All Australian nannies should have a current first aid certificate.
Taking care of children is a massive responsibility and having first aid training will ensure you are far more prepared in case of an emergency. It’s too late when you have a crisis on your hands.
First aid and safety courses are available across the country and range of short courses to longer, more involved courses.
These courses are invaluable for everyone that deals with children - parents, grandparents, family members, babysitters, au pairs and nannies. Knowing how to react in an emergency situation can literally be the difference between life and death for a child in your care.
Most courses designed for child carers includes:
- How to handle the 10 most common emergencies faced by Australian children
- Fits and fevers
- Bites and stings
First aid training is especially important if you are working with special needs children or children that suffer from ongoing conditions such as epilepsy or asthma, or have allergies. Ensure your first aid certificate is always current.
First aid courses for nannies are paramount to child safety and increase your likelihood of gaining employment.
While many organisations offer first aid courses for parents, nannies, au pairs and babysitters, The Nanny Emporium recommends contacting the team at Australia Wide First Aid.