“New nursery and pre-school staff will be required to undertake paediatric first aid for the first time, thanks to new government proposals.
Nursery teacher and children playing.
The plans have received the support of parents Joanne and Dan Thompson, who have been campaigning for the change following the tragic death of their daughter, Millie, at nursery in October 2012. Their important campaign culminated in an e-petition signed by over 103,000 people.
The new proposals will mean newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 and 3 qualification must have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first aid certificate – a life-saving change that will add approximately 15,000 additional trained early years professionals to our nurseries and pre-schools each and every year.”
The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification. This two-day paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face those looking after young children and infants, including day nurseries, private nursery schools, pre-schools, before and after school clubs for children in the early years age group, childminders and carers of children at home. This qualification fulfils Ofsted’s first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and childminders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within the Child Care Register Guide).
All our courses are accredited by Qualsafe. Qualsafe are currently recognised by Ofqual and Department for Education and Skills to award qualifications in Paediatric First Aid.
The roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
Assessing an emergency situation
Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child
Head and spinal injuries
Fractures, dislocations and sprains
Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions
Burns and scalds
Wounds and bleeding
Sickle cell crisis
Eye, ear and nose conditions
Bites and stings
Treatment for hot and cold temperatures
This 12hr course is a requirement of all Childcare Practitioners who require registration by OFSTED, this includes Childminders, Nannies, Nursery Practitioners, Pre School and After School Club Staff. The course is also suitable for Security / Close Protection Officers who may have to deal with Paediatric emergencies.
Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) certificate as well as a plastic aide memoire.
Our courses can be delivered on or offsite and we offer discounts for groups and on site courses.
If you want more information on any of the First Aid courses offered by Sika SIA in the Glasgow area or throughout Central Scotland then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do everything we can to help.
Contact: 01414338875 – 01313444077 – 07825374147 – [email protected]