posted by lynzi-pond
April 26, 2022
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We're pleased to announce that we've been awarded the paediatric first aid accreditation ‘Millie’s Mark this spring, following a period of training.
Millie's Mark 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.
Our Nursery is the third CC Nursery group setting to achieve the accolade this year, alongside our sister sites: the Pump House Day Nursery in Brentford and Wendover Day Nursery in Aylesbury.
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 Tanya Garrett said: “As a team we’ve been collectively working towards this award and are thrilled to have now achieved Millie’s Mark.
“It was important to us as a Nursery to be fully-equipped to respond to an emergency. Millie’s Mark has given our team the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to feel assured in dealing with a number of situations; both at work and as importantly, in their personal lives.
“We’re extremely proud to be able to display Millie’s Mark at The Marston.”