After being awarded an Outstanding Menu by the Children’s Food Trust and gaining a Gold Investors in People Award in 2016, Teepee Day Nursery, Pembroke, Bracknell has done it again! On Friday we announced that we have received national recognition for going above and beyond the minimum requirements in paediatric first aid.
With robust processes and documentation, our nursery practitioners strive to keep children safe by minimising risks and accidents and giving parents that greater reassurance.
Teepee 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 early years practitioners 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.
Practitioners, children and parents celebrated their achievement and unveiled the official certificate at a special party tea celebration with the Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest Council Tina McKenzie-Boyle on 15th September.
Nicole Odell, Nursery Manager commented: “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. I would like to thank everyone who has supported us during this process and we are all very much looking forward to celebrating our success. What’s more, we are the only nursery in Berkshire to have Millie’s Mark at the moment. We are so proud of our achievement, as it really does show how hard we work.”
Purnima Tanuku, Chief Executive of National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) adds: “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 safe’.
Teepee Day Nursery would like to thank all parents and children who came along to our celebration on Friday to help celebrate our success!