The Government has pledged to produce guidance on paediatric first aid training in nurseries and also hold a national review on mandatory training, after MPs debated the issue at Westminster Hall.
The debate was triggered by an e-petition signed by 103,031 people, following the death of nine-month-old Millie Thompson, who choked to death on her lunch at Ramillies Hall School and Nursery in Cheadle Hulme.
At the inquest into her death, the coroner said no one was to blame but recommended that all nursery practitioners should be trained in first aid.
Millie's parents, Joanne and Dan Thompson, are now campaigning through their charity Millie’s Trust, to have it made law that everyone working in a nursery must be trained in paediatric first aid.
Currently regulations set out in the Childcare Act 2006 state that at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings.
At Silks Farm Nursery it is already our policy to ensure that all of our nursery staff are trained in paediatric first aid and we run a compulsory annual refresher courses for all staff.
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