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Paediatric First Aid for Early Years Settings and Schools

At Colchester First Aid we have a particular passion for teaching paediatric first aid and offer an unrivalled and fully comprehensive paediatric course for professionals which meets OFSTED’s and EYFS requirements for early years settings and schools.

To meet these requirements the teaching time is a minimum of twelve hours, but can be extended to allow additional time for consolidation of practical skills if you wish, and can be run over two full days or in shorter sessions to fit around work requirements. 

We can offer our courses at your place of work or at one of our high quality training venues depending on your requirements.  

Certification options available:

  • TQUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (VTQ)

Our course includes the following topics as required by OFSTED and EYFS

  • Planning for first aid emergencies

  • Dealing with emergencies

  • Resuscitation procedures appropriate to the age of children being cared for including defibrillator use

  • Recognising and dealing with shock

  • Recognising and responding appropriately to anaphylactic shock

  • Recognising and responding appropriately to bleeding

  • Responding appropriately to burns and scalds

  • Responding appropriately to choking

  • Responding appropriately to suspected fractures

  • Responding appropriately to head, neck and back injuries

  • Recognising and responding appropriately to cases of poisoning

  • Responding appropriately to foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses

  • Responding appropriately to eye injuries

  • Responding appropriately to bites and stings

  • Responding appropriately to the effects of extreme hot and cold

  • Responding appropriately to febrile convulsions

  • Recognising and responding appropriately to the emergency needs of children with chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell anaemia and diabetes

  • Recognising and responding appropriately to meningitis and other serious sudden illnesses

Please contact us for more information and prices, to discuss your requirements or to book a course.