At Hatch Warren Under Fives we work hard to ensure that our staff are trained to the highest possible levels so that we create high standards of education and care for our children. As part of our commitment to providing the best care possible, we have recently applied for Millie’s Mark – the gold standard in early years first aid. The aims of Millie’s Mark are to keep children safe and minimise risk and accidents by raising standards in paediatric first aid; increasing numbers of first aid-trained staff; increasing competency in applying first aid; enabling staff 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; and providing reassurance to parents.
The rigorous application process for Millie’s Mark takes three to six months and involves intensive support from a mentor, completion of an audit, risk assessment and spot checks.
We are very excited about our application and will keep you updated with our progress!