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Safeguarding and Welfare Requirement: Staff Qualifications, Training, Support and Skills.

A least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate is on the premises all times
when children are present, and must accompany children on outings.
Health: Providers must ensure there is a first aid box accessible at all times with appropriate
content for use with children. Providers must keep a written record of accidents or injuries and first
aid treatment.
Colchester High School – EYFS


First aid

Policy statement

In our setting staff are able to take action to apply first aid treatment in the event of an
incident/accident involving a child or adult. All Early Years Staff are Paediatric First Aid
Trained and this is updated every three years. The first aid qualification includes first aid
training for infants and young children. The Paediatric course also covers basic first aid for
adults. Please refer to Colchester High School’s First Aid Policy.

Although we are constantly aiming to provide a safe, secure and happy environment for your child,
obviously incidents/accidents can occur in the setting. If a child has an incident in Nursery, e.g. a
grazed knee we will record it in the CHS Accident Nursery Report Book. Parents/carer will be
asked to sign the Book at collection time and will be given the top copy for their records. The book
is kept in the cupboard in room 51. In Reception this is recorded in a separate CHS Accident
Report Book (which is kept in the First Aid bag).

If a child suffers a head injury, the parents are always informed to the extent of the injury.
Early Years Staff will monitor the progress of the child depending on the severity of the injury. If

Reviewed 02/02/15
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The first aid kit Our first aid kit complies with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. In Reception the Green First Aid Bag is kept in the Reception classroom.necessary the parent/carer will be asked to collect the child.  No un-prescribed medication is given to children or parents. This will be recorded in the Nursery Accident Report Book or CHS Accident Report Book. The Green First Aid Bag accompanies reception children at all times.  Parents sign an Emergency Medical Consent Form at registration allowing staff to take their child to the nearest Accident and Emergency unit to be examined.1 Administering Medicine Policy). All prescribed medicine must be clearly named (Refer to 6. Date of Paediatric First Aid Training Karen Hull 28/03/14 Felicity Mercer 27/01/14 Lorna McLean 03/09/14 Olivia Surguy 20/10/12 Ruby Hunte 20/11/12 May Leverington 22/03/14 Andrea Burns 03/09/14 Anaphylaxis Awareness Course (Including Epipens/Anapens) Karen Hull 03/07/14 Lorna Mclean 10/11/14 Olivia Surguy 10/11/14 Ruby Hunt 10/11/14 Reviewed 02/02/15 Page 2 .  The Nursery first aid box is stored in a cupboard in the kitchen (identified by a First Aid Sticker) easily accessible to Staff and is kept out of the reach of children. treated or admitted as necessary on the understanding that parents have been informed and are on their way to the hospital.

3 Recording and Reporting of Accidents and Incidents Reviewed 02/02/15 Page 3 .Legal framework  Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (1981) Please refer to: Colchester High School Policy: First Aid Policy Early Years: 6.1 Administering Medicines 6.