel, and anyone else who has a responsibility for children in their care and want to gain a nationally regulated level three qualification.
This two day interactive course complies with the current guidelines and criteria by the Early Years Foundation Stage and Ofsted.
What will you cover?
Unit 1: Paediatric Emergency First Aid
- Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
- Managing an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
- Assessing Incidents
- Minor Injuries
- Managing unresponsive casualty who are breathing normally
- External Bleeding
Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury
- Fractures and Dislocation
- Chronic medical conditions or sudden illness (e.g. asthma, sickle cell anaemia, and meningitis)
- Burns and scalds
- Head, Neck and Back injuries
- Heat and Cold, including febrile convulsions
- Conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
- Electric shock
- Bites and stings
Assessment & Certificate
The assessment takes place continually over the duration of the course and determines your ability to act safely, promptly, and effectively when an emergency occurs and how to deal with a casualty. It determines your knowledge, skills and understanding of managing and treating a variety of injuries and illnesses that could occur to children and infants.
In order to re-qualify and maintain this qualification you must be assessed against all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for both units. This is achieved by attending the same 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course.