What is Millie’s Mark?
Millie’s Mark is a certification awarded to nurseries who ensure all of their staff are fully trained in Paediatric First Aid.
Millie’s Mark is delivered by Millie’s Trust in partnership with the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA). Millie’s Trust was set up by Joanne and Dan Thompson in 2012 after their nine-month-old daughter Millie died after choking on food at her nursery. The trust campaigns vigorously to increase first aid requirements for childcare providers nationwide.
Why Millie’s Mark?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines require just one first aid trained person to be in attendance at a nursery at any time. This is where Millie’s Mark goes above and beyond with their own requirements: All of the staff at each nursery need to be trained and confident in Pediatric First Aid in order to become Millie’s Mark certified. This means parents have peace of mind that their children are in safe hands at all times.
Shotley Bridge Nursery School places child safety and wellbeing above all else, and have successfully committed themselves to rigorously training all staff to in Pediatric First Aid. In recognition of this, they have now been awarded Millie’s Mark, attesting to their commitment to the highest possible standards
“Children are the most important people in the world and because of this we strive to achieve the highest standards possible in all that we do. We always try to be at the forefront of best practice in childcare and education and so we felt it was vital to have ALL of our staff properly trained in first aid. We continually evaluate our first aid procedures as well as staff confidence, and this is always on the agenda at our meetings in order to keep our knowledge and training fresh and
up to date.”
Mrs A.Young & Mrs. L. Bowery, Directors of Shotley Bridge Nursery School
Becoming Millie’s Mark Certified
Shotley Bridge Nursery School got involved with the Millie’s Mark program in January 2018. After a successful panel review in October 2018, they were officially awarded Millie’s Mark in November 2018.
The hard work of the staff at Shotley Bridge Nursery School to become Paediatric First Aid trained means parents can rest assured that help is always on hand in case of accident or emergency.
What this means for Shotley Bridge Nursery School
As always, child safety is paramount at Shotley Bridge Nursery School and now they are Millie’s Mark certified, parents can be confident that their children are in a safe environment surrounded by a competently first aid trained workforce.