Paediatric First Aid Training

As first aid training providers, our mission is to train parents, carers and anyone working in the childcare and education industry in life-saving techniques that could help to prevent a child’s death.

We are a social enterprise that delivers physical and mental health first aid training for all. From workplaces to families, we provide a range of courses for people in and around Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, including paediatric first aid training courses.

What is Paediatric first aid training?

Paediatric first aid training focuses solely on young children and infants. Our course is designed to give you peace of mind on how to handle a wide range of illnesses, injuries, accidents, and emergencies while looking after a child.

First aid is not a one-size-fits-all approach – there are certain differences in approach between how you would handle a potentially life-threatening incident with a three-month-old baby compared with a 25-year-old adult. It’s important to know these differences if you look after a child or infant.

Danielle Bridge

Course Information

We offer both public and onsite courses. Our public courses are held in local venues across Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire and are open to the general public. You can also access a range of paediatric online courses.

Our onsite courses are designed for workplaces or organisations. To book an onsite course you can contact us on 08000467410 or fill out our contact form to arrange an onsite visit.

Paediatric first aid is suitable for anyone who works, lives, or regularly spends time with children or infants.

We particularly recommend this course for the following:

  • Parents
  • Childminders
  • Nannies
  • Babysitters
  • Au pairs
  • Nursery and primary school staff

Our paediatric training features both practical and theoretical elements to ensure you’re getting an interactive experience while covering the essential knowledge you need.

We cover a broad range of scenarios, illnesses, and injuries that are common in young children.

From covering the basic contents of a first aid kit and dealing with common insect bites, to handling more serious scenarios, such as CPR, choking, and diabetic emergencies – our aim is to give you the tools you need to not only safely and efficiently deal with children’s health conditions and accidents, but to also potentially save a child’s life.

  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid 1 Day Course
  • Paediatric First Aid 2 Day Course
  • Basic Life Support
  • Paediatric Accident, Illness And Basic Life Support
  • Emergency First Aid At School
  • Young Life Supporters Workshop

At the end of each course, you will receive a certificate along with a Paediatric first aid booklet.

We also offer Paediatric First Aid Course online which is a blended learning that combines educational materials with practical training. This allows flexible learning as the course can be done at your own pace. The online course will also allow you to put your studies into practice to gain confidence to ensure the correct course of action is carried out in a real life situation.

Visit our First Aid Courses Online for more information.

Book a Public Course


  • 12 Hour Paediatric
    16th September 2021 - 23rd September 2021
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue: Forum Conference & Banqueting Ltd

Danestrete, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1EJ, United Kingdom


  • 12 Hour Paediatric
    16th September 2021 - 23rd September 2021
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue: Forum Conference & Banqueting Ltd

Danestrete, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1EJ, United Kingdom


  • 12 Hour Paediatric
    16th September 2021 - 23rd September 2021
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue: Forum Conference & Banqueting Ltd

Danestrete, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1EJ, United Kingdom


  • 12 Hour Paediatric
    11th November 2021 - 18th November 2021
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue: Forum Conference & Banqueting Ltd

Danestrete, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1EJ, United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose ABC Life Support?

We are a friendly social enterprise who put our profits into making paediatric first aid training more accessible. We believe first aid is for everyone and we’re aiming to incorporate it into everyday life because we know these skills can save lives and prevent life-limiting injuries.

Is there an exam on the course?

There is no formal assessment. Instead your trainer will provide an on-going assessment.

How long is the paediatric course?

Our paediatric first aid training courses range from 2 – 12 hours. This information is provided in each brochure, which can be accessed through our website.

Are your paediatric courses recognised by OFSTED?

The 12 Hour Paediatric Course complies with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, OFSTED, and the Department of Education Guidance on First Aid in Schools.