Who is it for?
This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who care for babies and children in any professional setting, including:
- nursery workers
- au pairs
The paediatric first aid course is recommended for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets Childcare Registration requirements.
Duration: 2 days
Times: usually 09:00-17:00 (please check Joining Instructions)
Course content includes:
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
- has a medical emergency, including:
- diabetic emergency
- asthma attack
- severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)
- has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)
- has a head injury
- has swallowed something harmful.
The course also includes basic adult first aid skills, details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a paediatric first aid certificate which is valid for three years.
Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.
- be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course
- attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.