The requirement for people working in ECE centres to have unit standard 6400 (first aid in emergency situations) was dropped by the Ministry of Education in May 2014.
Did you know that although the Health and Safety at Work Act has now come in, it is still not compulsory for early childhood staff who are identified in centres as 'first aiders' to have completed recent training in first aid in emergency situations?
However, it's something that all early childhood services should consider making compulsory for staff (and home educators).
Make sure you and the teachers (or home-educators) access the right qualification and refresher every two years.
Some first aid standards will soon no longer count.
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