MP UNVEILS PRESTIGIOUS FIRST AID AWARD FOR GOLDERS GREEN NURSERY
Conservative Member of Parliament for Finchley & Golders Green and Government Whip Mike Freer attended Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery in Golders Green, North London today to launch a prestigious national award the Nursery has achieved for going above and beyond the minimum requirements in paediatric first aid.
Monkey Puzzle Golders Green is the only nursery in Golders green that has been awarded Millie’s Mark by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) in collaboration with Department for Education and Millie’s Trust. Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson, a 9 month old girl who tragically died in 2019 while at a nursery due to choking. Her parents Dan and Joanne Thompson have since campaigned tirelessly for all nursery staff to have paediatric first aid training. Having this award means staff at Monkey Puzzle have not only demonstrated this but continually work hard to keep these crucial skills in the forefront of employee’s minds, so they are competent and can apply first aid in any situation.
Sana Foss-Smith, owner of the nursery added “Children’s safety is our utmost priority and we are thrilled to have achieved this award, giving our families that extra assurance that their children are safe in our care. I would like to thank the team for working tirelessly to put children first. I would also like to recognise our parents and families who have supported us throughout the process.”
Purnima Tanuku, Chief Executive of NDNA added: “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 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.”