Infection Control in Childhood Settings

Target Audience

All staff working within childhood settings including schools, nurseries, adventure playgrounds, holiday playschemes, youth clubs, family entertainment centres and childcare provision.

Duration: Approximately 2-3 hours

Verifiable CPD points: 3

Course Aim:  To provide staff working with children with an understanding of how infections including COVID-19 are transmitted and what measures can be put in place to prevent and control their spread.

Course content :

  • Infection Prevention and Control of Germs
  • Sources of Infection
  • Susceptible People
  • Transmission
  • Common Childhood Infections and Infections In Pregnancy
  • Coronavirus
  • Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19
  • Infection Control Risk Assessment
  • Covid-19 Risks Assessment – Points To Consider
  • What to do if someone has or is suspected of having COVID-19
  • Handwashing – Clean Hands Save Lives
  • When Should Staff Wash Their Hands?
  • Teaching Children To Wash Their Hands Properly
  • Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases
  • PPE – Personal Protective Equipment
  • Cleaning Procedures
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Cleaning Facilities and Equipment
  • Cleaning Toys and Equipment
  • Nappy Changing, Potties and Toilets
  • Blood and Body Fluid Spillages
  • Laundry
  • Managing Waste Safely
  • Reporting and Recording Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Assessment and Certification

Learners are assessed through self-checks as they progress through the course and an end of course multiple choice assessment.

On successful completion, learners can download a CPD accredited certificate as evidence for their portfolio of CPD training.

Access: This online course can be completed on any PC or mobile device. Learners can study at their own pace and log in and out as often as they wish

Features: Appeals to all learning styles with interactive quizzes, video and audio features. Allows learners to work at their own pace, testing their knowledge as they progress through the course