Millie’s Mark for Edgbaston Nurseries

Millie’s Mark for Edgbaston Nurseries

Two Edgbaston nurseries have been awarded Millie’s Mark for excellence in paediatric first aid.

Norfolk House Nursery, at 3 Norfolk Road and 28 Harborne Road on the Calthorpe Estate, received the Mark after training 100% of their staff in paediatric first aid. And in order to ensure that they continue to maintain the highest of standards, both establishments have committed to ongoing visits from a Millie’s Mark assessor.

The aim of Millie’s Mark is to keep children safe and minimise risk and accidents, by raising standards, increasing the number of trained practitioners, enabling staff to respond quickly in emergencies, and raising the quality and skills of the early years workforce – all whilst simultaneously providing reassurance to parents.

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

The achievement of the Mark acknowledges that staff at Norfolk House Nursery would be confident in saving a child’s life. Hayley Fox, Senior Nursery Manager, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled that both of our nurseries 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.”

Nicki Gibberson, Head of Marketing for Calthorpe Estates, added: “Millie’s Mark is an exceptional achievement for a childcare setting, as it shows they are going above and beyond caring for children. It also provides reassurance to parents that all childcare practitioners are paediatric first aid trained and competent. Both nurseries should be praised for their commitment to excellence in paediatric first aid.”

Norfolk House Nursery is one of the foremost providers of early education and care in Birmingham for children aged between three months and four years. It occupies two settings in Edgbaston, on the Calthorpe Estate, where it strives to provide each child with the very best start in life.

They are two of a number of leading education establishments based on the Calthorpe Estate, which is renowned for its early years through to further education establishments, including the University of Birmingham; a range of exceptional public and private sector schools including King Edward’s School; and numerous options for pre-school and nursery education. For further information, visit

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