First Aid

The Paediatric First Aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that are faced by professionals, including nannies, looking after young children. A paediatric first aid certificate gives families the peace of mind that the nanny is capable of dealing with emergencies or accidents involving their children.

A Paediatric First Aid course should meet the requirements of the Early Years foundation stage statutory framework and also meet Ofsted requirements for nannies under the Approved Carers Scheme.

Typical Course content includes:

  • Role of a first aider, accident reporting and the first aid box
  • Coping with an emergency in the childcare environment
  • OFSTED and EYFS requirements (including first aid boxes and reporting)
  • The priorities of treatment
  • Primary & secondary assessments
  • Recovery position
  • Infant, child and adult resuscitation (CPR )
  • Infant, child and adult action for choking
  • Unconsciousness: adult, child and baby
  • Head injuries
  • Treatment for bleeding, shock and burns
  • Treatment for sprains, strains and fractures
  • Poisoning, bites and stings
  • Eye, nose and ear obstructions
  • Childhood conditions
  • Asthma and respiratory infections
  • Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Meningitis
  • Epilepsy and Convulsions
  • Allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock
  • Hypo/Hyperthermia
  • Sprains, strains and fractures
  • Poisoning, bites and stings
  • Foreign objects
  • Childhood conditions (e.g. measles, meningitis)

A Paediatric First Aid course differs greatly from a basic First Aid course as the basic course covers how to deal with minor and deteriorating conditions in any casualty, without having to do resuscitation or CPR. It does not focus on child related first aid.

There are many Paediatric First Aid course available locally. Costs vary but are usually in the region of £80 to £150 + vat.

The following links are provided for your convenience, and are not an endorsement or certification of any kind by HomeOrganisers.
St Johns Ambulance
St Johns Ambulance

Childcare Courses for Parents and Professionals and First aid courses
Tel:-020 8986 9008

Safe and sound First Aid courses
Organisation dedicated to providing exceptional paediatric first aid training to anyone who cares for babies and children
Safe and Sound
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8445 8998

Surrey First Aid
Surrey First Aid training
Tel: +44 (0)1483 238268

First aid for life
First aid for Life
Tel: 020 8675 4036