Childcare is your career – keeping children and childcare professionals safe is our passion. We provide standard or tailored training courses and consultancy to ensure OFSTED and EYFS requirements are met.
“I’ve been on a first aid course at the uni of Bristol for the last 3 days with a trainer called Matt. I just wanted to email to say that he gave us some of the best first aid training I’ve ever experienced (and honestly, some of the best teaching I’ve ever received full stop) – everyone I spoke to during the course agreed with me that he was engaging, patient, personable and knowledgeable. The time passed so quickly because it was clear how much he cared and how much he wanted to give us his knowledge, not just because it was his job but because he, personally, wanted us to be well equipped to give people first aid in real life. Thank you for sending him! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to my colleagues, friends and family, both as a trainer and a first aider.”
EH, 23rd August 2018
Why do nursery schools and childminders choose us?
Our OFSTED and Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) ‘Level 3 award in paediatric first aid’ course, accredited by Qualsafe Awards is attended to by hundreds of childcare providers every year. We run regular monthly courses on weekdays and weekends as well as our extended course for those seeking to gain their forest schools practitioner qualification or just looking for something a little different to challenge them! Many courses are run in situ within a variety of environments including schools and nurseries.
In addition, we run numerous other general first aid courses, paediatric manual handling, general load handling and food safety training. We also deliver tailor made health and safety training for schools, nursery’s and childminders.
Our team of registered nurses teach a number of specialist courses including the administration of medicines to children, asthma, epilepsy and the administration of Buccal Midazolam.
How do we keep children safe with our practical health and safety consultancy solution?
From as little as £126 a month, our 'Hassle Free' retained consultancy service provides a bespoke health and safety solution specific to your needs and the needs of your organisation and most importantly the children in your care.
We also provide ad-hoc advice and consultancy on topics including medicines management and policy, manual handling, risk assessment and supporting children with complex handling needs. Our consultants have a robust understanding of current legislation, OFSTED and EYFS regulation and guidance.
By improving staff competence and confidence our advice, support and guidance will help you to provide an environment where risks are appropriately controlled and the children under your supervision thrive.
How do we keep children safe with practical health and safety training solutions?
We offer open and in-house courses that comply with Ofsted requirements and EYFS standards. We provide training in the following areas, all of which are relevant to the childcare sector:
- First Aid
- Healthcare / medication
- Food safety and E-Learning Food Safety
- Practical Fire Safety and E-Learning Fire Safety
- Practical Manual Handling and E-Learning Manual Handling
- Health and Safety and Health & Safety E-Learning
- Medical and Health Awareness E-Learning including Autism Awareness and Learning Disability Awareness
- Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Awareness E-Learning
- Safeguarding E-Learning
- Workplace and Wellbeing E-Learning including Data Protection in the Workplace, Equality, Diversity & Discrimination and Prevent Duty
For groups who have a suitable location we can deliver a 16-hour outdoor, first aid course which meets the requirements needed to gain the ‘Forest Schools Practitioner’ qualification along with the Level 3 Award in Paediatric first aid.
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
On consultancy projects, we will assign you a dedicated and competent health and safety professional who will gain an understanding of your needs and be on hand to provide any help, advice or comment you need.
Any documentation produced will either be uploaded to our cloud based storage system provided electronically, or as a hard copy in the required format. Following any piece of consultancy work we are available by phone or on e-mail, so you can contact us easily, if you need our assistance or further advice.
Our ‘in-house’ course programmes are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of staff requiring training, and in many cases can be adapted to include reference to local policy, practice and documentation. These courses can be delivered either at any suitable venue or you can hire our purpose-built training centre located in Warmley, Bristol, whichever is best suited to your needs.
We also run a rolling programme of ‘open courses’ which are particularly suited for individuals, organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.
Please contact us to discuss all of your training needs so we can advise the most suitable and cost effective solution.
Whatever your health and safety needs are, our ‘Hassle Free’ retained consultancy service is here to help.
For one-off assessments or, a tailored approach, we offer a wide range of consultancy services speak to our consultants to discuss your needs.
Health and safety for Construction, Building Management and Trades businesses, made ‘Hassle Free’ with our retained consultancy service.