Pre-Schools & Nurseries

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid:

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) accredited qualification provides theoretical and practical training in first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock or anaphylaxis:

Topics also included are fractures, dislocations, injuries to the head, neck, back, eyes, ears or nose, poisoning, bites or stings, burns or scalds, electric shock, minor injuries and chronic medical conditions.

This paediatric qualification consists of two mandatory units and is typically delivered over a period of 2 days with a minimum contact time of 12 hours.

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage is a document published by The Department for Education and applies to Early Years childcare. The Statutory Framework states that ‘at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present. There must be at least one person on outings who has a current paediatric first aid certificate.’ This Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognised as a qualification that fulfils this need.

All successful students will be issued with a Paediatric First Aid certificate.

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Paediatric Handling and Moving:

This Paediatric Manual Handling Course is designed for staff working with children in various settings such as nurseries, hospitals, residential and community settings, where the moving and handling of children and young people is part of the daily routine.

The course contains definitions on manual handling, the types of injuries you can receive due to incorrect practice, and basic anatomy of the spine and muscles within the body. Factors which contribute to safer handling and good base movement are also covered.

The course looks into different hoists and swings and will discuss their uses, limitations and correct ways to apply them. Employees require annual refreshers with certificates issued on successful completion.

Course Summary:

  • Manual handling responsibilities under the current legislation inc Children’s Act, MCA, LOLER, MHOR/MHSW& New CSP guidance
  • How manual handling responsibilities are affected by internal & external factors
  • The use of ergonomic principles in assessing risk factors that contribute to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Person centered care planning
  • The importance of record keeping in line with the care plan
  • Legal & therapy issues of manual handling
  • Human movement and the use of REBA (Rapid entire body assessment)
  • The use & understanding of equipments in people handling
  • Problem-solving methods of moving & handling children.


This short course will teach learners how to identify, treat and stabilise a casualty suffering with Anaphylactic Shock. This has the potential to save a life and prepares the individual to be confident in dealing with a medical emergency.

Safeguarding Children:

This Introduction to Safeguarding Children course provides a thorough overview of your child protection responsibilities to help you feel more confident in recognising the signs of child abuse, reporting your concerns and ensuring that the welfare of children remains at the central focus of your work activities.

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Other Courses available:

– Nursery Health and Safety

– Food Safety

– Risk Assessment Management

– Medical Awareness

– Seizure

– Diabetes