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Paediatric First Aid Courses for Nannies

Paediatric First Aid (PFA) Courses for Nannies in London with Little Ones Training and Education

Little Ones Training and Education paediatric first aid (PFA) course places an emphasis on preventing accidents, not just treating them. We provide opportunities for nannies to learn, grow and develop their paediatric first aid (PFA) skills in a safe, friendly and educational environment.

Little Ones have been placing nannies with families for over 10 years, and the one criteria every family requires from their nanny is a paediatric first aid (PFA) qualification. We use a combination of our understanding as a nanny agency based in London, as well as working alongside the guidelines recommended to nannies, to offer regular paediatric first aid (PFA) courses for nannies in London to fit around your schedule, making it easy to book a course with us.

With paediatric first aid (PFA) courses for nannies in London 3 times a week, Little Ones Training and Education makes it easier for you to achieve an Ofsted compliant, 12 hour paediatric first aid (PFA) certification. This means you will be one step closer to registering with Ofsted on the voluntary register, making you a more attractive candidate to potential employers.

Why a 12 hour paediatric first aid (PFA) course?

Our 12 hour blended paediatric first aid (PFA) course, which is compiled of 6 hours of hands on training with one of our fully qualified paediatric first aid (PFA) trainers, and then another 6 hours online, is fully Ofsted compliant for the Early Years and Voluntary Childcare Registers, and suitable for nannies, childminders and nursery practitioners.

The cost of our paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies is competitively priced at £120, making it one of the cheapest blended paediatric first aid (PFA) courses available to nannies in London.

What is Covered in a Paediatric First Aid (PFA) Course for Nannies?

When it comes to children, you should be prepared for any kind of emergency. Unfortunately small children do not understand risks, and so it is down to the adult to risk assess for them, and a family home can be a challenge to some. Children are curious about the world around them and will explore in many ways, including putting things in their mouth. To have the basic skills that a paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies can offer, will not only give the parents reassurance that you are capable of keeping their children safe, but will also improve your practice to be able to assess risks, provide a safe environment, and know exactly what to do in any emergency situation where first aid may be required.

In the event of a much bigger accident happening, we hope you will never have to use the paediatric first aid (PFA) skills that you learn from the 12 hour paediatric first aid course (PFA) for nannies, but unfortunately these situations can happen and being prepared and knowing exactly what to do in that capacity is the best practice that you can provide to any family as their nanny.

This is why it is a compulsory Ofsted requirement to complete a 12 hour paediatric first aid (PFA) course as a nanny to be able to register on the Ofsted Voluntary Register. You will then need to regularly update you paediatric first aid (PFA) course at least every three years to keep on top of updated legislation and new frameworks to remain on the Ofsted Voluntary Register, and to reassure parents and future employers that your knowledge and skills are up to date.

The Little Ones paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies in London will be taken face-to-face and follow a set of basic skills needed to care for young children.

This includes to;

  • Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take

This skill is of utmost importance and will set the pace for the rest of the paediatric first aid (PFA) course, by emphasising the importance of assessing each emergency situation that may arise during your employment as a nanny. It is from learning this procedure that you will then be able to use your skills to deal with any emergency.

You will learn how to;

  • Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Help a baby or child who is having a seizure
  • Help a baby or child who is choking
  • Help a baby or child who is bleeding
  • Help a baby or child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss (hypovolemic shock)

To develop these skills, nannies are given plenty of opportunity to practice within our paediatric first aid (PFA) course and are made to feel comfortable and confident in all paediatric first aid (PFA) training given.

It is important to complete a full 12 hour Ofsted compliant paediatric first aid (PFA) course as in addition to the above criteria, you will also learn how to:

  • Help a baby or child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock
  • Help a baby or child who has had an electric shock
  • Help a baby or child who has burns or scalds
  • Help a baby or child who has a suspected fracture
  • Help a baby or child with head, neck or back injuries
  • Help a baby or child who is suspected of being poisoned
  • Help a baby or child with a foreign body in eyes, ears or nose
  • Help a baby or child with an eye injury
  • Help a baby or child with a bite or sting
  • Help a baby or child who is suffering from the effects of extreme heat or cold
  • Help a baby or child having: a diabetic emergency; an asthma attack; an allergic reaction; meningitis; and/or febrile convulsions
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider (including appropriate contents of a first aid box and the need for recording accidents and incidents)

Being an Ofsted compliant nanny requires you to understand and feel confident in all of these areas, and Little Ones paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies in London covers all of these, as well as providing a safe, educational environment to develop these skills in.

Why does a nanny need to complete an Ofsted compliant paediatric first aid course (PFA)?

Ofsted stands for ‘The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills’.. Ofsted is responsible for inspecting a range of educational institutions, including state schools, some independent schools, childminders and some nannies (also known as home child carers).

Nannies are not currently required to be Ofsted registered to be employed. However, it is the requirement of some families that their nanny becomes Ofsted registered on the Ofsted Voluntary Register so that the family can then have access to Government finance schemes to help pay for childcare.

