Course Description – Risk Assessment for Early Years

This course is aimed at everyone working in Early Years settings including childminders and nursery staff.

Duration: Approximately 1 to 2 hours

Access: This online course can be completed on any PC or mobile device. You can study at your own pace, and log in and out as often as you wish

1. Appeals to all learning styles with interactive quizzes, video and audio features
2. Allows learners to work at their own pace, testing their knowledge as they progress through the course
3. Provides a very thorough resource for those with English as a Second Language

Assessment: Continuous self-checks throughout the course (100% pass mark required to progress to next lesson) and an end of course multiple choice test with a 70% pass mark

Certification: On successful completion, learners can download a CPD accredited certificate as evidence that they have passed the course

Verifiable CPD points: 1

View Sample Lessons – these will open in a new window:
Introduction – The importance of risk assessment
Step 1 – Identify the hazards
Step 3 – Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions

Learning Outcomes in line with EYFS guidelines

At the end of the course the learner should be able to:

  • understand the role and responsibilities of the first-aider
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • understand the importance of risk assessment
  • identify hazards and evaluate risk
  • describe how to carry out a risk assessment
  • explain the review process

Course content

  • The importance of risk assessment
  • Responsibilty for carrying out risk assessments
  • The 5 steps of risk assessment
  • Step 1 – Identify the hazards
  • Step 2 – Decide who might be harmed and how
  • Step 3 – Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions
  • Step 4 – Record your findings, develop an action plan and put it into action
  • Step 5 – Regularly review your assessment and update, if necessary
  • Ofsted Inspection and Risk Assessment
  • Focus on the risks of slips, trips and falls