Hi Children’s Activity Provider,
Running a children’s activity business can be a minefield! We need to think about:
- First Aid
The list seems endless!
And that’s not to mention all the other things that are involved in running a business:
- Running your sessions
- Customer service
Well ICAP is here to help guide you through the minefield. To shed light, and help everything become crystal clear. And today, we’re focusing on first aid. Because ultimately, the most important thing is keeping the children in our classes safe. Safety trumps everything!
Peace of Mind
We recommend that anyone working with children has paediatric first aid. Whilst it isn’t a legal requirement, it does give you peace of mind that you can help should anything (touch wood) happen in one of your sessions. As anyone who’s ever worked with children or has their own children will know; with kids around, you never know what might happen!
It also gives your customers peace of mind, knowing that you run a safe and responsible business. People will look to you for advice on what to do in an emergency. So it’s vitally important to have the skills, knowledge and confidence to know how to act quickly, appropriately and efficiently in the event of an emergency involving a child.
And on a personal level, being first aid trained will be invaluable should you come across someone who requires first aid in your local community or home. The world needs as many first aid trained people as possible!
But once again, we’re back in that minefield! What kind of first aid do I need? And where should I do my first aid training?
ICAP has partnered with Daisy First Aid to help demystify the world of first aid. Daisy First Aid is the leading first aid training centre for children’s activity providers in the UK. Daisy First Aid CEO, Jenni, found that first aid training classes were generally long classes aimed at the corporate market who often showed frightening videos and told distressing stories. Jenni felt she wanted to educate people in a way that made them feel happy, confident and empowered rather than terrified and intimidated.
Daisy First Aid offers various courses for children’s activity providers. You can read more about them here: https://www.daisyfirstaid.com/childrens-activity-providers/
Which classes does Daisy First Aid recommend?
Daisy First Aid recommends their 2-hour duty of care course for activity providers where parents are present.
For classes where parents aren’t present, we’d recommend attending a 12-hour level 3 paediatric first aid course.
How do I book?
To find out more about classes in your local area just head to www.daisyfirstaid.com and click on ‘find a trainer’ and you’ll be directed to the search page. Pop in your postcode and your local trainer’s page will be listed along with how to get in touch with them. Send them a message, and they will get you booked in.
You can attend a public class in a local venue or if you have a few staff members you’d like trained you can arrange a private class which is a great team-building opportunity!