HPPN has gained the Millie's Mark accreditation!
HPPN has been awarded Millie’s Mark by National Day Nurseries Association in collaboration
with Department for Education and Millie’s Trust. This is national recognition for going above and beyond the minimum requirements in paediatric first aid. With its robust processes and documentation, the nursery staff strive to keep children safe by minimising risks and accidents and giving parents that greater reassurance.
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.
We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded Millie’s Mark. This is a special achievement and shows how serious we are about ensuring children are safe when they are in our care.
Purnima Tanuku, Chief Executive of National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) says: “Achieving
Millie’s Mark is a great achievement for the nursery, 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. 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