First Aid for Babies and Children: Who Needs Training?
It’s not just professional carers!
Anyone who works with children on a professional basis – nursery staff, childminders, nannies, pre-school and after-school club staff – must have a paediatric first aid qualification. Ajuda’s Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is designed for staff working in childcare settings; they meet legal requirements by gaining an accredited certificate, and their workplaces will be able to reassure parents that their children are being cared for by trained and knowledgeable staff. The course gives delegates the ability to deliver first aid to infants and children in the event of unconsciousness, choking, bleeding, shock, burns, and a number of other injuries and conditions.
However, this course would be beneficial for anyone who is responsible for looking after infants and/or children and who would like to have the skills and knowledge to administer first aid treatment in a medical emergency. This means parents, expectant parents, grandparents, other relatives, and carers. For these individuals, there is also a less time-consuming training option that would still give you essential first aid skills: our Parent & Baby First Aid course. This is run over 3 hours and, like the Level 3 Award, combines both theory and practical sessions.
Attending paediatric first aid training is simple, and means that parents and professionals alike are far better prepared for the basic medical emergencies that commonly affect children. Please visit our website http://ajuda.org.uk/training/first-aid/ or call us on 029 2057 6883 for more information.
Be sure to subscribe to Ajuda’s Youtube channel and check out our How to Save Your Children video series, where you can learn vital first aid skills for babies and children! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1AMwn1l-kRuWJK_43mIh7A