First Aid for Nursery & Play Groups

first aid for nursery

The First Aid for Nursery & Play Groups course is based on the Paediatric First Aid Course with adjustments to cater for the likely age of the children being cared for.  While the course can be delivered as in-house training, it is more common for new members of staff or nominated first-aiders within the nursery or play group to attend an open enrolment public course.

This course can also be delivered as a blended course. Part of the course is undertaken online with the remaining 6 hours being classroom based. See more details here

Course Content

Duration: 12 hours

Delivery: 1 day, blended, or flexible delivery

Delegates: maximum 12

Delegates need to wear practical clothing for training

  • Planning for and dealing with first aid emergencies
  • Resuscitating / child and infant CPR
  • Choking –children and infant
  • Dealing with shock, anaphylactic shock
  • Electric shock
  • Bleeding, burns and scalds
  • Fractures, head, neck and back injuries
  • Cases of poisoning, bites and stings
  • Foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses
  • Eye injuries
  • Effects of extreme heat and cold
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Chronic medical conditions including epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell, diabetes
  • Meningitis and other serious sudden illness.