• Luke O'Connor

Paediatric First Aid for Nurseries

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

So over the last month we have spent every weekend working with local nurseries, training their staff in paediatric first aid. This will enable them to keep the children and babies they look after safe. It also ensure that they meet the requirements for Millie's Mark.

Millie’s Mark is the gold standard in paediatric first aid for childcare providers.

Millie's legacy

Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson, pictured below, who died after choking on food at a nursery in 2012 when she was just nine months old.

Millie’s parents, Dan and Joanne Thompson, founded Millie’s Trust and have successfully campaigned for changes to first aid requirements for childcare providers.

"Millie’s Mark is our gorgeous daughter’s legacy, and to see the development of a voluntary scheme mark introduced into nurseries is an achievement not just for us, but for parents everywhere. We put our children into the hands of child carers and we expect they will be cared for in the best possible way. A setting achieving Millie’s Mark is an exceptional achievement for not only the nursery but for the children and the parents too.

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.

The teams we have been working alongside delivering paediatric first too have been very inspiring and the professionalism has shone through with these teams and we look forward to continuing our work with local nurseries.

Did you know?

- Infants are defined as being birth to one years old

-They are nasal breathers up to 6 months

-They have larger tongues

- An infants head makes up to 19% of an infants body surface at birth

Find out how this has an impact on carrying out first aid with an infant. Contact Us.

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