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Sorry I can't do any links for some reason at the moment - but the PLA have issued their update today and it says ​

all newly qualified level 2 and 3 early years practitioners will need to hold a Paediatric First Aid certificate to be included in ratios, the government has confirmed.


what about 'unqualified staff' who are counted in ratio? does this mean that they don't need to be trained?! I would of thought any staff in an ideal world should be trained but certainly any staff 'in ratio' should definitely be trained, no matter what their qualification?

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A new initiative to help improve paediatric first aid training in early years settings has been launched by Education and Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah, in memory of a 9-month-old girl who tragically died in 2012.

Millie Thompson passed away after choking on her lunch while at nursery in Stockport. Since her death, Millie’s parents Joanne and Dan have campaigned for a new ‘gold standard’ certificate to be created in recognition of early years childcare providers that train all their staff in paediatric first aid, going above and beyond the minimum legal requirements.

The quality mark – which has been developed by the Department for Education (DfE), National Day Nursery Association (NDNA) and the Thompsons – will be known as ‘Millie’s Mark’ and is to help give parents assurance that every staff member that cares for their child is trained in these important, life-saving skills. Nurseries will be able to apply for the mark later on this summer


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