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Helping nurseries comply with 'Millie's Law'

Monday 26 September 2016 1.26pm

Nursery assistant playing with childHoople has launched a new Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid course to help pre-school and nursery settings comply with new legislation, nicknamed ‘Millie’s Law’.

This legislation, which is effective from September 2016, has been introduced as a result of a campaign led by Joanne and Dan Thompson.  Their daughter, Millie, died tragically on her third day at a Stockport nursery in October 2012 after a choking incident. 

‘Millie’s Law’ requires all childcare Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications to now include paediatric first aid training.  In addition, all newly qualified staff with these qualifications must complete additional training in emergency or full paediatric first aid.

Nurseries or pre-school settings who have  100% of their staff trained in paediatric first aid will be able to display a new kitemark, 'Millie's Mark'. This will help to reassure parents that their child is safe and being cared for by knowledgeable and appropriately trained staff.

Ali Chambers, Senior Manager (Workplace Learning and Support Services) at Hoople says: “In response to Millie’s Law, we have added an emergency paediatric first aid course. We hope it will be welcomed by our customers and helpful to them as they seek to comply with this new legislation. This can be delivered at times to suit the needs of the nursery in order to reduce any impact of staff being taken away from the workplace for the training."

Hoople’s one day Emergency Paediatric First Aid course complements its existing two day full Level 3 Paediatric First Aid course.  Learners who are required to fulfil the full first aid requirements set out by the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) will still need to undertake the two day programme. However, the one day programme is ideal for anyone who works with or comes into contact with infants and children in their working or voluntary roles. It is also ideal for parents and families with young children.

For further information, please call our Training and Education Centre on 01432 383500 or get in touch.