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Early Years Courses

Our suite of Early Years courses is designed to train staff in schools, nurseries and other settings to provide excellent care for young children.

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Delivery Methods

Early Years courses are available through First Response Training as classroom-based courses or webinars.

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Manual Handling for Child Carers Level 2

This course is designed to provide valuable knowledge and skills to those who work with children, including childminders, nursery staff, and nannies. Manual handling is a crucial aspect of childcare, and it is essential to ensure that you can handle children safely and without risk of injury to yourself or the child.

In this webinar, you will learn about the risks and hazards associated with manual handling and the importance of proper lifting techniques. We will also cover the legal requirements and regulations related to manual handling in childcare.

Aim: To recognise the principles of safe manual handling of children and the importance of risk assessment before any manual handling task.

Certification: Successful candidates will be issued with a certificate valid for 3 years.

Duration: 3 hours

Learning Objectives

  • Have an understanding of legislation relating to manual handling
  • Understand basic anatomy & physiology of the spine
  • Understand and practice the principles of safe manual handling
  • Assess manual handling operations, reducing the risk where reasonably practicable

Early Years Courses

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the definition of Angelman Syndrome, its history and etymology
  • Identify symptoms and characteristics of Angelman Syndrome and the similarities to other rare conditions
  • Understanding support for an individual with Angelman Syndrome
  • Consider appropriate communication with an individual with Angelman Syndrome
  • Explain the diagnosis of an individual with Angelman syndrome
  • Understand the causal factors around Angelman Syndrome

Classroom or webinar training

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe your actions in an emergency
  • Demonstrate adult resuscitation including the use of the AED
  • Demonstrate the management of the unresponsive casualty

Classroom training

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe your actions in an emergency
  • Demonstrate adult resuscitation including use of the AED
  • Explain the management of adult choking
  • Demonstrate the management of the unresponsive casualty
  • Demonstrate how to recognise and treat bleeding and shock
  • Demonstrate how to apply an arm and elevation sling

Classroom training

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe your actions in an emergency
  • Demonstrate how to do a primary survey
  • Demonstrate putting someone into the recovery position

Classroom training

Learning Objectives:

  • Dealing with an emergency
  • Demonstrate adult resuscitation including use of the AED
  • Explain the management of adult choking
  • Demonstrate the management of the unresponsive casualty
  • Describe how to recognise and treat bleeding and shock
  • Explain the treatment of heart attack, seizures and burns and scalds

Classroom training

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • Demonstrate the management of an unresponsive infant and child
  • Demonstrate paediatric resuscitation
  • Demonstrate the management of a child or infant who is choking
  • Explain airway and breathing difficulties
  • Provide an understanding of anaphylaxis
  • Explain the treatment for burns and scalds, and wounds and bleeding
  • Provide information regarding injuries to bones, muscles and joints, and also,  the management of seizures in children, adults or infants
  • List some other  conditions associated with infants and children and their treatment

Classroom or webinar training

Learning Objectives:

  • Know what dyslexia is
  • Know how dyslexia can impact on learning and life skills
  • Identify how to spot signs of dyslexia
  • Know what and how to test for dyslexia
  • Know the difference between dyslexia, dyscalculia and scotopic sensitivity
  • Be able to review how your work environment can support people with dyslexia
  • Know how to apply assistive technology
  • Know how to help to overcome issues associated with dyslexia

Classroom or webinar training

Learning Objectives:

  • Define equality, diversity, inclusion and discrimination, perception and stereotyping
  • Know the guidance of the EYFS
  • Explain how the law protects people from discrimination
  • Define prejudice and explain how it can impact on individuals
  • Identify where discrimination can be found in the early years setting
  • Know how to promote diversity and reduce discrimination in the workplace

Classroom or webinar training

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of food safety legislation
  • List the hazards associated with food hygiene
  • Explain how control measures and monitoring can prevent food poisoning
  • List the type of pests linked to food hygiene
  • Explain the stages of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points

Classroom or webinar training

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the health and safety policies and procedures of the work setting
  • Be able to recognise risks and hazards in the work setting and during off-site visits
  • Know what to do in the event of a non-medical incident or emergency
  • Be able to follow the work setting procedures for reporting and recording accidents
  • Be able to follow infection prevention and control procedures

Classroom or webinar training

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the importance of spinal health and wellbeing and the impact this has on any working activity
  • To identify the importance of taking a balanced risk assessment approach and what needs to be considered prior to undertaking the activity
  • To describe the legal framework and key guidance and how this influences safer  person centred moving and  assisting
  • To demonstrate safer principles of handling whilst completing practical aspects of your role

Classroom training

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify a range of risks involved in the provision of child care
  • Assess risks to those in their care and those providing the care
  • Implement suitable and sufficient measures to control the risks
  • Understand Health and Safety legislation and regulations

Classroom or webinar training

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the legislation, policy and procedures relevant to the administration and safe handling of medicines for children
  • Describe common medications and their use
  • Understand the procedures and techniques for the safe administration of medication
  • Explain the medication classifications and types and routes of administration
  • Describe common side-effects and adverse reactions
  • Understanding receiving storage and disposal

Classroom or webinar training

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain safeguarding of children legislation
  • Describe different types of child abuse including signs and symptoms
  • Explain disclosures and responsibilities when dealing with child abuse

Classroom or webinar training

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the safeguarding of children, legislation and guidance
  • Describe different types of child abuse including signs and symptoms
  • Understand the management of abuse and Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • Explain disclosures, reporting, recording and responsibilities when dealing with child abuse

Classroom or webinar training

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different types of learning disabilities
  • Identify levels of ability
  • Identify and understand the aspects of proactive communication

Classroom or webinar training

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe your actions in an emergency
  • Demonstrate adult, child and infant resuscitation including use of the AED
  • Demonstrate the management of the unresponsive casualty
  • Explain the management of adult, child and infant choking
  • Describe how to recognise and treat bleeding and shock
  • Explain the treatment of minor and major injuries
  • Understand other  conditions associated with infants and children and their treatment

Classroom training

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe actions in an emergency situation
  • Demonstrate the management of an unresponsive adult, infant and child
  • Demonstrate adult and paediatric resuscitation
  • Demonstrate the management of an adult, child or infant who is choking
  • Explain the treatment for hypovolaemic shock
  • Demonstrate the treatment of wounds and bleeding
  • Explain the treatment for burns and scalds
  • Explain the management of seizures in children, adults or infants

Classroom training

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • Demonstrate the management of an unresponsive infant and child
  • Demonstrate paediatric resuscitation
  • Demonstrate the management of a child or infant who is choking
  • Explain airway and breathing difficulties
  • Provide an understanding of anaphylaxis
  • Explain the treatment for burns and scalds, and wounds and bleeding
  • Provide information regarding injuries to bones, muscles and joints, and also,  the management of seizures in children, adults or infants
  • List some other  conditions associated with infants and children and their treatment

Classroom training

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the concept of safeguarding children
  • Explain legislation, guidance and frameworks relevant to child safeguarding
  • Revise signs, symptoms and indicators of abuse and neglect and the impact on the child
  • Explain the importance of multi-agency working
  • Explain the referral process and those involved
  • Know the purpose of a serious case review
  • Understand the principles of Fundamental British Values and Prevent

Classroom or webinar training