Paediatric First Aid

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who care for babies and children in any professional setting and are required to be qualified in first aid, including:

  • au pairs

  • nannies

  • childminders

  • nursery and pre-school workers

  • sport and leisure staff

  • crèche leaders

  • anyone responsible for the welfare of children.


This course is taught in line with Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).


What will attendees learn?


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


This course also covers what do do if someone is having a medical emergency, including:

  • meningitis

  • diabetic emergency

  • seizures

  • 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.


Course Duration


The 2-day course runs from 9am until 5pm each day, with a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions.




Delivered in a setting of your work, this course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real-life situation. For added reassurance, each learner is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities designed to coach and support them.


To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to participate and we limit group size to 12 people. (During the current Covid-19 crisis this number may be reduced depending on your Corona virus risk assessments)


The course also includes basic adult first aid skills, details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.


If you're a newly qualified level two or three early years child carer, our emergency paediatric first aid course may be more suitable.


Included in the price

  • Expert tuition

  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate valid for 3 years, is issued on successful completion of the course

  • Course Delegate Pack – gloves, mask, CPR face shield, medium dressing, triangular bandage

This course meets the requirements specified by OFSTED and also includes the requirements of the appointed person in the workplace.


In line with the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, this course can be used as evidence for an NVQ in childcare and education.


For more information on this course For more information, please contact the clinic. 

This two-day course is ideal for anyone who works with (or would like to work with) babies and/or children, including au pairs, nannies, childminders, nursery and pre-school workers, sport and leisure staff, and crèche leaders.

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