Because knowledge alone doesn’t make a great trainer, all our courses are delivered by frontline staff. Educators with experience as Paediatric Nurses, Paramedics, Health Visitors with children of their own.
We all have a passion for teaching and sharing skills.
Child Matters, a flourishing company, delivering educational training courses for Parents, Carers, Child Care Providers, Schools and Pupils. In addition, Specialist Nursing Services to social and
Child Matters classes are taught exclusively by children’s nurses, paramedics, First Responders and staff with frontline experience in safeguarding and children’s health. Aiming to keep all the classes focussed but fun we ensure you feel confident and relaxed whilst learning often challenging topics. Our aim is that you complete our courses more knowledgeable and more confident. Giving you an understanding of why situations happen and how to manage them, will enable you to respond quickly in an emergency.
Claire Street, the founder of Child Matters is a specialist paediatric nurse. Claire qualified as a Registered Children’s Nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital London in 1998. Claire has worked continuously within roles in major London Hospitals and community settings, which included working as a Senior Sister in A&E departments. acquiring the skills to care for injured, sick and vulnerable children.
Her love for assessing and educating people have been consolidated working in community based positions, most recently with Looked After Children in London’s third largest borough. This role involved training Foster Carers and Social Workers about Basic Life Support, First Aid, Child Development and Childhood injury and illnesses. Claire’s expertise has been strengthened by the undertaking of her Master’s Degree in Child Protection and Complex Child Care at the Tavistock and Portman Centre in London.
This growing body of experience has given Claire and her team the motivation and expertise unique to Child Matters.
RN Child, DipHE, PGCert, PG Dip/MA
Our training is delivered by paediatric professionals with extensive experience of working in paediatric accident & emergency, hospital wards, clinics and the local community. In addition we have undertaken First Aid Instructor training and Safeguarding Children’s Board training. This level of training supports the development of up-to-the-minute courses with relevant material, helping to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. As parents ourselves, we appreciate the anxieties and pressures of parenthood. We bring knowledge, experience and understanding to every class, with a personal touch.
We are approved as training providers of Paediatric First Aid by The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Hertfordshire County Council Early Years Services, West Berkshire Council and several others. Our 12 hour, Blended 12 Hour and 6 hour Paediatric First Aid Courses meet criteria set by Ofsted, PACEY (previously NCMA) and Early Years Foundation Stage requirements. Paediatric first Aid courses can be delivered the next level of specialised education.
Candidates on accredited courses benefit from lots of free downloads and links. All accredited courses include a download login with free student manual, childcare accident book, child medications consent, personal medical information sheet, home emergency contact sheet and other downloads as well as free weekly video refresher emails and reminders.
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