What is Millie's Mark?
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 premisies and available at all time when children are present or on outings. (DfE 2014, page 21)
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 practioners' minds so that they are confident, ready and capable.
When your setting gains the Millie's Mark accreditation, you provide reassurance for your parents that all childcare practitioners know what to do in a padiatric first aid situation.
It acknowledges that children's safety is at the forefront of your nursery's mind when you care for children.