Celebrating 100% goal for paediatric training

WorkSafe’s Paediatric instructors at Co-op Childcare have achieved a Millie’s Mark award across all 44 of its nurseries – and are the first nursery group to achieve this.


The award certifies that all practitioners working in each nursery are fully trained in Paediatric First Aid and are confident in using their skills. A dedicated team of WorkSafe instructors  have reached the 100% goal of training all of its 1,300 staff who work with children across their 44 sites. This has equated to 15,000 colleague hours committed to attaining the award.


The WorkSafe instructors have been delivering the two-day Paediatric and Early Years First Aid courses alongside regular refresher courses. The team of instructors are keen to ensure everyone can access first aid training and have developed bite-sized video training clips that can be viewed on their website.


WorkSafe Director Natalie Parsons said: “We’re thrilled that the Midcounties Co-Op Instructors have achieved this award from Millie’s Trust. It’s recognition of all the hard work and dedication the WorkSafe instructors have put into ensuring that their colleagues are all prepared and confident about delivering first aid. Congratulations to everyone involved.”


Millie’s Trust was set up in 2012 after Joanne and Dan Thompson’s nine-month-old daughter Millie tragically died from choking on food while at nursery. Millie’s Mark aims to improve first aid provision in childcare settings.


Find out more information about WorkSafe’s Paediatric and Early Years First Aid courses here.