National Training Provider Teams up with Children’s Charity and Calls for All to Put ‘Child Safety First’
Posted by on Jun 01, 2016 at 9:48am
Busy Bees Early Years Training Academy, part of the Busy Bees childcare group, has teamed up with national independent charity Ronald McDonald House Charities, to campaign for more people who regularly care for under 5s, including parents, grandparents and childcare professionals, to become sufficiently skilled and confident in the basics of Paediatric First Aid.
Coinciding with Child Safety Week (6th-12th June 2016), an annual awareness week hosted by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, ‘Child Safety First’ campaign is designed to raise awareness of the importance of Paediatric First Aid training for anyone who cares for children under 5, whether that is a parent in the home or a childcare professional in a nursery setting.
A recent study conducted by a number of credible sources revealed that, although 65% of parents say the thought of their child needing immediate first aid intervention makes them feel worried, 70% of mums and dads in the UK lack first aid skills that would allow them to help their child in a medical emergency.
The campaign also precedes new legislation due to come into effect in September 2016, meaning that all new recruits who hold a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in Childcare must present an Emergency Paediatric First Aid or a full Paediatric First Aid certificate if they are to count towards the staff/qualification ratios under the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).