Monkey Puzzle Sidcup has been successful in gaining the gold standard award in Paediatric First Aid, a new quality Mark. The Millie’s Mark Award is endorsed by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) in collaboration with Department for Education and Millie’s Trust.
Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson, a 9 month old girl who tragically died in 2012 whilst at nursey due to choking. Her parents since campaigned for all nursery staff to be paediatric first aid trained.
We have worked strategically to ensure that all of staff are not only trained but are providing us information on their confidence in various areas of paediatric first aid. We then support the areas staff need more confidence in through staff training and fortnightly case studies and quizzes. We have been able to provide exemplary training through improving our own qualification in this area. Davinder as one of the owners has not only gained a Level 3 in Paediatric First Aid but has completed her own train the train qualification. This together with her qualified teachers’ status and BSc (Hons) has enabled her to continually support staff to demonstrate efficiency in these crucial skills.