Choking and accidental strangulation are a leading cause of death for under fours in the UK, yet 95% of adults would not know what to do in an emergency. That’s according to TV personality Dr Ranj Singh in The Northern Echo.
Dr Ranj was in Consett on Saturday to host an event at Shotley Bridge Nursery School for the unveiling of the Millie’s Mark Plaque, celebrating their commitment to having all of their 30 childcare staff members trained in pediatric first aid. By going above and beyond the legal requirements and seeing through their commitment to excellence in child safety, Shotley Bridge Nursery School have been recognized with the highly coveted Millie’s Mark seal of approval.
Recognition with Millie’s Mark means not only that all Shotley Bridge Nursery School staff are trained in Pediatric First Aid, but also that they are committed to continuous learning so that they are confident, ready and capable to administer first aid at all times.
Child safety is paramount at Shotley Bridge Nursery School. The Millie’s Mark certification means parents can be confident that their children are in a safe environment cared for by a thoroughly trained workforce who meet the highest possible standards in Pediatric First Aid.
Nursery director Laura Bowery told the Northern Echo “We want the nursery to be the best it can be and Millie’s Mark became part of that, we thought our first aid practices were good before but we are now much better and staff will have the knowledge and confidence to know what to do if a child needs help.”
Shotley Bridge Nursery School would like to extend a huge, heartfelt thank you to all of our dedicated staff, Dr Ranj, the media who covered the event, Dan Thompson and the wonderful people at Millie’s Mark and to the parents who entrust Shotley Bridge with the care of their children.
Photos courtesy of Maddy Ashworth at M Photography NCL