Select Page

Training Focus: Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS Framework)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old and was revised on 3 March 2017 and came into force on 3 April 2017.

All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.

 

This revised EYFS also includes the new Paediatric First Aid (PFA) training requirements that were announced in July 2016 after the government response to the PFA consultation, including that all newly qualified entrants to the early years workforce with a level 2 or 3 qualification must also have either a full or emergency PFA certificate within 3 months of starting work.

The EYFS states that the childcare provider is responsible for selecting a competent training provider to deliver their PFA training which includes those operating under a voluntary accreditation scheme.

Our Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) course is accredited by Qualsafe Awards, one of the country’s leading Awarding Organisations in first aid, and is aimed at registered child minders, nursery, crèche or school staff, and those working in a childcare setting who need to meet OFSTED requirements – in particular the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Over a 2 day period, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including: assessing an emergency situation, dealing with an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, meningitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more which meets the criteria for effective PFA training as defined in EYFS.

Our trainers gained their hands-on first aid experience from a variety of different backgrounds over many years including nursing, armed forces, emergency services, hospitality, Voluntary Aid Societies, as well as other industry sectors before becoming qualified instructors.

From training 120 staff on a school inset day to paediatric first aid training for childminders, pre-schools and nurseries we can help you meet the requirements of EYFS 2017.