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Staff at Mama Bear’s Wellington Road nursery in Taunton can claim to be setting a new standard for safety in childcare, with the announcement that they have jointly earned the child-care sector’s gold standard in paediatric first aid, Millie’s Mark accreditation.  Read more about this story and Millie’s Trust here:

Wellington Road Nursery awarded Millie’s Mark accreditation

Staff at Mama Bear’s Wellington Road nursery in Taunton can claim to be setting a new high standard for safety in childcare, with the announcement that they have jointly earned the child-care sector’s gold standard in paediatric first aid, Millie’s Mark accreditation.

This special endorsement is only awarded to childcare providers who go above and beyond the minimum requirements by having 100 per cent of staff trained in paediatric first aid and ensuring their learning is regularly reinforced.

The announcement follows hot on the heels of Mama Bear’s first accreditation which was awarded to their Bailey’s Court nursery in Bradley Stoke, Bristol in December.

Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson, who died after choking on food at nursery in 2012 when she was just nine months old. Her parents, Dan and Joanne Thompson, are behind the successful campaign for changes to first aid requirements for childcare providers.

The scheme – delivered by National Day Nurseries Association and supported by the Department for Education – aims to keep children safe and minimise risk and accidents by increasing numbers of paediatric first aid-trained practitioners and raising their confidence and competencies in applying paediatric first aid – no matter what the situation.

Mama Bear’s nursery manager, Kerry Sturmey, said: “Obviously parents expect their children to be entirely safe in our care – and that has always been true – but for me the special importance of this award is that all our staff now have greater confidence in their own ability to confidently administer first aid when required.

“Every member of my team was first aid-trained when they joined us, but a big part of being Millie’s Mark-accredited is that there will be continual assessment to keep our accreditation current, so we will constantly be reflecting on our practice and how we can best support the health of the babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in our care.

“My staff recognise how important this is and are delighted about the ongoing element of the scheme. It means our first aid knowledge and skills will always be fresh and increases our ability to respond quickly and effectively in emergencies, and deal competently with any potential health issues in babies and young children.

It took Kerry’s team six months to complete the training, which included visits from first aid training provider, Akesis Medical Services, internal mentoring and on-the-spot training scenarios.

The accreditation process for Millie’s Mark is very comprehensive, requiring settings to have 100 per cent of staff working directly with children to be qualified in paediatric first aid. Retaining the accreditation requires them to be able to demonstrate at any time that their learning is kept alive and skills regularly refreshed.

Kerry Sturmey said: “Everybody wins. Parents have an additional level of reassurance that their child is safe in our care, and every member of my team is confident, ready and capable should an emergency occur.”

 

 

In the time it takes to read this page

you could learn enough first aid to save a life!

A blocked airway can kill someone in three to four minutes, but it can take more than eight minutes for an ambulance to arrive. So a simple procedure such as opening someone’s airway can save their life while they’re waiting for emergency medical help.

The latest government figures, from 2002, estimate 2.7 million people in the UK went to A&E because of an accident in their home.

Of these, 910,000 were aged under 16.

Sadly, almost 4,000 people in England and Wales died because of accidents in or around their home in 2004, according to the Office for National Statistics.

This means you’re more likely to give first aid to someone you know than a stranger. Knowing what to do will allow you to react rapidly if an accident does happen.

Akesis Medical Services is an innovative First Aid Training Provider with over 20 years experience.

Working throughout the South West, specialising in bringing FIRST AID to you ….. at a price you can afford!

As a Company Akesis are proud of the services we provide.  All our instructors are experienced practitioners in Emergency First Aid with course related backgrounds. i.e Industry, Childcare, Care of the Elderly, Learning Difficulties, Mental Health, Retail, Sports etc. Our courses are designed to make students think, through the use of innovative casualty simulation they are faced with ‘real life’ situations, not textbook answers.  Students leave the course competent and confident.  This provides your business with capable and empowered staff that can deal with any medical emergency, giving Managers peace of mind and your customer’s confidence.

 BENEFITS TO YOU:

Courses run at YOUR workplace at a time to suit you, weekdays, weekends or evenings

Experience and knowledge of working in course related background

Extensive experience of providing Emergency First Aid

FREE online support to prevent skill fade

Easy to book, for group booking you only pay 10% deposit, balance due on completion of course

Relaxed, friendly and fun atmosphere conducive to learning

Incident simulation to ensure quality of learning takes place

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