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More Positive Together provides paediatric first aid training

During the Easter break,  Newground delivered two full days of paediatric first aid training to parents who were on the More Positive Together project. Our clients had advised that they wanted to get a qualification which would help them in the job market, while also doing something that would help safeguard their children’s welfare at home.

Peek a Boo nursery in Shadsworth, who are rated as good with Ofsted and offer day one childcare, took care of the participants’ younger children. Their ideal location made it easy to drop their children off and make it to the venue for the 9.30am start. Our colleagues from Blackburn with Darwen adult learning delivered the course with twelve learners booked in for each course.

The course taught parents valuable skills such as child and baby CPR, techniques on how to deal with choking, burns and wound dressing, recovery position and how to handle seizures.

Some of the clients on the course aspired to work in childminding and in a nursery so they found the course very beneficial. It meant they were one step closer to achieving their employment goal.

While the parents were busy learning, Newground colleagues took the older children away for a fun day at our Offshoots walled garden in Townley Park, Burnley where they did a variety of activities which were not only fun but also educational. The first group turned their hand to seed planting, preparing herbs and spices to sell to the public, outdoor pizza making and a nature trail. On the second day the group had a bug hunt, learnt how to make campfires, den building, survival skills and campfire cooking.

Newground provided the free childcare and paediatric first aid course for participants on the More Positive Together project as we are keen to help people who are struggling on the path to employment. We aim to provide more courses like this in the future. It is not only a good way of partnership working but it is cost effective to our clients as they don’t incur the costs for the training or childcare themselves. The feedback we had from the adults and the children was very positive and they gained new skills and developed their confidence and self esteem, while gaining an accredited qualification.

 

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