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Would you know what to do if a child in your care needed first aid?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework requires all early years providers in England to have at least one person who has a current and full paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and available at all times when children are present. Providers should also take into account the number of children, staff and layout of the premises and increase their paediatric first aid provision accordingly to ensure that a paediatric first aider is available to respond to emergencies quickly.The QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) has been specifically designed to meet the criteria set by the Department for Education’s EYFS Framework and is ideal for:
• Those who have gained a level 2 and/or level 3 childcare qualification and have entered into an early years setting and wish to be included in the staff to child ratios to comply with EYFS requirements.
• Registered childminders and assistants who are required to hold a current and full paediatric first aid certificate in order to comply with the EYFS requirements.
• Anyone who has a non-professional involvement with infants and children, such as parents, grandparents and want to learn key paediatric first aid skills.
Successful candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider, and will be equipped with the necessary skills to administer safe and effective treatment when dealing with a range of paediatric first aid situations. Be Prepared QA Level 3 Award in Certificate valid for 3 years Ofqual regulated 2 day course Paediatric First Aid(RQF)   
Newly qualified entrants to an early years setting who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30th June 2016, must also have either a full paediatric first aid or an emergency paediatric first aid certificate within three months of starting work.

Course Content
The roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
Assessing an emergency situation 
Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child 
Recovery Position
CPR and defibrillation
Choking 
Head, neck and back injuries 
Fractures 
Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions 
Meningitis 
Asthma 
Febrile Convulsions 
Seizures 
Diabetic Emergencies 
Poisoning 
Burns and scalds 
Electric Shock 
External Bleeding 
Hypovolaemic Shock 
Eye, ear and nose conditions 
Bites and stings 
Minor Injuries 
Treatment for hot and cold body temperatures 

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