We are delighted to announce that the Minibugs Nurseries team at Liskeard have received 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.


Minibugs Liskeard 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.



Susan O’Neill, Nursery Manager comments: “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.”



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



Want to know more?
For more information on Millie’s Mark view their website www.milliesmark.com


National Day Nurseries Association is a national charity representing children’s day nurseries

across the UK, giving them information, training and support, so they can provide the best

possible care to young children. NDNA is the voice of the sector, an integral part of the lives of

nearly one million children and their families. Visit www.ndna.org.uk