Two Edgbaston nurseries awarded the prestigious ‘Millie’s Mark’ award for first aid excellence
Written by Tristan Harris on November 12, 2018
TWO Edgbaston nurseries have been awarded the prestigious Millie’s Mark award for excellence in paediatric First Aid.
The Norfolk House Nurseries on Norfolk Road and Harborne Road on the Calthorpe estate received the mark as 100 per cent of their staff are trained in first aid.
The first aid training must be maintained and the nurseries will have ongoing visits from a Millie’s Mark assessor.
Senior Nursery Manager Hayley Fox said: “We are absolutely thrilled that both of our nurseries have been awarded Millie’s Mark.
“This is a special achievement and shows how serious we are about ensuring children are safe when they are in our care.”
Nicki Gibberson, head of marketing for Calthorpe Estates, added: “Millie’s Mark is an exceptional achievement for a childcare setting, as it shows they are going above and beyond caring for children.
“It also provides reassurance to parents that all childcare practitioners are paediatric first aid trained and competent. Both nurseries should be praised for their commitment to excellence in paediatric first aid.”
The aim of Millie’s Mark is to keep children safe and minimise risk and accidents, by raising standards, increasing the number of trained nursery staff, enabling employees to respond quickly in emergencies, and raising the quality and skills of the early years workforce.
It also provides reassurance to parents.
Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson, who died after choking on food at a nursery when she was just nine months old.
Millie’s parents, Dan and Joanne Thompson, founded Millie’s Trust, and successfully campaigned for changes to first aid requirements for childcare providers.
Millie’s Mark is now known as England’s gold standard in paediatric first aid.
Visit http://www.nhnursery.co.uk for more information on Norfolk House Nursery.