We've been awarded Millie's Mark!
Our most exciting news of the week... We've been awarded Millie's Mark, a Quality Mark for nurseries and preschools where all employees working directly with children are trained in paediatric first aid and go over and above the the EYFS requirements for First Aid. This has been awarded by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), in association with Department for Education and Millie’s Trust.
This really is something to shout about - Kempshott and Hatch Warren Under Fives are currently the only preschools / nurseries within a ten mile radius to have achieved this!
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. (DfE 2017, page 22) 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.
Huge, huge, huge well done to our amazing team!