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Which First Aid is Right for Me?

Questions about Paediatric First AidAs a Paediatric First Aid trainer, I get asked a lot of questions.  Sometimes the questions are easy “Can I let a child sleep after a head injury”, sometimes hard “How should we store asthma inhalers in the nursery to allow them to be accessible but also prevent theft?”, and sometimes just weird “Why do children with food stuck up their nose smell?”.  I often get asked about what First Aid training courses people actually need to attend, in fact I wrote about it once before.  Despite that, people still ask me about it, so I decided to write something a bit more permanent!

It can be confusing with children, staff and members of the public all on site. So I gathered the relevant information from the EYFS, Ofsted, Millie’s Mark, and even the government, to give the definitive answer to just what training your staff (and you) will need.  Don’t spend a penny more on First Aid training without reading this document!  Logged in users can find it on our downloads page (it’s completely free to register of course).  It’s easy enough to find in the First Aid section once you have registered or logged in.

We create documents of a similar nature on a regular basis, many of them eventually find their way to courses, the downloads page and more recently to products through our sister company Foundation Focus.  I helped create this particular document as a tiny section for the update to this product, so if you find it useful then take a look!

About the author: Matt Stanford

Matt Stanford
Matt has been working in education for 10 years, teaching science to all ages from preschool to degree. Before he became a teacher he studied chemistry at Masters level and completed his PhD at The University of Warwick. It was during his time at university that he got involved in outreach work in local primary schools and found his passion for inspiring learning.

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