Polam Nursery awarded Millie’s Mark

This term has been cause for celebration as we announced that our Nursery has been awarded ‘Millie’s Mark’, a Quality Mark for nurseries awarded by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) in association with Department for Education and Millie’s Trust. This makes Polam the only childcare provider in Bedford with this endorsement.

Millie’s Mark is named after Millie Thompson who died after choking on food at a nursery in 2012 when she was just nine months old. Millie’s parents, Dan and Joanne Thompson, founded Millie’s Trust and have successfully campaigned for changes to first aid requirements for childcare providers.

Over the past 18 months we have been working hard to achieve this award, which acts as an indicator that we go above and beyond the minimum requirements to keep children safe and minimise risks and accidents. We are delighted that our efforts have been rewarded and that we have achieved this very special award.

Achieving Millie’s Mark is a very special achievement for us and one that we are immensely proud of. And although we are now an official Millie’s Mark awarded nursery our hard work of continuously developing our quality care and education will not stop, as it is crucial that we maintain the criteria over its three years lifespan before re-assessment.

For more information about what that means visit www.milliesmark.com

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