Paediatric First Aid Update

Did you know that under new government proposals, all new nursery and pre-school staff will be required to undertake paediatric first aid training?

The new proposals will mean that newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 or 3 qualification must also hold a qualification in paediatric first aid or emergency paediatric first aid.

In addition to the new proposals which have been given a provisional implementation date of September 2016, a new kite mark style certification is to be introduced called “Millie’s Mark.” This prestigious certification will be awarded to nurseries and pre-schools who have 100% of their staff trained in paediatric first aid.

This means that parents who see Millie’s Mark at their chosen childcare facility can rest assured that those who are looking after their child have received paediatric first aid training and would know what to do in an emergency.