New nursery and pre-school staff will be required to undertake paediatric first aid training due to new government proposals. This is following Millie’s death in October 2012 who fatally choked on her lunch at a Nursery in Cheadle Hulme.

All Level 2 and Level 3 staff will be required to have a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification to comply with the new policies put in place by the government. The proposals are expected to come into effect by September 2016.

This training provides an opportunity to practise the skills to administer first aid to an infant or child who is:

  •          unconscious
  •          not breathing
  •          choking
  •          bleeding from a wound and in shock

At The Skills Company, we offer a range of First Aid training including Level 3 Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work, Basic First Aid Awareness and Level 3 First Aid at Work. Click here for our First Aid provision.

Lee Warren, our First Aid trainer says:

“With over 20 years of experience teaching Paediatric First Aid, I have found that on the whole most Nurseries have a very professional and responsible outlook when it comes to having provision for first aid. I feel that this move in policy is a positive one for a number of reasons:

  • attendees have more time to hone their skills especially with the sequence of CPR and choking;
  • it will improve confidence in coping with an emergency;
  • the fact that everyone will have this level 3 award means there will be more individuals able to provide these essential lifesaving skills with confidence and calmness;
  • the second day also gives attendees the opportunity to explore other childhood conditions which tends to be rushed on the one day training.”

Call us on 0161 359 3405 or email for more information on First Aid training and how to comply with the new regulations.