The Old Station Nursery Bampton has been awarded a Millie's Mark for exceptional paediatric first aid.
Millie’s Mark has been awarded as a special endorsement to the nursery for going above and beyond the minimum requirements by having 100% of the staff trained in paediatric first aid. The nursery also ensures that everything learned during the course is kept alive and at the forefront of the team’s minds so that they are confident, ready and capable.
More about Millie’s Mark
Millie’s Trust was set up by Joanne and Dan Thompson in 2012 after their nine-month-old daughter Millie tragically passed away whilst choking on food at nursery.
The organisation now campaigns to increase the legal first aid requirements in all childcare settings, to ensure that every aspect of paediatric first aid training is kept alive and in the front of the minds of all staff. This ensures confidence, readiness and capability. The award, in Millie’s honour, gives parents peace of mind when choosing the right childcare setting for their child.
“Millie’s Mark is our gorgeous daughter’s legacy, and to see the development of a voluntary scheme mark introduced into nurseries is an achievement not just for us, but for parents everywhere. We put our children into the hands of childcarers and we expect they will be cared for in the best possible way. A setting achieving Millie’s Mark is an exceptional achievement for not only the nursery but for the children and the parents too. The achievement of the mark acknowledges that staff would be confident in maybe one day saving a child’s life if they needed to. Confidence is a key factor in the administration of first aid and Millie’s Mark allows nurseries to feel confident in their own team.
Our journey towards this mark has been tough, hard work and there have been many tears shed, but we are so amazingly proud that this mark is now established. We would like to acknowledge every person and every childcare establishment that has supported the petition and the development of the mark, as without your support this would not have been possible. We look forward to seeing the mark in your child’s setting very soon.” – Joanne and Dan Thompson