Under the Government Early Years and Childcare Registration requirements, at least one person who has a current full paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present and must accompany children on outings. This full Paediatric First Aid training course covers all EYFS and Ofsted requirements.
It is vital for anyone working with children or infants to know what to do should an emergency arise. This Paediatric First Aid course could save the life of a child under your care, should they become unconscious, stop breathing or experience cardiac arrest. You are responsible for the life of any child under your care, make sure you know what to do until help arrives.
Our blended Paediatric First Aid course combines practical face-to-face training and at home interactive e-learning. Learners will understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider, how to provide first aid to a child who is choking, bleeding, burnt, having a seizure and more. The face-to-face training day will include practical training to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to act effectively when emergencies arise. The Department of Education recognises blended learning as an acceptable delivery method of first aid training in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, so learners can gain the full Paediatric First Aid qualification with our course.
The aim of this Paediatric First Aid course is to greater increase your knowledge of paediatric first aid to help learners confidently act in a first aid emergency, as well as learning the relevant EYFS and Ofsted legislation.
The key points covered in this course are:
Role and responsibilities of paediatric first aiders
Assessing emergency situations
Please see below the common questions about our Paediatric First Aid course. Just click to expand the answer.
A paediatric primary survey is a fast way to find out how to treat any life-threatening conditions a child or baby may have in order of priority by using the anagram DRABC.
D - Danger: Make sure the area, you, the child/infant and any bystanders are safe.
R - Response: Check if the child/infant is conscious. Call their name and if it's a child, gently shake or tap their shoulders. If it's an infant or baby, gently tap the bottom of their foot to see if there is a response. If there is no response, assume they are in an unresponsive state.
A - Airway: Check and treat any life-threatening airway problems. Open the airway by placing your hand on their forehead and gently tilt their head back, propping the chin up slightly with your other hand to ensure the airway is open and clear. If the child or infant is unresponsive, move on to breathing very quickly. If they are responsive but their airway is blocked, you need to clear the airway.
B - Breathing: Check to see if the child/infant is breathing normally. Place your ear above their mouth, looking down their body and listen for the sound of breathing, if you can feel their breath on your cheek and see if their chest moves. Do this for 10 seconds. If unresponsive, call emergency help and start child/baby CPR. If they are breathing, move onto circulation.
C - Circulation: Look and check for any signs of severe bleeding. If they are, control and treat the bleeding by applying direct pressure to the wound and call 999/112 for emergency help. If they are unresponsive and breathing but no bleeding, put them in the recovery position and call 999/112 for emergency help.
Paediatric First Aid training is a legal requirement for those working with children. The Department for Education / Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework requires all newly qualified child carers with a level two or three qualification to have Paediatric First Aid training. They have three months to complete their training after starting work with a new employer.
For the EYFS and Ofsted requirements, you must have at least one 12-hour full Paediatric First Aid qualified member of staff available at all times including cover for sickness, holidays and trips. Our blended Paediatric First Aid course will give learners a full Paediatric First Aid certification to meet these requirements and be used to provide evidence for compliance.
Our blended Paediatric First Aid training course is safely taught half online by an accredited instructor and half in-house at your premises.
Please note this course is NOT part of our subscription packages, so it’s not included in the ‘unlimited access to all our courses’ plan. Our Paediatric First Aid online training courses can be purchased as a pay-as-you-go course.
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Via our LMS, our digital/blended learning solutions aim to remove or substantially reduce face to face training requirements, whilst still delivering exactly the same quality of course. These interactive and engaging training sessions are delivered by experienced tutors who are experts in their field.
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