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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

E9876 Paediatric First Aid 13th & 20th Sep 14 Folkestone

E9237 Paediatric First Aid 13th & 20th Sep 14 Medway

E9346 Paediatric First Aid 13th & 20th Sep 14 Bexley Crayford Paediatric First Aid Venue

E9238 Paediatric First Aid 18th & 19th Sep 14 Medway

E9399 Paediatric First Aid 20th & 27th Sep 14 Orpington

E9284 Paediatric First Aid 20th & 27th Sep 14 Gravesend Dartford

E9791 Paediatric First Aid 27 sep & 4 Oct 2014 9:30-4:30 Canterbury

E9287 Paediatric First Aid 1st & 2nd Oct 14 Gravesend Dartford

E9327 Paediatric First Aid 11th & 18th Oct 14 Bromley Beckenham PFA

E9243 Paediatric First Aid 11th & 18th Oct 14 Medway

E9347 Paediatric First Aid 11th & 18th Oct 14 Bexley Crayford Paediatric First Aid Venue

E10071 Paediatric First Aid (Ofsted) 11th & 18th Oct 14 Ashford North

E9804 Paediatric First Aid 16th & 23rd Oct 2014 Maidstone

E9400 Paediatric First Aid 1st & 8th Nov 14 Orpington

E9877 Paediatric First Aid 15th & 22nd Nov 14 Folkestone

E9293 Paediatric First Aid 15th & 22nd Nov 14 Gravesend Dartford

E9248 Paediatric First Aid 22nd & 29th Nov 14 Medway

E10401 Paediatric First Aid 28 Nov & 5 Dec 14 Maidstone Hilton

E9792 Paediatric First Aid 29 Nov & 6 Dec 2014 9:30-4:30 Canterbury

E9328 Paediatric First Aid 6th & 13th Dec 14 Bromley Beckenham PFA

E9348 Paediatric First Aid 6th & 13th Dec 14 Bexley Crayford Paediatric First Aid Venue

E9295 Paediatric First Aid 10th & 11th Dec 14 Gravesend Dartford

E9251 Paediatric First Aid 11th & 12th Dec 14 Medway

E9252 Paediatric First Aid 13th & 20th Dec 14 Medway

E9296 Paediatric First Aid 13th & 20th Dec 14 Gravesend Dartford


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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