Childminders require the Paediatric First 12 Hour Qualification in order to register with Ofsted and it may be asked for during a visit.
In light of this we tailored our own course
to make sure that it meets the guided 12 hours of learning, covers all accidents / illnesses, and covers the non-emergency situations that could arise in an early years setting.
Childminders lead busy lives often looking after their own children as well as those within their profession. Time can be a precious commodity, especially at the Weekends. In light of this Train Aid’s 12 hour first aid course is held over just one classroom day, with the remaining time being completed through a home study module.
No topics are missed, and if anything more time is spent analyzing the theoretical topics in the book related to the symptoms and treatment of a variety of different conditions. Look below to see instructor Tom talking through Unit 2: Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies.
The unit has a guided 6 hours of learning. This is made up of a combination of reading through each topic, writing answers into the work pack, revising and taking the 25 question multiple choice exam.
The unit can then be combined with the completed practical day to help childminders achieve the Paediatric First Aid 12 Hour Qualification.: