6 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Paediatric First Aid Course

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families requires that  there is a statutory duty that all schools with Reeption classes must have at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate on the premises at all times.

Regardless of your field of work, there are numerous reasons why you may wish to embark on a quick, affordable but invaluable and informative first aid course. 

1. With just a few of the simple techniques you will learn at the paediatric first aid course you can save lives and be a valuable assett should a critical situation arise.

2. As an emergency situation unfolds, the first few moments are absolute critical. Whether you are waiting for emergency services or dealing with a less serious situation, paediatric training is such an important skill to have in terms of dealing with child related trauma etc.

3. Paediatric first aid courses from Aspire Education Academy will teach you how to adminster the right procedures in a range of emergency situations (see below).

4. When you work with children, you never know when an emergency situation will arise - it can be at any given time.

5. Having a childcare professional who holds a current, up-to-date First Aid Certificate ensures peace of mind for families, employers, etc.

6. Caring for children, whether as a parent or professional brings a great deal of responsibility and knowing what to do should an accident happen is essential.

Paediatric first aid courses can be very affordable and for certain positions like Nannies can even enhance earning capacity as to register with Ofsted requires a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.  The money spent on learning life saving skills is definitely worth it. You will learn vital techniques that will help save young lives.

Even if you have already done a basic first aid course, it is time to consider the paediatric course too especially if you work with small children on a daily basis as a parent, teacher or nanny or other child care professional.

This course has a minimum contact delivery time of 12 hours and provides theoretical and practical training in First Aid techniques that are specific to infants aged 0-1 and children aged 1 year old until the onset of puberty. Perfect for staff working with children of Primary school, infant school and nursery/pre-school aged children.

The peadiatric first aid course meets both Ofsted Early Years and Chidcare Register requirements. 

Who is this course aimed at?

People working or volunteering with young children in a school, pre-school, before and after school club, childminders and carers of children. 

What will candidates learn?

Candidates will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilties of a paediatric first aider
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely and effectively

Candidates will be able to provide first aid for children, infants and babies:

  • who are unresponsive and breathing normally
  • who are unresponsive and breathing abnormally 
  • who have an airway obstruction
  • who have external bleeding
  • who have injuries to bones, joints and muscles

Candidates will understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with chronic medical condition or sudden illness:

  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Sickle Cell Crisis
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Asthma Attack 

Candidates will also understand how to administer first aid to children, infants and babies:

  • who have sustained electric shock
  • experienced the effects of extreme heat and cold
  • who have been poisoned
  • who have burns or scalds
  • who have been bitten or stung
  • who have minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds
  • who have conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • who have head and spinal injuires
  • with anaphlaxis 
  • who are suffering from shock 

In addition candidates will understand how to complete records relating to illness, injuries and emergencies 


Candidates practical skills will be assessed on a continuous basis throughout the course by the tutor. There is also a written test at the end of the course. 

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