Paediatric First Aid (12 hours)

This course aims to satisfy the National Childminding Association (NCMA) and Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA) guidelines for people who care for children. This course is for people working with children under the age of 8 or working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education or Nursery workers. This includes all infant school staff, childminders, creche leaders, nannies, au-pairs, parents, teachers and anyone who is responsible for the welfare of babies and young children.

Course Syllabus Overview

  • The priorities of first aid
  • Awareness of personal safety
  • Assessment and management of an incident
  • Management of the unconscious casualty
  • Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Management of breathing problems in babies and children
  • Treatment of wounds and bleeding in babies and children
  • Burns, poisons and eye injuries in babies and children
  • Assessment and treatment of specific serious injuries and common childhood conditions
  • Record keeping and use of equipment

On successful completion of the course the candidate will receive a certificate of attendance.

This is valid for three years.