Accidents to children are a significant health issue, being a major cause of preventable death, serious injury and long-term disability across the UK.
According to ROSPA (the royal society of the prevention of accidents, November 2022) "Under-5s are particularly at risk of being injured in accidents, with falls accounting for the majority of non-fatal accidents and threats to breathing such as suffocation, strangulation and choking causing the highest number of deaths. Most home accidents are preventable through increased awareness, improvements in the home environment and greater product safety. Therefore, we aim to create more awareness around how families can help by learning these lifesaving skills which can be a huge difference in your child's life".
As part of our aim for high quality care and education here at LittleLeaps, we take health and safety very seriously and have implemented and regularly review the risks within our environment. However, we are also aware that accidents can happen, so we ensure that practitioners receive training in supporting babies and young child in the event of minor accidents such as cuts, bumps and grazes, as well as lifesaving first aid such as CPR and chocking. Staff receive local authority approved Paediatric first aid which is reviewed every 3 years as well as ongoing support and training and a list of all our first aiders can be viewed upon arrival at nursery.
Here at Littleleaps, we are able to share some basic online first aid training that as a parent you are able to access free of charge. Please speak to a member of management who will be able to sign you up an account and support you through this.
Below is also some basic guidance and visuals that may also help support parents at home with their children incase of a first aid emergency.
First aid advice app
The first aid advice app provides easy to follow advice on a range of first aid scenarios, including CPR , diabetic emergencies, choking and allergic reactions.
Step-by-step instructions for all topics, so you know exactly what to do in an emergency
Easy to follow illustrations for guidance
Includes advice for treating adults, children and infants
No internet required to use the app: all the information is hosted on the app
Please click here to be linked to the download page
St John Ambulance 'Five Ways you can save your baby's life'
Please see the visual below