To register with Ofsted as a nanny on the voluntary register, you are required to have completed a 12 hour paediatric first aid (PFA) course that is Ofsted compliant. Which is why Little Ones offers the 12 hour paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies in London as standard, so then it makes Ofsted registration simpler, should it be required.

Little Ones paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies is designed for early years workers caring for young children in the absence of their parents and is appropriate to the age of the children that you will be caring for. This gives parents the reassurance that you are complying to standards set out by Ofsted and are providing a safe and caring environment for their children, and are set up and equipped for emergency situations. The paediatric first aid (PFA) course gives you the skills and hands on learning, via resuscitation dummies and equipment to practice on different sizes and ages of baby, infant and child to comply with Ofsted standards.

As an Ofsted compliant nanny, it is imperative that you understand the role that you play in relation to paediatric first aid (PFA) within your practice. Ofsted will also require a first aid box to be easily accessed for emergencies, as well as up to date and precise record keeping. All of which are topics covered within the Little Ones 12 hour paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies in London. The price of the paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies in reflective in the hours spent nurturing and teaching the skills and is the cheapest blended paediatric first aid (PFA) course available to nannies in London.

The Paediatric First Aid Training (PFA) for Nannies and Our Trainers

During your Little Ones face-to-face paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies in London, adequate resuscitation and other equipment is provided for your training to adhere to the Ofsted standards. It is by using this equipment, including baby and junior resuscitation models, where the hands on learning will provide you with confidence and reassurance. The paediatric first aid (PFA) course you are being taught should give all trainees the ability to practice and demonstrate techniques.

All our paediatric first aid (PFA) trainers are qualified and equipped to help you with any questions or concerns you have. We want you to leave the course confident in your ability and ready to take that next step to securing your next job, or to being an Ofsted compliant, registered nanny.

Following the 12 hour paediatric first aid (PFA) training, an assessment of competence leads to the award of our paediatric first aid for nannies certificate.

Once you have received this, you are on the right step to becoming an Ofsted registered nanny, and will have this attractive, essential skill required by parents seeking to employ a nanny.

How and When to Book your Ofsted Compliant Paediatric First Aid (PFA) Course

Little Ones run Ofsted compliant paediatric first aid (PFA) courses for nannies in London during the day, 3 times a week.

Our courses run on either a Thursday, Friday or Saturday every week, allowing you the time to book a course that works around your schedule. This way you can achieve your paediatric first aid (PFA) qualification quickly and renew every 3 years without worry.

The paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies is held at our central London office. The price of completing the 12 hour paediatric first aid course for nannies is £120.

Paediatric first aid (PFA) is more than just an Ofsted or employment requirement. It is a life skill needed to take care of children. By completing an Ofsted compliant paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies, you will build the foundation of safe practice. You will grow your own confidence and allow parents to feel the reassurance they need to leave their child in your safe, secure and capable hands.

Little Ones paediatric first aid (PFA) training for nannies meets the requirements set out by Ofsted for the Early Years and Childcare registers and is a member of the First Aid Industry Body. A regulatory body ensuring a high quality of service and standard from its members (registration number 19/16(677)).

This way you receive quality, up-to-date information, with fantastic teachers who are fully qualified and regulated to provide the required paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies in London.

How Often Do I Need to Complete a Paediatric First Aid (PFA) Course?

Nannies should consider whether they undertake annual paediatric first aid (PFA) refresher training, which can be of 6 hours (emergency first aid - EFA) or the full 12 hour paediatric first aid (PFA) course during any three year certification period, to help maintain basic skills and keep up to date with any changes to paediatric first aid (PFA) procedures. This way all information stays refreshed and relevant.

All nannies, to be Ofsted compliant, and to meet expectations of future employers, must renew their paediatric first aid (PFA) qualification every 3 years. It is suggested to book and renew your paediatric first aid (PFA) course with plenty of time before your certification runs out. Keeping on top of your certification is your responsibility. Don’t delay your training.

How do I Book an Ofsted Compliant Paediatric First Aid (PFA) Course for Nannies in London?

Little Ones run paediatric first aid (PFA) courses for nannies in London every single week, so you can book a day to suit you and maintain your qualifications needed to be an Ofsted Voluntary Registered nanny.

Please visit our Little Ones Training and Education page for details on upcoming paediatric first aid (PFA) courses for nannies in London and how to book your spot (https://www.littleoneslondon.co.uk/childcare-courses)

The price of our paediatric first aid (PFA) course for nannies is competitive and allows for the blended course to be taken face-to-face in our central London office, and the rest to be completed online. The price of our paediatric first aid course for nannies is £120.

Space on our paediatric first aid (PFA) courses for nannies in London fill up fast, so please give us a call on 0207 112 8057 to discuss your needs and we will find availability to fit around your schedule to complete your Ofsted compliant 12 hour paediatric first aid (PFA) course.

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