First aid in schools, early years and colleges

Guidance for employers in early years, schools and colleges on first aid provision.

Applies to England



This guidance is for:

  • employers in early years providers, schools and colleges
  • governing bodies, management committees and trustees of early years providers, schools and colleges
  • senior management teams in early years providers, schools and colleges

It applies to:

  • maintained schools
  • non-maintained schools
  • independent schools (including academies and free schools)
  • all providers on the early years register
  • all providers registered with an early years childminder agency

Updates to this page

Published 15 August 2000
Last updated 14 February 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated first aid guidance throughout, including adding information for early years providers.

  2. The advice on first aid training providers has been has been superceded. A link to this new information has been added to the page.

  3. First published.

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