Cottesmore School


E4 - EYFS First Aid

E4 - EYFS First Aid

First Aid Policy EYFS Policy

In our setting most staff members are qualified to take action to apply first aid treatment in the event of an accident involving a child or adult. At least one member of staff with current pediatric first aid training is on the premises or on an outing at any one time with EYFS children. The first aid qualification includes first aid training for infants and young children. There is also a school matron available. The EYFS Reception class teacher has a current pediatric first aid qualification.

EYFS Procedures

  • The first aid box is easily accessible to adults and is kept out of the reach of children.

  • No un-prescribed medication is given to children, parents or staff.

  • At the time of admission to the setting, parents’ written permission for emergency medical advice or treatment is sought. Parents sign and date their written approval.

  • Parents 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 have been informed and are on their way to the hospital.


    In conclusion, it is the policy of Cottesmore School that its pupils, staff and others should be kept free from injury wherever possible. In cases when injury or illness does occur, the responsibility for dealing with it rests with the Matron working in accordance with the principles outlined in this document and other relevant school policies.

    Legal framework
    EYFS statutory framework (2017)
    Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (1981)
    EYFS Keeping Safe, Health and well-being, Parents as partners, Supporting every child

    Reviewed November 2019

    Next review, November 2020