Blended Paediatric and Forest School First Aid

Our 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course meets OFSTED and EYFS requirements and covers important content when looking after and teaching children outside.

As of 1st September 2014, OFSTED Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage requires that at least one person with a valid paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present and must accompany children on outings. 

Surrey First Aid Training is the leading provider of Paediatric First Aid in the South East. We have delivered this course for over 20 years. We hold our Blended Learning Paediatric First Aid and Forest School Leader courses in Guildford. Our courses are delivered in small informal groups of child carers and taught by Paediatric First Aid experts such as nurses and paramedics. We will ensure the course is relevant and interesting and most importantly practical, with casualty simulation and interactive workshops. We promise parking is always free and refreshments provided.


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Who was this course designed for?


This course is designed for all those working with children, particularly those working with Early Years and have both indoor and outdoor facilities.


Course Content


The course covers the content recommended by OFSTED and meets the requirements of the Outdoor Leaders in EYFS Association.

Our 16 Hour Paediatric First Aid course ensures that all of the areas listed below are fully covered and the content is delivered within the outdoor forest school environment and will be tailored to scenerios which take place in a Forest School setting.

The content will include:

Annex A: Criteria for effective PFA training 

1. Training is designed for workers caring for young children in the absence of their parents and is appropriate to the age of the children being cared for.

2. Following training, an assessment of competence leads to the award of a certificate.

3. The certificate must be renewed every three years.

4. Adequate resuscitation and other equipment including baby and junior models must be provided so that all trainees are able to practice and demonstrate techniques.

5. The emergency PFA course should be undertaken face-to-face and last for a minimum of 6 hours (excluding breaks) and cover the following areas:

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

6. The full PFA course should last for a minimum of 12 hours (excluding breaks) and cover the areas set out in paragraph 5 as well as the following areas:

  • 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 a 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 the 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 has: 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)

Our Paediatric courses include FREE Anaphylaxis awareness training as standard.


Course duration


This course is 16-hour course. This course is delivered over 2 days.

9.00 am - 5.00 pm and at the end of the course successful candidates will receive an OFSTED accepted certificate by email which is valid for three years.


How to book


Groups - If you are interested in booking this course for your group at your venue please fill out our group booking enquiry form.

Individuals - We also run this course at our public venue, please check availability on our public course dates page.




Groups - Courses start at £550 + VAT (based on groups of 6-12)

Individuals - £204.00 inc per person.

Please send us an enquiry to receive a personalised quote. 

Please note out terms and condition before booking:

  • This course is non refundable or transferable.
  • You will need to have a good command of the Engish language to sucessfully complete this course.

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