Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Emergency Paediatric First Aid

This course is the minimum first aid requirement for new Child Care staff working in regulated childcare settings. The qualification allows the holder to be included in the adult-child ratio as per both the Childminder and Group Settings versions of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and is therefore the qualification accepted by OFSTED when inspecting registered childcare settings.

EYFS and thus OFSTED requirements require at least one person who has a current full paediatric first aid certificate must be present at the Setting 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. Details of the Paediatric First Aid course is located here.

Who should attend

  • People responsible for the care of young children

Course syllabus

  • First Aid and National Standards
  • Role of a First Aider
  • Accident reporting and the First Aid box
  • Incident Planning
  • Casualty Action Plans
  • Primary Survey
  • Recovery Position
  • Infant and Child Rescue Breaths and CPR
  • Infant and Child Choking
  • Seizures
  • Allergic Reactions and Anaphylactic Shock
  • Bleeding and Shock

Course duration

  • Six hours excluding breaks
  • Courses are normally run over a seven-hour days but other combinations are available, such as two three-hour evenings etc.
  • Weekend courses are available for your group

Course dates

  • Closed courses can be held at your site for your group of up to 12 students at times and date to suit you.
  • Individual places available on courses at our various Training Centres.  Please visit our Book Here page for courses close to your location.


  • Continuous assessment by trainer
  • A ten question multiple choice question paper during the tutor-led day, which delegates will be required to correctly answer eight or more questions to pass
  • Delegates will require sufficient fluency in written and spoken English at national literacy level 2 to cope with the course


  • A MGM Training Emergency Paediatric First Aid certificate which is valid for three years, will be awarded on successful completion of the course

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