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The course is taught by qualified medical and emergency services personnel and is designed for Professionals looking after children; including teachers, childminders, Au Pairs and playgroup leaders.


It is also an excellent course for parents who would like a more in depth training on common accidents and illnesses focussing on babies and children. Scenarios are used to consolidate learning and practice real life possibilities.


This Paediatric First Aid course meets Ofsted requirements for Registered Childminders and the requirements for Nannies under the DfES Approved Carers Scheme. It can also be used as evidence for employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.




  • Principles of first aid

  • First aid kit

  • Action planning and incident reporting

  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty

  • Resuscitation in adults, babies and children

  • Recognising and treating shock in adults, babies and children

  • Febrile convulsions. Sprains, strains and fractures

  • Poisoning, bites and stings

  • Anaphylaxis and practise with an autoinjector

  • Choking

  • Asthma and diabetic emergencies

  • Head injuries

  • Childhood conditions (e.g. septicaemia, meningitis, croup)

  • Seizures

  • Bleeding, grazes, embedded objects, amputated parts, knocked out teeth, mouth injury, eye injury, bruising, nose bleeds, objects in eyes, ears, nose

  • Burns and scalds

  • The child’s response to extreme heat and cold

  • Foreign objects

Paediatric First Aid at Work (3 Days)

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