St. Mary’s Nursery awarded ‘Millie’s Mark’

First childcare setting in town to receive endorsement 

St. Mary’s Nursery has been awarded ‘Millie’s Mark’, a special endorsement for ‘Inspiring Excellence in Paediatric First Aid’. The award confirms that the nursery goes above and beyond the national minimum requirement (of having one person with a paediatric first aid certificate in a setting) and ensures that 100% of staff are trained.

Ruth Peters, Head of Early Years explains:
“We are delighted that our commitment to paediatric first aid has been given the seal of approval by Millie’s Mark . In addition to ensuring that every single member of our Early Years Team is paediatric first aid trained, we are constantly striving to keep the course content alive”.

St. Mary’s nursery is the only childcare setting in Henley on Thames to be awarded with Mille’s Mark.

Mille’s Mark organsiers state that: “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. The achievement of the mark acknowledges that staff would be confident in maybe one day saving a child’s life if they needed to. Confidence is a key factor in the administration of first aid and Millie’s Mark allows nurseries to feel confident in their own team”.

Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson, who died after choking on food at nursery in 2012 when she was just nine months old. Read more about Millie’s legacy. Millie’s parents, Dan and Joanne Thompson, founded Millie’s Trust and have successfully campaigned for changes to first aid requirements for childcare providers.