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.
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.
The course duration is 12hrs and a certificate lasting three years will be awarded on successful completion of the course.
The course duration is 6hrs and a certificate lasting three years will be awarded on successful completion of the course.