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Is it ever to early to learn First Aid?

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by Gemma


With great success from the schools we have worked with, Waterhouses Primary School in Staffordshire and A1 Training Solutions are clear that children as young as 4 years of age retain enough information to assist with a medical emergency. 


Accidents regularly happen in homes and schools and usually adults are about to deal with the situation but what happens if the adult is the casualty?. 


Our Little Heroes


There are often reports in the news of toddlers and small children who save their parents lives by calling for emergency services.  So should children be taught very basic first aid skills?


Dealing With a Medical Emergency


The children at Waterhouses were taught the basics when dealing with a medical emergency.


Each child was taught the basic information to pass onto the emergency services when dealing with a injured person.  In the following weeks the children were taught the basic primary and secondary assessment including how to put a casualty into the recovery position.




Our 6 week programme for just one hour per week concluded that small children are able to help in emergency situations and should be taught some very rudimentary skills from an early age, perhaps during preschool and foundation stages of schooling, as they may be the only ones available to help.


We think teaching first aid to children from a young age is invaluable. You never know, it might be your life that a child saves.