Emergency Paediatric First Aid

The Emergency Paediatric First Aid course focuses on emergency situations that can occur around those looking after babies and young children.

Length of Course: 1 Day
6 hours worth of training required, excluding breaks

Length of qualification: 3 Years
Recommended annual 3 hour refresher for year 1 and 2

Who should attend?

This course is for people working with babies and young children.

What will you learn?

This course will help to understand the role and responsibilities of the emergency paediatric first aider, and give the ability to assess an emergency situation. You will also learn how to help a baby or child who is:

  • Role of Paediatric First Aider
  • Unresponsive and breathing normally
  • Unresponsive and not breathing normally, including how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and delivering appropriate CPR
  • Bleeding
  • Choking
  • Having a seizure
  • Suffering from shock
  • First Aid Kits
  • Accident Reporting
  • Recovery Position
  • Secondary Survey
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Eye/Ear Conditions
  • Bites/Stings
  • Fractures/Dislocations
  • Slings/Bandaging
  • Anaphylaxis


An emphasis on attendees being relaxed and feeling comfortable attempting practicals is always at the forefront of SAH Training, building confidence, knowledge and skills.

Equipment used includes:

  • Choking vest
  • CPR Manikins
  • Auto-injectors ( epi-pens )
  • Tourniquets
  • Bandages
  • Wound packing


Attendees will be observed and will need to be deemed confident and competent in all practical elements, skills and knowledge.

Course Requirements

Candidates need a good understanding of English. Candidates must be physically able to demonstrate the practical skills required to complete the assessment.


Successful candidates receive a SAH Training certificate, valid for three years.

Important Information

In line with Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register requirements, at least one person on the premises must have a current full paediatric first aid certificate and available at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings. Childminders, and any assistant who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time, must hold a current full paediatric first aid certificate.