posted by lynzi-pond
April 28, 2022
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We're proud to share that we've been awarded the paediatric first aid accreditation ‘Millie’s Mark’ following a period of training.
The accreditation lasts three years and is awarded by Millie’s Trust, a charity created in memory of Millie Thompson, who died after choking on food at a Nursery in 2012, when she was just nine months old.
Millie’s parents Dan and Joanne Thompson founded Millie’s Trust and have campaigned successfully for changes to First Aid requirements for childcare providers.
We're celebrating achieving this award alongside our sister sites: the Marston Day Nursery in Bedfordshire, Pied Piper Nursery in Glasgow, and The Pump House Nursery in Brentford who also achieved the award this year.
According to the Millie’s Mark website, “Millie's Mark is awarded as a special endorsement to childcare providers in England and Scotland that go above and beyond minimum requirements by having 100% of staff trained in paediatric first aid.”
Our Deputy Manager Emilie-Louise George said: “Our team have worked incredibly hard over the last year to achieve Millie’s Mark
“It’s brilliant to know that our team have the essential skills, knowledge and confidence to be able to deal with any issues we’re presented with, and a great comfort to parents too. It’s also great to have transferrable life skills which could also prove useful one day in our personal lives.
“We are extremely proud to be able to display Millie’s Mark at our setting.”