Who has been chosen to deliver Millie's Mark?

Millie's Mark - Paediatric First Aid

NDNA has been awarded a contract to deliver Millie’s Mark, the new quality mark

for nurseries where all employees are trained in paediatric first aid.

First aid teddy bear

Later this year, nurseries will be able to apply for Millie's Mark, which will be awarded as a special endorsement to childcare providers that can meet a set criteria including:

  • Evidence of needs assessment for setting staff
  • Evidence that all staff hold an appropriate in-date PFA (full or emergency) certificate
  • Evidence of classroom-based training for one-day courses.
The awarding of Millie’s Mark will be dependent on all of the criteria being met in addition to the legal requirements as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework.

These childcare providers will work to keep these crucial skills in the forefront of their employees' minds, so that they are competent and ready to act in an emergency situation.

The aims of Millie’s Mark are to keep children safe and minimise risk and accidents by:

  • Raising standards in paediatric first aid
  • Increasing numbers of first aid-trained staff
  • Increasing competency in applying first aid
  • Enabling staff to respond quickly in emergencies
  • Raising the quality and skills of the early years workforce and helping them with day-to-day first aid issues, such as allergies
  • And providing reassurance to parents.


The pilot programme is currently underway. To find out more contactinfo@milliesmark.com or call a member of the team on 01484 40 70 70 ext 236. 


Paediatric First Aid providers

NDNA do not have a preferred supplier for Paediatric First Aid training. To be eligible for Millie’s Mark all staff working directly with children must have an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate. 


Nurseries can choose which organisation they wish to provide the training. 

As part of the process for Millie’s Mark nurseries will need to complete an audit. The audit will ask what due-diligence has been carried out on the training provider, how they have chosen the supplier and what quality checks they have carried out on staff competencies.  

To find out more contact info@milliesmark.com or call a member of the team on 01484 40 70 70 ext 236. 

Orignal Source: NDNA Website May 2016

31st May 2016