Millie’s Mark

Millie’s Mark

Do you work in the early year’s industry? Are you in a position where you are responsible for the safety of young children? If so, talk to Orchid Risk now as we provide paediatric first aid training courses that are fully approved by Millie’s Mark. From nursery workers to teaching assistants. From childminders to school teachers. Orchid Risk are the best choice for first aid courses.

Approved paediatric first aid training courses

When working with children, you must be prepared for anything. Quick thinking can be the difference between life and death. From a choking incident to anaphylactic shock, knowing what to do when an emergency arises is crucial. Here at Orchid Risk, our paediatric first aid training programmes have been developed in-line with the framework set out by Millie’s Mark.

Our skilled instructors will teach you the skills and knowledge that you will need to tackle any emergency. If you would like to know more about Millie’s Mark or our paediatric first aid courses, read on below.

What is Millie’s Mark?

Millie’s Mark was founded to improve upon the standards that currently exist Millie’s Markwithin early year’s environments. These guidelines require only a single paediatric first aid certificate holder to be present in a setting where children are being cared for. However, any childcare provider that chooses to have all of their staff fully trained will receive the Millie’s Mark accreditation.

This accreditation is only awarded so long as this training is kept up-to-date and all staff members receive it. By having this accreditation, you are demonstrating to your parents that every step is being taken to keep their children safe.

How can Orchid Risk help?

At Orchid Risk, our two-day paediatric first aid course has been developed with meeting the standards set out by Millie’s Mark in mind. Attendees of this course will receive extensive training and participate in a variety of exercises designed to test their knowledge. Each of our instructors has been fully trained and certified to guide you from start-to-finish.

Throughout the course, you will cover a broad range of areas such as providing emergency care to treat a wide array of injuries. To remain fully compliant with Millie’s Mark, we will teach you how to manage the following:

  • Burns or scalds
  • Issues affecting the ears, nose and eyes
  • Electric shock
  • Exposure
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Cuts, grazes, bumps, etc.
  • Poisoning
  • Shock
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Anaphylaxis

Spot the symptoms

As well as treating injuries, the Millie’s Mark accreditation requires that each member of your team be able to respond to specific scenarios by identifying the symptoms. From treating unresponsiveness (while breathing and not breathing normally) to dealing with external bleeding or a foreign body airway obstruction. At Orchid Risk, our paediatric first aid training course ensures that you know exactly what to do.

Specialist care

When working with children, you may find yourself with a duty of care to a child that has a pre-existing illness. More often than not these illnesses require managing and some can even flare up requiring immediate intervention to bring back under control. As a young child cannot manage their illness, it is the responsibility of the first aider to do so on their behalf.

At Orchid Risk, our paediatric first aid courses cover a variety of common illnesses and how to manage them both day-to-day and in a crisis. As part of the Millie’s Mark accreditation, you’ll gain an insight into illnesses that include:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Sickle cell anaemia

If you’re interested in applying for a place on our paediatric first aid course, simply let our team know. Our courses are priced at £149 (excluding VAT) for 2017 making them the most competitively priced around.

Why should you choose Orchid Risk?

Here at Orchid Risk, we have many years of experience and a stellar reputation as a well-established global risk consultant. From superyacht security in a hostile environment to ultra-affordable training programmes, our team are committed to providing you with a forward-thinking approach. In order to meet the standards set out by Millie’s Mark, our paediatric first aid training courses are delivered in-line with Pearson Edexcel – the leading authority on awarding qualifications.

As a company, we invest heavily in our recruitment and training programmes. Our team are sourced from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a whole multitude of skills to the table. From providing armed transit protection to tackling sensitive political issues, our experts can turn their hand to almost any scenario.

Plus, all of our training courses are taught by trained instructors all of whom hold full qualifications in their chosen field. Whether you’re looking to enrol yourself or your team on our paediatric first aid training course, you won’t find a more comprehensive or affordable programme anywhere else.


So, if you’re looking to gain the Millie’s Mark accreditation for your premises, get in contact with Orchid Risk now on +44 (0) 1202 692250 and enquire about our courses.