Alliance comments on paediatric first aid consultation

16th October 2015

Commenting on the publication of a new consultation on proposed amendments to paediatric first aid requirement rules, Neil Leitch, chief executive of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, said:

“We warmly welcome the consultation on paediatric first aid requirements, and the fact that the government is taking proactive steps to ensure that the EYFS framework reflects best practice in this area.

“The safety and wellbeing of children should always, without exception, be at the centre of quality early years provision, and Joanne and Dan Thompson should be commended for the pivotal role that Millie’s Trust has played in bringing about such a positive change.

“We look forward to working with the Department for Education to ensure that the details of these requirements are fully thought through, that they are based on the best interests of the child and, crucially, that providers are adequately supported in implementing them.”

For further information or to interview, Neil Leitch, Chief Executive of the Pre-school Learning Alliance please contact:
Shannon Hawthorne
Pre-school Learning Alliance
T: 020 7697 2503
E: Shannon Hawthorne


Notes for editors

  1. The Pre-school Learning Alliance is the largest voluntary sector provider of quality affordable childcare and education in England.
  2. Through direct provision and its membership of 14,000 nurseries, sessional pre-schools and parent and toddler groups, the Alliance supports over 800,000 children and their families in England. The Alliance also develops and runs family learning programmes, offers information and advice, runs acclaimed training and accreditation programmes and campaigns to influence early years policy and practice.
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