Millie's legacy: New award for excellence in first aid training

Mille Thompson who died after choking at nursery Credit: ITV Granada

The first nurseries in the country to train all their staff in life saving skills have been awarded a Millie's Mark in memory of a little girl from Stockport.

Elm Cottage Nursery in Cheadle Hulme received the new quality mark for excellence in paediatric first aid.

The accreditation was created by the Mille's Trust charity with the Department for Education and will be run by the National Day Nurseries Association.

Millie's Trust was set up by Dan and Joanne Thompson, after their 9 month old daughter Mille died choking on food at a nursery in October 2012.

Today's awards follow a tireless campaign by the couple to change the law to make it compulsory for newly qualified staff to be trained in life saving skills.

You can find out more about the new award Mille's Mark and courses run by Mille's Trust here