Millie's Mark Accredited
We’re thrilled that Creative Explorers Day Nursery and Creative Explorers Preschool are 100% Millie’s Mark Accredited
What is Millie’s Mark?
The Millie’s Mark award certifies that in a nursery (or in our case, in all our nurseries) all practitioners are fully trained in paediatric first aid and are confident enough to deliver first aid if they need to.
Millie’s Trust was set up by Joanne and Dan Thompson in 2012 after their nine month old daughter Millie tragically died from choking on food while at nursery. The organisation now campaigns to increase legal first aid requirements amongst childcare providers.
Millie’s Mark is delivered by Millie’s Trust in partnership with the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), and supported by the Department for Education.
The aim of Millie’s Mark?
The aim of Millie’s Mark is to keep children safe and minimise risk and accidents by:
- Raising standards in paediatric first aid
- Increasing numbers of paediatric first aid-trained practitioners
- Increasing confidence and competencies in applying paediatric first aid – no matter what the situation
- Enabling practitioners to respond quickly in emergencies
- Raising the quality and skills of the early years workforce and helping them with day-to-day first aid issues, such as allergies
- Providing reassurance to parents.
Why Millie’s Mark?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines only require one first aid trained practitioner to be on the nursery premises at any given time. However, we wanted to go above and beyond this requirement so our parents could have complete trust in us to keep their little ones safe and secure when they’re in our care.
The Millie’s Mark award not only requires us to have 100% of our practitioners trained, but they need to be confident to deliver first aid too. As soon as we heard about the accreditation we couldn’t wait to be involved – to ensure that we were being held to the highest possible standard, to allow us to deliver the best possible care for our children.
What this means for parents?
Put simply this means you can be confident in our promise to take the best possible care of your little ones.