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 EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) was changed on January 4, 2024, and is now divided into two categories to enable providers to comprehend the differences between schools and childminders. This was not as evident before.

For group and school-based providers.

For childminders

In both groups, at least one person who currently holds a paediatric first aid certificate must be available on the premises at all times when children are present and capable of acting rapidly in an emergency.

Childminders and any assistants who will be in sole charge of the children for an extended period of time must also have a current 2-day paediatric first aid certificate.

Paediatric First Aid Training

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

This is provided as both an on-site course and an open course at our Rugby training centre.

We also provide the QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF), which is an excellent qualification if you already have a Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aider on your premises during business hours.

This is offered as an onsite course as well as an open course  at our Rugby training centre.

Our paediatric first aid courses are Ofqual-approved and fulfil Department of Education and EFYS requirements.

early years providers

Unsure which Paediatric first aid course meets your needs?

Our Customer Service Team can provide information on all of our first aid courses, which are also Ofqual regulated and Qualifications Network UK accredited.

First Aid Courses We Offer

Our pricing is open and transparent, with no hidden costs.

Book your course date with us, and we will come to your location to provide first aid training for you.

We also run workplace open courses from our centre in Rugby

Ideal for local businesses and individuals looking for nationally accredited qualifications.

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