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Paediatric First Aid Course in the South West

If you work with children, you will probably need a qualification in Paediatric First Aid. At First for Iain, we offer paediatric first aid courses in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and beyond, for both individuals and groups. We also understand it is not always possible to take time away from work during the week, so we offer weekend and evening paediatric first aid courses to suit you.

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Who needs a paediatric first aid qualification?

If you are a nanny, au pair, or babysitter, it is recommended to take the Paediatric First Aid course of 6 hours. You can take this over a single day, or in 2 hour blocks over 3 days to suit you. Our syllabus meets the needs of the Voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register, which many nannies and au pairs are opting to join.

If you are a Registered Childminder or a Nursery, Pre-School, or Foundation Stage Teachers, you will require the Paediatric First Aid of 12 hours. This is normally held over two days, but can be broken down in 4 x 3 hours blocks, or taken over a weekend.

First aid and the Early Years Fountain Stage Statutory Framework (EYFS)

Our 12 hour paediatric first aid course is in line with the Early Years Fountain Stage Statutory Framework (EYFS) and covers all topics required by Ofsted. The EYFS requires at least one person in a school to hold a valid 12-hour certificate in Paediatric First Aid. This guidance applies to those who come in contact with 4, 5 and rising 6 year olds.

Emergency First Aid in Schools

If you are on the school staff, teaching or support, you require the Emergency First Aid for Schools. This 6-hour course is in line with guidance from The Department of Children, Schools, and Families. This course is child-orientated and suitable for all school staff who support First Aiders.

Emergency First Aid for Youth Clubs

After School Clubs including youth clubs, youth organisations, summer camps, etc, will need to have staff skilled in first aid for children. Staff can attend either the 6 hour Emergency First Aid for Schools, or the 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course. Ofsted will expect the course to be relevant to the age of the children. If children under 5 are present, we recommend the 12-hour course. 

First aid course discounts

Discounts on training costs are available for volunteer youth leaders and selected charities. Please call us to discuss on 01237 474764.