First aid qualifications

How many qualified first aiders do you need?

If your club is an Ofsted-registered setting and doesn't take any children younger than the Reception year, it is a legal requirement to have at least one member of staff with a current full (12-hour) paediatric first aid certificate on duty at all times. This person must be working with the children (ie not shut away at the other side of the building in the admin office) and able to respond quickly. If your setting is spread out, or operates from a number of different rooms, or has children playing inside and outside at the same time, it may be necessary to have more than one first aider on duty at any one time, in order to meet the requirement of being able to respond quickly.

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