First Aid for Young Children

This course builds the confidence and skills required to provide a safe first aid response, and the management of children and infants, the scene and other bystanders, until the arrival of other assistance. Please note this is not recommended for childcare businesses such as kindergartens or schools.


Recommended for

This course is designed for people who have responsibility for young children, including those who provide home-based services for young children, such as babysitters or nannies. It is also suitable for parents and grandparents.

Revalidation: Every two years

Course duration: 4 hours

NZQA Unit Standards: 25459 – One credit

NZQA Level: Two

Pre-requisite: Nil

What this 4-hour course covers

CONTENT: Child and infant

  • Emergency care aims
  • Emergency scene assessment
  • Getting help and support
  • Primary assessment /DRSABCD/levels of responsiveness
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and stable side position
  • Foreign body airway obstruction (choking)
  • Bleeding
  • Recognise and manage fractures
  • Breathing difficulties – recognising breathing difficulties and asthma
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis – including action plan
  • Febrile seizures/infantile convulsions
  • Burns