First Aid Policy

At Ladybird Pre-School Nursery, staff members will administer first aid for adults and children with minor injuries or, in the event of serious incidents, whilst awaiting medical assistance.

All staff will be required to be trained in paediatric first aid and to maintain this qualification by attending appropriate and timely ongoing refresher training.

At the time of a child’s admission to the Nursery, parent’s/carer’s written permission for emergency medical advice or treatment is sought. Parents/carers sign and date their written approval.

Parents/carers 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/carers have been informed and are on their way to hospital.

An accident or incident form will be completed where any first aid is administered and the

parents/carers will be asked to read and counter sign this note on collecting their child. A copy of this form will be given to the parent/carer.

First Aid Boxes

A designated staff member will be responsible for checking the first aid boxes. This is currently Yvonne May. In her absence the Nursery Manager.  

First aid boxes are easily accessible to adults and are kept out of the reach of children.

They are checked fortnightly to ensure all contents are present, in date and packaging is undamaged.

The first aid boxes contains the following items:

  • Triangular bandages x4.
  • Sterile dressings: small x3, medium x3, large x3.
  • Composite pack containing assorted individually wrapped plasters x1.
  • Sterile eye pads with bandage or attachment.
  • Roll of hypo-allergenic tape.
  • Protective face shield for performing C.P.R.
  • Low adherent dressings 5cm x5.
  • Low adherent dressings 10cm x5.
  • Finger bandage x1.
  • Pair of round ended scissors x1.
  • Pack of 5 gauze swabs x1.

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

  • 2 pairs of disposable plastic (PVC or vinyl) gloves.
  • 1 plastic disposable apron.
  • A children’s forehead ‘strip’ thermometer.
  • Instant ice pack.

This policy was adopted by Ladybird Pre-School Nursery Management Committee on …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Review date………………………………………………………………………………

Signed on behalf of the Management Committee………………………………………………………………….

Name of signatory………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Role of signatory…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….