QuestionsCategory: First Aid Coursespaediatric-first-aid-training
Rachel asked 1 year ago

I am interested in Paediatric First Aid training for my nanny what should this cover?

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Riverside Cares Staff answered 1 year ago

Thank you for this question which will be answered by Jill Wheatcroft 
Hi Rachel,
We are strong believers in anyone caring for children having a First Aid qualification. 
There are several great choices ranging from a short Baby and Child CPR session to a 12 hour Level 3 qualification in Paediatric First Aid course. Most nannies undertake our 1 day accelerated Paediatric First Aid course.
Info: 1 Day Accelerated Paediatric First Aid + optional Epi Pen Session please find details below. All are course are run by fully qualified instructors, and we have a minimum ratio of 1 instructor to 12 students.
We recommend (incorporated into our training)  the following elements to ensure your nanny is prepared for an emergency, these contents are also required by Ofsted:

  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Resuscitating
  • Recognising and responding appropriately to anaphylactic shock
  • Contents of a First Aid Kit
  • Recording accidents and incidents
  • Planning for First Aid emergencies
  • Dealing with shock, blood loss, poisoning, foreign objects and electric shock
  • Dealing with conditions such as epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell & diabetes
  • Recognising and responding to Meningitis and other sudden serious illness
  • Responding appropriately to burns, scalds & choking
  • Suspected fractures
  • Head, neck & back injuries
  • Eye injuries, bites, stings, effects of extreme heat & cold, febrile convulsions

We also offer a shorter Baby and Child 3 hour first aid session for those who cannot attend a full day. This is ideal if you have a small group of parents, grandparents and friends who look after your child and wish to learn basic first aid.  Please see link below for details
Our training team are supported by our office who operate Monday to Friday (training happens Monday – Sunday) please drop the team a line to if you have any further questions and of course our website gives detailed information too
Thanks and Kind regards,
Jill Wheatcroft
Co MD Riverside Cares
Jill is co-founder of Riverside Cares and Director of Training, she accepts clients for one-to-one consultancy.
Visit our Parenting Hub for sessions, suggestions, opportunities to learn paediatric first aid life saving skills and our events page for pop ups and know how sessions around London. Riverside Cares trains professional childcarers and supplies at home care and nursery staff to early years settings 
Join us on April 20 at Stepney City Farm for a very special morning (info on our events page)