Halloween is a frighteningly fun time of year where children and adults alike can dress up as their favourite super heroes or a scary spook! It’s a fun night with lots of events or parties leading up to it and to make the most out of the freaky fun be sure to stay safety conscious. On the lead up to Halloween we have been posting numerous safety tips on our Facebook and Twitter pages but here you can view the culmination of everything.
We are very proud to say that one of our own first aid trainers put his skills to use and managed to save a mans life when he was severely injured in a road traffic incident in Leyland over the summer. Paul Rigden arrived on the scene as part of Lancashire Fire and Rescue crew that was dispatched to the incident. Upon arriving at the scene Paul assessed the situation and acted appropriately to give the correct first aid needed. As a result the casualty involved in the accident is now on the road to recovery.
First aid treatment for children is different to adults and therefore you need specific training to administer first aid to young children. Our Level 3 Early Years Paediatric First Aid course is designed for those who work regularly with children and need to ensure they can act safely and effectively in and emergency situation.
At Centaur we have four different ways to complete the Level 3 Early Years Paediatric First Aid training course; courses held in Leyland on dates during the week or on Saturday’s find the course page here, courses held in Leyland spanning four days during the month on evenings from 6-9pm on our evening course page and courses that can be held at a time and place to suit your needs which can be found here.
It’s been a busy month here at Centaur. We have had fun sponsoring the Solo Business category in the EVA’s 2016 on the 23rd of September and are proud to introduction the new First Aid at Work for Drivers course to our ever growing portfolio of courses. Being an accredited training provider Centaur can host training courses in accordance with the new Millie’s Mark standard for nurseries.
Millie’s Mark is a new standard to be displayed by nurseries who have achieved gold-standard provision. The certificate will help to give parents assurance that their child is being cared for by safe and knowledgeable staff. The new proposals will mean newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 and 3 qualification must have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first aid certificate – a life-saving change that will add approximately 15,000 additional trained early years professionals to our nurseries and pre-schools each and every year.