This two-day course is an essential part of being a child carer in all environments. It is also required to meet the criteria of the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) Framework for Primary Schools, Nurseries & Pre-Schools
Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson, who tragically died as a result of choking on food at a nursery in Stockport in 2012. Her parents, Dan and Joanne Thompson, set up Millie’s Trust in her name to raise awareness of safety in children.
NDNA(National Day Nurseries Association) has been working with the Department for Education(DfE) and with support from Millie’s parents in an advisory capacity, to develop and pilot a scheme for all nurseries to have 100% first aid trained staff.
Following on from their campaign, as of September 2017 all newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 and 3 qualifications must have a full paediatric first aid certificate.
Mr Sam Gyimah, Childcare and Education Minister announced at a NDNA conference that nurseries where 100% of staff hold paediatric first aid qualifications and have well-deployed first aid processes should receive a special endorsement, ‘Millie’s Mark.’
Need First Aid Training is registered with 'Millie's Mark and can provide the relevant 12-hour course over days and times that suit your business.