What Paediatric First Aid do Schools need? - Early Years First Aid Training

Paediatric First Aid

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families requires that from September 2008 there is a statutory duty that all schools with Year R classes must have at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate on the premises at all times.

The two key documents are the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage and the Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The requirement for paediatric first aid is documented on page 26 of the Statutory Framework document, where it states 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”. Download EYFS Statutory Framework

The paediatric first aid course is a 12 hour course normally carried out over two days. The criteria for this training is contained in the Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Appendix 1 on page 23. Download EYFS Practice Guidance