As of 1st September 2014, OFSTED Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage requires that at least one person with a valid paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present and must accompany children on outings. Childminders and any assistants who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time must hold a valid paediatric first aid certificate.
This course is designed for all those working with children, particularly those working with Early Years.
What you will learn
The course covers the content recommended by OFSTED.ofsted eyfs criteria
The following information is taken from the 2017 Statutory Framework for the Early Years
Foundation Stage published by the Department of Education.
Our 12 Hour Paediatric First Aid course ensures that all of the areas listed below are fully covered:
"Annex A: Criteria for effective PFA training
1. Training is designed for workers caring for young children in the absence of their parents and is appropriate to the age of the children being cared for.
2. Following training, an assessment of competence leads to the award of a certificate.
3. The certificate must be renewed every three years.
4. Adequate resuscitation and other equipment including baby and junior models must be provided so that all trainees are able to practice and demonstrate techniques.
5. The emergency PFA course should be undertaken face-to-face and last for a minimum of 6 hours (excluding breaks) and cover the following area
Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take
Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
Help a baby or child who is having a seizure
Help a baby or child who is choking
Help a baby or child who is bleeding
Help a baby or child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss (hypovolemic shock)
6. The full PFA course should last for a minimum of 12 hours (excluding breaks) and cover the areas set out in paragraph 5 as well as the following areas:
Help a baby or child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock
Help a baby or child who has had an electric shock
Help a baby or child who has burns or scalds
Help a baby or child who has a suspected fracture
Help a baby or child with a head, neck or back injuries
Help a baby or child who is suspected of being poisoned
Help a baby or child with a foreign body in the eyes, ears or nose
Help a baby or child with an eye injury
Help a baby or child with a bite or sting
Help a baby or child who is suffering from the effects of extreme heat or cold
Help a baby or child has: a diabetic emergency; an asthma attack; an allergic reaction; meningitis; and/or febrile convulsions
Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider (including appropriate contents of a first aid box and the need for recording accidents and incidents)"
Our Paediatric courses include FREE Anaphylaxis awareness training as standard.
Please click on the logo to view the 2017 Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage