Oct 11, 2017
Henbury Acorns awarded Millie’s Mark
Congratulations to Acorns Henbury Hill House who have today been awarded Millie’s Mark. Millie’s Mark is an exceptional achievement for a nursery, as it shows they are going above and beyond minimum requirements in keeping children safe.
Millie’s Mark provides reassurance to parents that all childcare practitioners at their child’s nursery are paediatric first aid trained and competent.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines, which childcare settings in England are required to follow, currently state that just one person with a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present or on outings. (DfE 2017, page 22)
Millie’s Mark will be awarded as a special endorsement to childcare providers that go above and beyond these minimum requirements by having 100% of staff trained in paediatric first aid, and also ensuring that everything learned during the course is kept alive and in the forefront of practitioners’ minds so that they are confident, ready and capable.
Currently Millie’s Law has been established just in England, but the team behind Millie’s Law intend to roll it out in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland too.
For more information: Millie’s Trust