Clarence House Chatteris awarded Millie’s Mark
We are extremely proud of the team at Clarence House Chatteris for being awarded the prestigious Millie’s Mark. Manager Lee-Ann commented that “Millie’s Mark is an exceptional achievement for any nursery, as it shows they are going above and beyond minimum requirements in keeping children safe. I would just like to thank all the team for the effort they put in to achieving this award and we will continue to ensure that we are always improving where we can”.
Millie’s Mark is named after 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 successfully campaigned for changes to first aid requirements for childcare providers.
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.
Millie’s Mark is 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.
“When your setting gains the Millie’s Mark accreditation, you provide reassurance for your parents that all childcare practitioners know what to do in a paediatric first aid situation. It acknowledges that children’s safety is at the forefront of your nursery’s mind when you care for children.”
To find out more about Millie’s Mark click here.