• Slide H

    “I would like to take the opportunity to say that Derek was absolutely amazing, and on behalf of myself and the other two delegates we would like to thank you for sorting the course out so quickly and efficiently in our hour of need! We will use your services again and most definitely would recommend to others with flying colours!"
    Southern Gravel, Surrey

  • Slide F

    “I now have more competent knowledge and confidence in looking after children and keeping them safe"
    Elmbridge Borough Council, Surrey

  • Slide I

    "We have used Surrey First Aid Training for several years now as a refresher for our Basic Life Support. Booking the course with the admin staff was really straightforward and they made the whole process very easy. They were happy to ensure the course booked really met our needs."
    The Tanshire Clinic Elstead, Surrey

  • Slide J

    “Very enjoyable and informative day, really enjoyed the hands on practical stuff. Brilliant delivery"
    Stopgap Dance Company, Surrey

  • Slide C

    “Really enjoyed it!” - "That was the best First Aid training I've ever attended. Learned a lot and the trainer was VERY knowledgeable and professional. Thank you!"
    Rainbow Day Nursery and Pre-School, Chertsey

  • Slide A

    “A fantastic course and my staff learnt a great deal. Danny is a great trainer"
    Silent Pool Distillers, Surrey

  • Slide D

    “It is part of my role to book training for staff and then read feedback forms in order to be able to find the most suitable course and in all honesty, I have been here for nearly 5 years and this is the first time I have seen so much written on feedback forms, especially positive comments”
    Guildford Borough Council

  • Slide E

    “We all found the training to be top quality and the trainer was very knowledgeable and his method of delivery was fantastic and kept everyone engaged – please pass on our thanks to Mike." Chez Vous Events Ltd, Surrey

  • Slide B

    “Trainer was excellent, full of knowledge from real life experience! Very engaging, good pace and created a great learning environment”
    Round and Round the Gardens Childcare, Woking

  • Slide G

    “I would like to say that Bob our trainer was (as is usual with Surrey First Aid) excellent, he was very knowledgeable and gave good clear information explaining the hows and whys as he went along. The real life scenarios were so realistic"
    The German School, London

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. Childminders, and any assistant who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time, must hold a valid paediatric first aid certificate.

You can choose between a 12 hour course run over 2 days or a 6 hour Blended Learning course (for more information see 'Course Duration' below)

Who was this course designed for?

This course is designed for all those working with children, particularly those working with Early Years.

Course content

The course covers the content recommended by OFSTED.ofsted eyfs criteria

The following information is taken from the 2017 Statutory Framework for the Early Years
Foundation Stage published by the Department of Education.

Our 12 Hour Paediatric First Aid course ensures that all of the areas listed below are fully covered:

"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 area

  • 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 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)"

Our Paediatric courses include FREE Anaphylaxis awareness training as standard.


Please click on the logo to view the 2017 Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 

Course duration

12 hour course. This is course can be delivered in two different ways:

Traditional option: 12 hours of face to face practical learning with the trainer at the venue, over 2 days or split into multiple sessions. 

Blended Learning option: One 6 hour day of face to face practical learning with the trainer at the venue and 6 hours of flexible independent self-study with a multiple choice questionnaire to be completed in your own time. (This course is still accepted by OFSTED). 


Competency based training and continuous observation by the trainer.


Successful candidates will receive an OFSTED accepted certificate 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.


Please send us an enquiry to receive a tailor made quote. Prices will vary depending on whether you choose the Traditional or Blended Learning option.

For more information about First Aid requirements for Early Years providers, click here

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Why choose us?

  • Over 20 years experience
  • We meet the requirements of OFQUAL & OFSTED 
  • HSE recognised courses
  • Experienced trainers from the medical and emergency professions
  • Specialist training
  • A name you can trust

How we Train

  • Interactive
  • Realistic
  • Practical scenarios
  • Fun and engaging