Paediatric first aid training

Girl with plaster on her knee

Requirements for paediatric first aid training in UK childcare settings are changing.


From next year, the Government will expect all new nursery and pre-school staff to undertake this training for the first time. Newly-qualified staff with a childcare level 2 and 3 qualification will need to have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first aid certificate.

Settings will also be encouraged to train every member of staff in first aid to gain Millie’s Mark, named after baby Millie Thompson who tragically died at a nursery in 2012. Read the Department for Education’s press release about these changes in full.
As part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, the Health and Safety Executive publishes guidance for early years settings on choosing a training provider, read more here. The Register of Regulated Qualifications can help to locate training providers.

NDNA is not currently offering first aid training.