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First aid for nursery staff 'to be made compulsory'


Millie Thompson choked on her lunch at her nursery

Training in paediatric first aid will be a legal requirement for nursery staff in England under government plans announced following a baby's death.

Nine-month-old Millie Thompson, of Stockport, fatally choked on her lunch at Ramillies Hall School and Nursery in Cheadle Hulme, in October 2012.

A review was conducted after an e-petition was set up by Millie's mother Joanne.

She said she was "so proud" the change would be her "daughter's legacy".

Childcare and education minister Sam Gyimah announced the proposals.

He said: "Today's proposals will mean that thousands more staff will be able to respond to emergencies more quickly, making sure parents really can access the very best possible childcare choices for their families."


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