Early Years Providers

Legal Requirements for – Early Years Providers

Early years providers have a legal requirement to ensure that they have adequate first aid provisions in place for nurseries, childminders, and schools.


The most recent Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) came into effect in September 2023 and it sets out the following requirements.

The requirement states at least one person who currently holds a paediatric first aid certificate must be available on the premises at all times when children are on-site, and they must accompany children on school outings.

Childminders and any assistants who might be in sole charge of the children for any length of time must also hold a current 2-day paediatric first aid certificate.

New Paediatric First Aid Legislation

In March 2015 the Government put forward a proposal requiring all newly qualified Early Years Providers to hold a valid Paediatric First Aid or Emergency Paediatric First certificate in order to be included in the ratios in early years setting.

This new requirement will come into force 1st September 2016 and settings will be given a three-month ‘grace’ period to complete the Paediatric First Aid training.

Paediatric First Aid Training

Warwickshire First Aid Training offers a QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF),  this is a 2-day course that meets all the requirements for Early Years Providers.

This is available as an on customer site service and also as an open course from our training centre in Rugby.

We also offer QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) which is an ideal qualification if you already have a Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aider who is on your site during opening hours.

This is available as an on customer site service and also as an open course from our training centre in Rugby.

Our Paediatric first aid courses are Ofqual approved and meet Department of Education and EFYS requirements.

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Unsure which Paediatric first aid course meets your needs?

Contact our Customer Service Team, they have the knowledge of all our First Aid courses and remember all our First Aid qualifications are regulated and Ofqual approved too.

First Aid Courses We Offer

Our pricing is per person and not per group so you only pay for what you need and not what you don’t need.

Book your date with us and we will come to your site to deliver your first aid training for you.

We also run open courses from our centre in Rugby Warwickshire which are ideal for local businesses.

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