"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 will be 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."
Day Care at St Martin's completed all the requirements of the Millie’s Mark Award thanks to the hard work of Jess and the team. We were awarded the mark in the Summer of 2018.
This confirms that all practitioners have achieved their level 3 Paediatric First Aid and have the confidence and knowledge to deal with accidents and emergency situations at work.
We have worked hard to achieve this accreditation so that parents can have confidence in our staff’s abilities.