Staff are able to take action to apply first aid treatment in the event of an accident involving a child or adult.

All staff hold a full paediatric first aid qualification.

The First Aid qualification is renewed every 3 years.


  • A First Aid Kit is on the premises at all times
  • A First Aid kit is taken on outings
  • The First Aid Kit complies with Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 and contains the following items only:

· Triangular bandage (at least one should b sterile) x 2

· Small sterile dressings (no. 8) x 3

· Medium sterile dressings (no. 9) x 3

· Large sterile dressings (no. 3) x 3

· Assorted plasters (individually wrapped) x 20

· Sterile eye pad (with bandage or attachment) x 2

· Safety pins

· Guidance Card as recommended by the HSE

In addition to the first aid equipment, each box should be supplied with:

· Two pairs of disposable plastic (PVC or vinyl) gloves.

· 1 plastic disposable apron

· Child forehead thermometer

  • The first aid box should be easily assessable to adults and is kept out of the reach of children.
  • No un-prescribed medication is given to children, parents or staff.
  • Parents give written consent (in contract) to give their child calpol and/or Priton in case of emergencies.
  • At the time of acceptance to the setting, parents’ written permission for emergency medical advice or treatment is sought. Parents sign and date their written approval. (on registration form)
  • Parents sign a consent form at registration allowing staff to take their child to the nearest Accident and Emergency unit to be examined, treated or admitted as necessary on the understanding that parents have been informed and are on their way to the hospital.

All accidents and incidents are recorded in the Accident/Incident book (see Accident and Incident Policy)