Training at Burbury Park Childminder Centre


Paediatric First Aid (2 Days)

Target Group(s): All Early Years Practitioners
Course Aims : To develop practitioners knowledge and understanding of the aims and principles of being a First Aider

It is an Ofsted requirement that all registered childminders and assistants who are left in sole care of children complete a relevant 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course every 3 years - if you have not booked another course before the 3 years run out you are in breach of the EYFS Statutory Framework and Childcare registration requirements and MUST notify Ofsted.


Our First Aid course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation. On successful completion of this course, you will receive a paediatric first aid certificate which is valid for three years.

The two day course runs from 9.30am until 4.30pm each day. You must arrive before 9.30am on both dates - anyone arriving late will not be allowed to join the course and will have to re-book. You will need to bring your own lunch and snacks, Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Learners must attend both sessions to pass the course, assessments are carried out by observation and questioning throughout the two days and a multiple choice test at the end of each day. Learners must be physically able to participate and will need to be willing to practice their skills on each other and the practice dolls (eg bandaging). If you fail any part the trainer will go through your options - you may retake the test or be asked to repeat one or both days which may incur an additional cost.

Dates available during 2019

We currently have the following courses booked for first aid -

Saturday 23rd Feb & 2nd March - FULL
Saturday 23rd March & 30 March - spaces available
Saturday 27th April & 4th May - spaces available
We have waiting lists for all dates that are full please let us know if you need any spaces.

We are also taking names for courses in later in 2019, please contact the office on 0121 554 9678 or visit our contact us page to book a space or to register your interest for a future course.

If you have a group of 12-15 people we may be able to book a course at a date to suit you subject to a trainer and our room availablity.

Charges for 2 day Paediatric First Aid

Registered childminders and their assistants - £65 per person

Any other setting e.g. Private/Independent settings, Out of School Clubs, Children Centres, Schools, Nursery’s and Academy’s - £80 per person

Payment in full is required to secure your place on the course, refunds will not be given but you may change the name of the person attending the course.

Both dates must be attended to receive the full certificate. The course times are 9.30am - 4.30pm and you MUST arrive before 9.30am ready to start - any persons arriving late will not be allowed access and will lose their payment.

Designated Safeguarding Lead One Day Refresher Course

Our face-to-face training will refresh your knowledge of the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding person

We currently have the following course booked for DSL Refresher

Saturday 23rd Febuary 2019

Saturday 27th April 2019

Saturday 27th July 2019

This course is only open to registered childminders living in the Birmingham Authority area and must have previously attended the full 2 day DSL course

The cost is £80 - please call the office on 0121 554 9678 for more information and to book a space or add your name to our waiting list.

Introduction to Child Protection

Our face-to-face training will give you a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child's welfare.

Saturday 29th June 2019

The cost is £50 - please call the office on 0121 554 9678 for more information and to book a space or add your name to our waiting list. Priority will be given to childminders registered in Birmingham.


We don't currently have any workshops planned - previous courses offered include:

Supervision - Are you a childminder working with an assistant? This workshop will help you to understand your responsibilites as required by the EYFS.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness. - What is CSE?, Stages of Grooming, Exploring signs/indicators of CSE, Sexting and the law, Internet safety, How to report and refer to appropriate services.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and spiritual possession awareness - For childminders & assisants to have an understanding of the types of abuse that can stem from culture related traditions.

Trauma - This session, delivered by one of our referrers (RSVP), looks at theories around how humans respond to traumatic events. We will look at the context within which abuse happens, exploring some frameworks we can apply to help understand our responses to trauma. We will also consider the ways we can safely support families affected by trauma.

Attachment - This session, delivered by one of our referrers (RSVP), looks at attachment theories and associated research, during the workshop we will look at ways this might impact on your work alongside families. We will also consider behaviour, and how attachment patterns can impact this.

Autism Training - The session focuses on autism awareness and understanding how autism affects the individual child in the Early Years . There are further training modules which extend knowledge – please see website for further information about the programme Autism Education Trust The training is funded by the DfE and there is a schools and Post 16 programme as well

The cost for evening workshops is £10, assistants are welcome to attend where we have spaces available - please call the office on 0121 554 9678 for more information and to book a space.


Please note that where we make a charge for training at Burbury Park our preferred payment method is Paypal we will email you an invoice (you can pay using a paypal account or debit/credit card) we can also accept payments by Bank Transfer, Cheque or Cash (only if paid directly at our office)

REFUNDS - If you need to cancel your place we require 48 hours notice, usually no refunds can be given but if we can find someone to fill your place on the course we will give a refund less a small admin charge (maximum £10) - No refunds will be given for anyone cancelling less than 48 hours before the course start date.

Food Hygiene Level 2

It is recommended that childminders update food hygiene certificates every 3 years. You may be able to find a company on Find It In Birmingham that offers a face to face training course or there are online courses that you could complete in your own time.

Please let us know if you need any support choosing a suitable course.

Other Training

Birmingham Local authority training can now be found on EYMIS: (please contact your early years consultant or contact the duty team on 0121 675 1943 if you haven’t got the log in details)

We have found the following websites that offer free training - we haven't tried them all and are not sure if you'll get a certificate - if you decide to try one let us know if it was any good

  • Focus on SEND
  • Autism Society - Autism Awareness
  • Open University - various courses
  • Female Genital Mutliation (FGM) awareness
  • Prevent Duty awareness
  • Child Sexual Exploitation awareness
  • Minded - courses about children and young people's mental health
  • Vision 2 Learn - Various Courses
  • Supporting Children's Health - Asthma awareness
  • Food Allergen training
  • Disability Matters - various courses
  • Find It In Birmingham

    Find it in Birmingham is your online business community, which aims to boost the Midlands economy by offering local contracts to local businesses.

    All associations offering training are now registered on this website you will need to register to be able to search for providers.

    The link for Find it in Birmingham is: