Paediatric First Aid

Course Information

This course is 12 hours in duration and focuses on emergency scenarios that face those working with adults and looking after young children and infants, including day nurseries, private nursery schools, preschools, before and after school clubs for children in the early years age group, childminders and carers of children at home. The paediatric first aid course meets the Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register


  • The Definition of a First Aider

  • The Aims of First Aid

  • Rescuer Protection

  • First Aid Kit

  • Reporting Accidents



  • SAFE                                         

  • Life Cycle                                      

  • Chain of Survival 


BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS)                                 

  • Primary Care and Recovery Position                            

  • Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Child and Infant CPR

  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

  • Adult and Child Choking

  • Infant Choking

  • Types of Bleeding

  • Bleeding Control

  • Haemostatic Dressing Application

  • Tourniquet Application

  • Shock

  • Seizures and Epilepsy

MINOR FIRST AID                                

  • Small Cuts, Grazes and Bites

  • Bruises

  • Small Splinters

  • Nosebleeds

  • Burns and Scalds

MEDICAL FIRST AID                                

  • Poisoning

  • Heart Attack

  • Stroke

  • Asthma

  • Allergic Reaction and Anaphylaxis

  • Diabetes

  • Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke

  • Hypothermia

  • Febrile Seizures

  • Sickle Cell Anaemia

  • Croup

  • Meningitis

INJURY FIRST AID                                

  • Chest Injuries

  • Suspected Spinal Injuries

  • Electric Shock

  • Head Injuries - Minor and Severe

  • Eye Injuries

  • Fractures and Dislocations

  • Sprains and Strains

  • Foreign Object in the Ear or Nose