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Paediatric First Aid


This course is designed for people caring for children in any setting and is suitable for childminders, nursery and pre-school workers, sport and leisure staff, crèche leaders, parents and anyone responsible for the welfare of infants and children. This course is in accordance with OFSTED Early Years Guidance.


Introduction to Paediatric First Aid

  1. Planning for an emergency. What would you do if an infant/child in your care had a serious accident or illness?
  2. Do you have someone who can take care of the infant/children in your care if you have to leave them?
  3. Do you have a fully equipped first aid box that is easily accessible?
  4. Have you record forms for the infant/children in your care so you can take them to hospital with you?
  5. Do you have a fire escape plan?
  6. Do parents know what to expect in case of an emergency?
  7. Make a list of important numbers that are easily accessible: parents’ contact numbers, General Practitioner, Health Visitor, Social Services. NHS, 24 111, emergency back-up person.

Administer first aid to an infant/child who is/requires:-

  • Unconscious
  • Seizures including febrile convulsions
  • Heart attack
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) including use of an AED
  • Choking infant and child and drowning
  • Minor/major burns and scalds (including electric shock)
  • Minor/major wounds and bleeding including grazes, embedded objects, amputations, knocked out teeth, mouth injury, eye injury, bruising, nose bleeds and more
  • Dealing with shock

In addition, discussion of specific injuries/illness to include:-

  • Anaphylactic shock including use of an auto-injector
  • Breathing difficulties including asthma & croup
  • Sudden Poisoning
  • Foreign objects in ear/eye/nose
  • Bites and stings
  • Fractures including sprains & strains & dislocations
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Low blood sugar
  • Extremes of temperature – heat exhaustion, heat stroke, hypothermia
  • Meningitis
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Childhood illnesses
  • Medication & the unwell baby/child
  • Accident Reports


Learners are continually assessed throughout the course to ensure learning outcomes have been achieved. Successful learners will receive an approved certificate which is valid for three years.


Learners must be physically able to carry out procedures required to meet the Awarding Body assessment criteria This course is approved by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) and OFSTED Early Years. Learners are required to attend a requalification course after the three year period to keep the qualification valid. It is strongly recommended learners update their skills by attending a 3 hour annual refresher course

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