The national standards for first aid in childcare settings state that ‘at least one person who has a current paediatric first-aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present’. Additionally, at least one person with a current paediatric first-aid certificate must accompany every outing.
The Practice Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets out the first-aid training requirements for Ofsted-regulated child-care settings. This guidance includes details of the course content and the duration of the training. This Paediatric First Aid course has been developed to meet these requirements.
"New regulations coming soon"
Under current rules, early years providers must have at least one paediatric first aider available on the premises at all times. The new requirement would mean that a nursery recruiting a level 2 or level 3 member of staff who had newly completed their early years/childcare qualification must have an emergency paediatric first aid or a full paediatric first aid certificate, if they are to count towards the staff/qualification ratios under the early years foundation stage. The emergency first aid training course would be the equivalent of 1 day of training and would need to be refreshed every 3 years in order for the staff member to keep counting in the ratios.
The proposals are expected to come into effect by September 2016. The proposals will cover all early years settings except childminders.
Who needs this qualification?
The Paediatric First Aid 12 hour Level 2 Course is primarily aimed at those working in child-care settings, but it will be useful for anyone with responsibility for caring for infants and children. Primary Schools with a reception class would require this qualification.
The Paediatric First Aid course is a two-unit award, comprising:
Unit 1: Paediatric Emergency First Aid
Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury
Unit 1 covers the following topics:
The role of the paediatric first aider, dealing with emergencies, management of an unconscious casualty, management of a casualty who is not breathing normally CPR (baby, child & adult procedures), safe use of an automated external defibrillator, management of a casualty who is choking, recognition and management of anaphylaxis, management of a casualty who is in shock, management of a casualty who has a bleeding wound, It also provides the opportunity to practise the skills needed to administer first aid to an infant, child or adult who is: unconscious, not breathing, choking, bleeding from a wound and in shock.
Unit 2 covers the following topics:
dealing with chronic medical conditions and sudden illness diabetes, sickle cell, meningitis, asthma, dealing with the effects of extreme heat and cold hypothermia, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, management of casualty with suspected fracture and dislocation, management of casualty with head, neck or spinal injury, dealing with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose, dealing with minor injuries dealing with electric shock, dealing with burns and scalds, dealing with poisoning, dealing with bites and stings records and reporting
It also provides the opportunity to practise the skills needed to administer first aid to an infant, child or adult who: requires a support sling, requires an elevation sling, has a suspected spinal injury
Day 1: 12/02/2019 | 09:30 - 16:30
Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (12 hour)
The Rothley Centre (TRC Room 1 / TRC Room 1), 12 Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE7 7PR
First Response First Aid, Training
Successful candidates will be awarded the FRFA Level 3 Paediatric First Aid certificate valid for 3 years
Accreditation is provided by First Response First Aid Ltd in accordance with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
Although it is not a requirement, Ofqual certification can also be provided at an additional charge per person
Duration: two-days (12 hours) Group size: 15 Candidates per 1 Trainer/Assessor Assessment method: Activities, test paper, practical assessments Pre-requisite: None Suggested progression: Recommended annual refresher training; mandatory requalification training every three years. To book this training please contact the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Team by Telephone: 0116 305 5515 or by Email: email@example.com Please note that training prices quoted are exclusive of VAT. This training can be provided at your venue, please contact the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Team for a quotation.