Course overview
Dates and bookings

If you’re responsible for the care and well-being of young children then learning paediatric first aid should be at the forefront of your thinking as from emergency situations to adding to your professional CV, there's never a better time than right now to undertake a first aid course.

The two paediatric first aid courses below are run across the UK and are tailored to meet the new Early Years foundation stage (EYFS) and registration on the OFSTED statutory and voluntary register.

Both courses are aimed at childcarers, including: nursery staff, childminders, at home childcarers, au pairs, nannies and anyone wishing to voluntarily join the OFSTED register. Our paediatric first aid courses fall in line with the Early Years foundation stage (EYFS) which states that a combination of face to face learning and home study can be applied when learning first aid as a childcare worker.

We have Open courses dates for paediatric first aid in Brighton and Hove, Angmering near Worthing and Chichester and Portsmouth. We also have central London courses in London Victoria.

We offer In House courses at your venue or home for paediatric first aid across, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and London.


New paediatric guidelines

As of 01 September 2014 OFSTED has issued new paediatric guidelines. This means ALL child carers can attend a one day face to face training only but those wishing to register on the OFSTED Statutory register must have addition learning up to 12 hours - this includes blended learning such as home written or e-learning.

8 hour emergency paediatric first aid course

An 8 hour face-to-face course with full EpiPen training. This paediatric first aid course is designed for nannies, au pairs and OFSTED voluntary register applicants.
Sussex £75pp
London £89pp

12 hour paediatric first aid course with additional home study

A 12 hour face-to-face course with full EpiPen training is a combination of 8 hours of face to face learning and a home study online module. This paediatric first aid course is designed for childminders, nursery staff, At Home childcarers and other OFSTED statutary register applicants and is perfect for group/in house training within a childcare/nursery setting. This is £88pp. Discounts are offered for booking more than 4 people on the same course. Please note we are able to provide the online module with a pink background for students with Dyslexia.
Sussex £88pp
London £105pp

12 hour paediatric first aid course with additional home study and integrated EFAW - Emergency First Aid at Work.

Do you need an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate also. We can now combine this with our 12 hour Paediatric First Aid. Please note an additional fee of £20 applies.


In House courses - 12 hour paediatric first aid course with additional home study

from £50pp (in-house location). Travel costs may apply dependant on location.
Up to 12 people £600
Up to 6 people £520

My staff attended a training course held by Stacey, many of which had done the course a minimum of three times before.
They said they had never been to a first aid course as good as this one! It was so in depth and informative, yet Stacey kept it practical, fun and exciting for staff. The team came into work Monday still discussing some of the topics they had covered and could not stress enough how valuable the course had been. This in turn put the whole management team at ease knowing the staff felt so confident in their paediatric first aid.
Alice, Manager Little Monkeys Day Nursery, Horsham.

What’s covered:
  • First aid kit - what they need to contain and why
  • Action planning
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty and the recovery position
  • Resuscitation
  • Choking
  • Asthma and diabetic emergencies
  • Anaphylaxis and use of an EpiPen/ Auto-injector
  • Use of AED
  • Head injuries
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Burns and scolds
  • Sprains, strains and fractures
  • Poisoning, bites and stings
  • Foreign objects
  • Childhood conditions (e.g. measles, meningitis, croup).

Course dates for 12 hour and 8 hour courses
Course time 9am-5pm (for 12 hour courses there is also an additional home workbook to complete)

We have Open courses dates for paediatric first aid in Brighton and Hove, Angmering near Worthing and Chichester and Portsmouth.


This course can also be run ‘in house’ at your own venue.

Additional information

Courses are facilitated by experienced nurses, health visitors, ambulance staff and experienced first aid instructors who are also qualified in Early Years first aid and teaching adult learners.

We use up to date information from the Resuscitation Council and ensure that the course fully meets the requirements for your workplace and any other regulatory body, such as OFSTED.

To Baby and Beyond are an approved Qualsafe training centre.

Our aim is to run interesting and informative courses which combine therapy and practical activities to empower professionals to feel confident and competent in their workplace.

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Italic text>Excellent in every way! I booked the paediatric first aid course for my renewal. Class size was perfect, trainer was very knowledgeable with recent hands on experience. Training was great value for money. Will definitely be back in 3 years time, if not before

Alison Tyler, January 2018

Paediatric first aid training was brilliant although was about the 5th time I have done the training due to my job. The trainer delivered it really well and I came away learning new things and with more confidence in first aid situations. Thank you
Jo S, March 2016

Brilliant and lovely staff that are very knowledgeable on First Aid, there is no pressure when passing the course. Its fun and easy to learn. We shall use you again in the future
My First Friends Nursery, February 2016

I have been on a lot of first aid training over the years and what I particularly enjoyed on Saturday was the relaxed atmosphere, it wasn’t rushed and it went at a good pace. The instructor was friendly, warm and approachable. For myself to have the course broken down to one day training followed up by the work book, fitted in so well, as we all lead such busy lives. The convenience of the location too was an added bonus. I would thoroughly recommend your organisation to others.
Charity Manger, West Sussex, March 2016

Excellent first aid course that more than suited my needs as a childminder.
Nicky, Childminder, March 2016

Brilliant!! Would definitely recommend to other people, the trainer was great!
Mollie, March 2016

I recently attended a first aid course with Kay and she was fantastic. I always dread going on these courses every three years as I am a registered childminder and so far it's the best course I have been to.
Kay made everyone at ease and it was very friendly. I would recommend to anyone and would be booking another course with them. Thank you Kay and Julie xx
Melissa, Childminder April, 2016

The trainer, a paramedic, was friendly and communicated very well with the students. She was a real expert and taught in such a comfortable and easy to understand manner about the procedures required for first aid. Sarah was up to date in matters of legality and of best practice. She put the group at ease and provided a good range of refreshments which I felt was particularly thoughtful. I was very happy with the course and left feeling confident about my practice in this vital area of my work. Thank you Sarah and thank you Baby and Beyond!
Jan Chisnall, TOYBOX Pre-School at Brighton Women's Centre, March 2018

I attended the Pediatric Frist Aid course this weekend which was taught by Kay. This is my fourth First Aid course but my first with To Baby & Beyond. I will definitely be booking with you again. I found the course fun and informative. Better that there were only 8 of us and even better that I only had to give up one day to do my course (I'm a childminder so giving up a day means loss of earnings). The venue was ideal and Kay made the course interesting and fun. Will be recommending To Baby and Beyond to others looking to take this course.
Debbie Dunkerton, Childminder, November 2017

A lovely trainer who made me feel at ease. I have used To Baby and Beyond three times now. I wouldn't use anyone else. I now feel confident in my ability to deliver first aid.
Marianne Baldock, November 2017