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(two-day course/12 Hours)

This first aid course is for Early Years workers/organisations such as nurseries, primary/infant schools, after-school clubs, crèches, childminders etc. It is designed to meet the requirements of OFSTED under the guidance issued by DfES.

Forthcoming open Paediatric First Aid course dates in Kent & Medway


Medi Aid (UK) Ltd are approved by Kent County Council (KCC), Medway Council and the London Borough Bromley to run the Ofsted PFA courses in these areas. Is your current provider appoved by the  local authority Early Years Team?

To see open course dates please click the link below
Ashford Peadiatric First Aid Course Dates
Bromley/Orpington Peadiatric First Aid Course Dates
Croydon Peadiatric First Aid course dates
Medway Peadiatric First Aid Course Dates

The pediatric first aid is also suitable/available for staff training on your own premises. Courses are also held at our training centres.

Baby CPRA certificate, valid for three years is awarded to each candidate.
All teaching materials are provided by us and each candidate is given a book and course materials.

Please contact us to arrange times and dates.


Course Programme

1. Introduction to infant and child first aid for child carers
2. Care of the unconscious casualty
3. Dealing with an epileptic fit, shock and anaphylactCroydon PFA coursesic (allergic) emergencies
4. Resuscitation including infant and child CPR
5. What to do if a child or baby is choking
6. Control of bleeding including nosebleeds
7. Common childhood emergencies eg asthma and head injuries
8. Burns and scalds
9. Fractures
10. Various illnesses and conditions
11. Contents of first aid boxes and their use
12. Reporting accidents and illnesses
13. Questions and answers

We would like to remind settings and schools that it is a requirement 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." EYFS Statutory Framework (2008:26)

Through discussions with practitioners it has come to our attention that the nominated first aider does not necessarily have the paediatric first aid certificate and we would therefore strongly advise that settings and schools check that they meet this statutory requirement.


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