Paediatric First Aid

The Paediatric First Aid course focuses on situations that can occur around those looking after young children and infants. This course meets the requirements of Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register.

Length of Course: 2 Days

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 young children and those working towards an Early Years educator qualification, 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.

What will you learn?

This course will cover how to deal in the workplace with the following:

  • Your responsibilities
  • First-aid kits
  • Reporting accidents and incidents
  • Contacting the emergency services
  • AED Adult
  • AED Child / Baby
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Amputation
  • Asthma
  • Bleeding
  • Broken Bones
  • Burns or Scalds
  • Choking
  • CPR Adult
  • CPR Child
  • CPR Baby
  • Croup
  • Diabetes
  • Electric Shock
  • Eye Injury
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Head Injury
  • Heat Stroke
  • Hypothermia
  • Meningitis
  • Minor Injuries
  • Nosebleed
  • Poisoning
  • Recovery Position
  • Resuscitation
  • Seizures / Epilepsy
  • Sepsis
  • Shock
  • Smoke Inhalation
  • Spinal Injury
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tourniquets
  • Unconscious Child
  • Wound Packing


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.