Moving and Handling – Working with Children

M&H childcare

Training for Care has developed 2 courses specifically to meet the training needs of the childcare sector.

Moving and handling is a key part of the working day for most childcare employees and carers.

Poor moving and handling practice when moving play equipment, lifting babies/small children and pulling buggies can lead to:

  • back pain and musculoskeletal disorders, which can lead to an inability to work
  • moving and handling accidents – which can injure both the child being moved and the person assisting

Our Moving and Handling – Working with Children courses are for all those who work with or provide support to babies, children and young people. They focus on:

  • increasing awareness of safer moving and handling
  • introduction to ergonomics and risk assessment
  • spinal awareness
  • introducing safe handling principles and unsafe handling
  • emergency situations

Working with Children with Additional Needs?  Standard manual handling and hoist training courses in line with the Scottish Manual Handling Passport (SMHPS) covering modules A, B, C, D and E developed in relation to handling babies, children and young people.

We can also provide a tailored training plan to meet the specific needs for informal carers or for carers of a specific client.

The trainers delivering these courses are registered healthcare professionals with a specific interest or specialism in paediatric manual handling.

Click on the links below for more info on each course

Moving and Handling

Moving and Handling with Hoist Training

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