Pre-schools, nurseries and childcare registered by Ofsted on the Early Years Register provide facilities for children up to the age of five. They are required to meet the EYFS requirements as outlined in the “Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage“. This framework requires that at least one person is present with a paediatric first aid certificate that meets the Ofsted standard. First Aid for early years providers requires 12 hours of course time.
New legislation will require that all newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 and 3 qualification must have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first aid certificate. The proposals are expected to come into effect by September 2016 and will cover all early years settings except childminders. The government announcement on this change is on www.gov.uk.
Synergy Partnership provide two courses to cover First Aid for early years providers:
The first of these is the traditional mechanism for delivering training, and the second a part on-line (so 6 hours can be done on your own computer at home) and part classroom course that we provide together with Protrainings, a company specialising in delivering on-line first aid training. This course is the only alternative to the two-day classroom course that complies with the requirements of Ofsted and SureStart.
For those who serve children with additional needs we can also provide further training in anaphylaxis, epilepsy and asthma.