The Department for Education has published new rules on the provision of first aid for infants and children in early years settings (EYFS).

In response, we have developed a new one-day training course, Emergency Paediatric First Aid, in addition to our existing two-day Paediatric First Aid course. Under the new rules, all newly-qualified early years staff who have completed a level 2 or 3 qualification on or after 30 June 2016 must gain either a full or emergency Paediatric first aid certificate within 3 months of starting work. The rules also specify critical ratios of children to qualified first aiders.

Please note, newly qualified entrants who started work between 30 June 2016 and 2 April 2017 must have either a full PFA or an emergency PFA certificate by 2 July 2017 in order to be included in the required staff:child ratios at level 2 or level 3. 

Our standards comply with the 2017 Ofsted EYFS Framework

Paediatric First Aid (12hrs)

Who Is This Course Suitable For?

It is suitable for all infant school staff, child minders, nursery and pre-school workers, crèche leaders, parents and anyone who is responsible for the welfare of babies and young children.


  • Care and Communication
  • Reporting and Recording
  • First Aid Kits
  • Treating an Unconscious Baby/Child
  • Baby and Child Resuscitation
  • Asthma
  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Head Injuries
  • Convulsions
  • Poisons
  • Eye Injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Childhood Illnesses
  • Open Forum

The course duration is 12hrs and can be completed over 2 days or the Blended Option (6hrs eLearning followed by 1-day classroom). A certificate lasting three years will be awarded on successful completion of the course.

Emergency Paediatric First Aid (6hrs)


  • Care and Communication
  • Treating an Unconscious Baby/Child
  • Baby and Child Resuscitation
  • Seizures
  • Asthma
  • Choking
  • Bleeding & Shock
  • Open Forum

The course duration is 6hrs and a certificate lasting three years will be awarded on successful completion of the course.

Blended Paediatric First Aid

We are delighted to offer you an excellent alternative to two days in the classroom. This will be a popular choice for Schools and Childminders and fulfils all the necessary EYFS requirements.

Part 1 involves completing our interactive e-learning module and can be done any time before you attend the training day. You will be sent a link to the e-learning module when you book this course.

Part 2 is a one-day face to face training day where you will learn and demonstrate all the practical sections of the course.

The e-learning module will take up to 6 hours to complete online plus one day face to face training (7 hours including breaks).

Open courses are usually from 09.30-16.30.

On-site training is available anytime.