At First Aid abc we want to ensure we are specifically meeting Ofsted's recommendations for an appropriate First Aid Certificate. Here are the Ofsted recommendations and how we deliver on them.
"Generalist first aid certificates that are the normal requirements for employers, although required in work settings, are not sufficient for working with children and babies."
First Aid abc teaches first aid courses specifically designed to equip staff with the practical skills and knowledge they need to feel confident as a first responder should an emergency arise in a childcare setting.
"For settings that provide care to children who have not reached puberty, childcarers should have a paediatric first aid certificate. Or settings that provide care to children who have reached puberty, childcarers should have an adult first aid certificate."
Our trainers are specifically trained in providing care for babies, children and young adults. The certificate should be appropriate to the nature of the childcare being provided. For example, particular types of activities may need specific additional first aid training. Courses will cover 'core' requirements as indicated by EYFS and Ofsted guidelines. Additional topics to be covered can be arranged in consultation with First Aid abc.
"Training should be designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents. The certificate must be renewed every three years after the date the training was completed."
We hold records of all attendees and will send the nursery a reminder prior to the expiry of your certificate.
"The training must include sufficient practical training."
Groups are kept small in order to ensure a high quality learning environment. We offer a traditional two day face-to-face training course to ensure the highest standards are met with lots of time for practical training. Alternatively, a one day course with additional e-learning prior to the taught day is also available.
"Resuscitation and other equipment should include baby and junior models as appropriate."
All our workshops include extensive use of adult, junior and baby manikins, all specifically designed to replicate real resuscitation scenarios.
"Training should cover appropriate contents of first aid kit."
Appropriate first aid kits are demonstrated and a list of contents provided along with instructions for use.
"Training should include the recording of accidents and incidents."
Particular care and attention is given to ensuring staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities regarding record keeping.