Our Little Learners Day Nurseryhas received national recognition for going above and beyond the minimum requirements in paediatric first aid. Staff at the nursery strive to keep children safe by minimising risks and accidents with its robust processes and documentation, giving parents that greater reassurance.

Natalie Firth, our head of nursery said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded Millie’s Mark This special achievement shows how serious we are about ensuring children are safe when they are in our care. “My thanks go to everyone who has supported us during this process and we are all very much looking forward to celebrating our success.”

Little Learners Day Nursery has been awarded Millie’s Mark by National Day Nurseries Association in collaboration with Department for Education and Millie’s Trust. Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson, who tragically died as a result of choking in a nursery in 2012.

Her parents Dan and Joanne Thompson have campaigned for all staff to have paediatric first aid training and having Millie’s Mark demonstrates that nurseries have met this. In addition it shows they work hard to keep these crucial skills in the forefront of employees’ minds, so they are competent and can apply paediatric first aid in any situation.

Alan Robinson, executive principal of Doncaster Deaf Trust which comprises nursery, school and college, said: “We are very proud of our nursery team, achieving Millie’s Mark is a great achievement, it shows that all staff are fully trained in paediatric first aid and that they have reflected on their current practice to improve competence and confidence.”

Purnima Tanuku, Chief Executive of National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) adds: “Becoming a Millie’s Mark’s nursery is a clear indicator for parents that this nursery has met the highest standards and gives them the reassurance that their children are safe’.