Short Courses for Childcare

Training for Care has a range of short courses for people working in childcare. Moving and Handling, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Child Protection.

Training for Care has a range of short courses for people working in childcare.

Moving and Handling

Training for Care has developed 3 courses specifically to meet the training need 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.

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.

Moving and Handling Awareness

Moving and Handling

Moving and Handling with Hoist Training

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

If you would like some professional advice, our Moving and Handling Course Director will be happy to help.

First Aid

With the introduction of Millie’s Law in England and Wales, all newly qualified staff working in early years settings are now required to have a specific Paediatric First Aid certificate.

In anticipation of similar guidance being introduced in Scotland, and to help our customers ensure they are providing the best standard of care, we are pleased to now offer the two standard Paediatric First Aid courses:

Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid (2 days)

Both these courses are available for open course and group bookings.

open course dates:

emergency paediatric first aid16th April9:30 - 4:30
emergency paediatric first aid12th June9:30 - 4:30
paediatric first aid (2 days)day 1 - 7th may
day 2 - 8th may
9:30 - 4:30

We also offer the CPR & Anaphylaxis (Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis) course which is available for group bookings.

Millie’s Mark (Inspiring excellence in paediatric first aid) has inspired many nurseries in England to go beyond the minimum requirement having all members of staff trained in paediatric first aid. Find out more: www.milliesmark.com

Child Protection

Training for Care offers an interactive Child Protection Awareness course with group discussion and small group exercises after each topic, and is suitable for all staff working in nurseries, playgroups and after-school clubs. Available for open course and group bookings.

Open Course Dates:

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Food Hygiene

Training for Care offers the standard REHIS Introduction to Food Hygiene course which is suitable for staff working in nurseries/after school clubs who prepare/clear away snacks. If you prepare and cook ‘high risk’ foods (meat, dairy products, eggs, fish, and cooked rice), then the REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene course would be suitable. Both these courses are available for open course and group bookings.

Open Course Dates:

introduction to food hygiene24th april9:30 - 12:00
introduction to food hygiene26th june9:30 - 12:00
elementary food hygiene22nd May9:30 - 5:00