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First Aid for Early Years

First Aid training that meets the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017)  
This guidance applies to all early years and childcare providers in the maintained and non maintained sectors.
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage requires that First Aid training must be relevant for practitioners caring for young children.  
The first aid courses need to be of at least 12 hours duration.  
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.  
Childminders and any assistant who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time, must both hold a current paediatric First Aid certificate.  
Funding for the first aid training must be met by the provider as part of their business costs.  
The list below is a sample of First Aid trainers. Please contact them directly to confirm costs and availability.  
Providers can organise training at their own setting and invite other providers to attend to meet minimum number of people required by the trainer. Childminders can organise training  with other childminders.


First Aid training is widely available, the following list is a sample of training providers:  
ABC Medical Services (Reading) Ltd
Tel: 08452 300 999  
Paediatric First Aid (12hr) EYFS Compliant & OFSTED Recognised.
ABC Medical Services have specialised in Paediatric First Aid training since 1998, our courses are OFSTED Recognised, EYFS compliant and meet the criteria required by The Department for Education and Skills (DFES)
Our training centre is conveniently located in Shinfield, Reading just off Junction 11 of the M4, with plenty of free onsite car parking.
For individual bookings we offer evening and weekend courses twice a month at our training centre, group bookings are also available and can be delivered at either our training centre or your venue.
Our course is very informal and relaxed and has been enjoyed by thousands of people over the years. Our tutors are all experienced and will impart hands on practical skills throughout your course. On successful completion a nationally recognised qualification valid for three years will be awarded (certificate holders may display our Paediatric First Aid logo on their website and business material)


Child Matters

Tel: 07788 720612
Our Paediatric First Aid Courses can be delivered as a 12 hour 2 day classroom course. NEW Blended 12 Hour course achieving 12 hours through Online learning & 1 day Classroom both meeting criteria set by Ofsted, PACEY (previously NCMA) and Early Years Foundation Stage requirements.
1 Day 6 hour course for Nannies and Au Pairs offered meeting the requirements of The Voluntary OFSTED register.
Candidates on accredited courses benefit from lots of free downloads and links. All accredited courses include a download login with free student manual, childcare accident book, child medications consent, personal medical information sheet, home emergency contact sheet and other downloads as well as free weekly video refresher emails and reminders.
Group bookings welcomed. Courses delivered at your venue or home with significant discounts.
Public courses scheduled regularly. Discounts apply when booking with friends or colleagues.
Claire Street
Managing Director
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Clearwater Training

HSE Approval No. 54/03
EFR Facility No. 22199
Tel:  01344 426642
Mob: 07887 753037
Offers experienced Instructor/trainers with more than 10 years experience.
Courses are taught to industry standards (ratio of student to manikin 4:1, ratio of student to instructor 12:1) using latest training techniques to ensure candidates retain information and have the confidence to use their training in an emergency. The cost for a course is £80 per person, or £70 per person if organisations/individuals book four or more onto the same course.
Twittter: @firstaidatwork  


MGM Training Ltd

Tel: 01895 434404
MGM Training provides 12 Hour Paediatric First Aid (£65 per person), Fire Warden (£45 per person), Food Hygiene (£60 per person), Health & Safety (£60 per person)~and Manual Handling (£30 per person) courses at their Training Centre in West Drayton which is served by M4 junction 4, M40 junction 1 and West Drayton Railway Station).~ Scheduled dates can be found at:
All courses can also be held at your premises for your group.~ Twelve Hour Paediatric First Aid (£600), Fire Warden (£375)~and Manual Handling (£300)~courses are held for groups of up to 12 students, whereas Food Hygiene and Health & Safety courses are held for groups of up to 16 students.~
(*all prices are valid for 2013/2014 and are subject to availability)  


Pre-Med Health Care Ltd

Tel: 01344 751699
Paediatric First Aid Courses 12 hours
NCMA PsLA endorsed.
Pre-Med trainers will offer the training at their training centre in Wokingham or in provider settings or venues organised by individuals.
Minimum number of people required: 10  


Red Cross

Tel: 01296 739311
Paediatric First Aid Courses  
Resus Solutions
Principal Instructor
Voicemail: +44 (0) 1784 776345
Provide the two day (12 hours) paediatric first aid course for those working in the early years foundation stage and required to meet Ofsted standards. Successful delegates receive a paediatric first aid certificate for three years as well as a paediatric first aid book and CPR face shield.
Courses are taught by well qualified Registered Nurses and other Health Professionals who bring extensive, real life clinical, trauma, medical emergency and teaching experience.
Courses at your venue are charged per course up to a maximum of 12 people. Open courses in the Egham area, please see website for dates and venues.  


Tigerlily First Aid Training

Tel: 0800 078 7908
Specialises in providing Paediatric First Aid Training to nurseries, schools, nannies, childminders, parents – in fact everyone who cares for and works with children.
We are approved training providers for the Asquith Nursery Group, Bright Horizons and a range of nursery groups across the UK. Tigerlily First Aid Training is an EDEXCEL accredited training.
12hr Paediatric First Aid Training Course: We provide this course as a traditional 2 day course and also as a blended course comprising 6hrs of intensive practical training in the classroom, followed by 6hrs of e-learning. This course is suitable for all childminders and nursery staff and meets OFSTED requirements.
6hr Paediatric First Aid Training Course: This course is presented in one day (6hrs) and is most suitable for nannies, au pairs, parents and school staff caring for children over 5 years.