posted by lynzi-pond
June 17, 2022
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We've been awarded the paediatric first aid accreditation ‘Millie’s Mark’ following a period of training – the first Nursery within a Glasgow postcode to achieve this qualification.
The accreditation, which lasts three years, 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 pleased to be the sixth of CC Nurseries' settings to achieve the accolade this year, with The Marston Day Nursery in Bedfordshire, Wendover Day Nursery in Aylesbury, Pump House Day Nursery in Brentford, The Murrayfield Nursery in Edinburgh, and Big Bird Nursery in r also achieving the award.
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 Nursery Manager Carrie Lloyd said: “We’re extremely proud to be the first Nursery within a Glasgow postcode to achieve the prestigious Millie’s Mark.
“Ensuring our team are confident in dealing in with an emergency, should the situation arise, is so important and it’s been a great opportunity to work together as a team and learn a vital new skill which is not only essential to our working lives, but our personal lives too.
“We’re extremely proud to be able to display Millie’s Mark in our Nursery setting."