Hydesville Nursery receives Millie’s Mark

Hydesville Tower School Nursery is delighted to announce it has been awarded a Quality Mark for nurseries where employees working directly with children are trained in paediatric first aid.

The ‘Millie’s Mark’ accreditation has been awarded by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) in association with Department for Education and Millie’s Trust.

Millie’s Mark is national recognition for going above and beyond the minimum requirements to keep children safe and minimise risks and accidents.

Mrs Smith, Nursery Manager, explains: “Achieving Millie’s Mark is a great achievement for our nursery, it shows that all staff are fully trained in paediatric first aid and that they have reflected on their current practice to improve competence and confidence. Becoming a Millie’s Mark’s nursery is a clear indicator for parents that Hydesville has met the highest standards and gives them the reassurance that their children are cared for to the highest standards.

“We have been working very hard to achieve this award, which acts as an indicator that we go above and beyond the minimum requirements to keep children safe and minimise risks and accidents. We are delighted that our efforts have been rewarded.”

Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson, who tragically died as a result of choking in a nursery in 2012. Her parents Dan and Joanne Thompson have campaigned for all staff to have paediatric first aid training and having Millie’s Mark demonstrates that nurseries have met this. In addition, it shows they work hard to keep these crucial skills in the forefront of employees’ minds, so they are competent and can apply paediatric first aid in any situation.