NURSERY SCHOOLS, PRE-SCHOOLS, DAY NURSERIES, are you ready for changes to Paediatric first aid requirements in the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage?

Jul 6, 2016 | First Aid


3.25. At least one person who has a current 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 assistant who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time, must hold a current paediatric first aid certificate. Paediatric first aid training (see footnote 18) must be relevant for workers caring for young children and where relevant, babies. Providers should take into account the number of children, staff and layout of premises to ensure that a paediatric first aider is able to respond to emergencies quickly.

Footnote 18: Providers can choose which organisation they wish to provide the training (preferably one with a nationally approved and accredited first aid qualification or one that is a member of a trade body with an approval and monitoring scheme) but the training must cover the course content as for St John Ambulance or Red Cross paediatric first aid training and be renewed every three years.


That it become a requirement, in addition to existing EYFS requirements, that newly qualified early years staff (with a full and relevant level 2 or level 3 childcare qualification) must have either a full paediatric first aid (PFA) or an emergency PFA certificate before they can be included in the required adult: child ratios in an early years setting.

These requirements would be in addition to the introduction of Millie’s Mark, the voluntary quality award scheme to be introduced in the summer of 2016.

All of EndeavourUK’s first aid courses are approved and accredited by Highfield awarding body and meet the EYFS requirements.

We offer special discounts for nursery schools, pre-schools and day nurseries. For groups of 6 or more we can deliver at your own location. 7 days a week. We are currently working with many nursery schools, pre-schools and day nurseries, training nursery staff, not only in paediatric first aid, but also health & safety at work and food safety.

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