Kids Planet Hoylake nursery has successfully raised enough money to provide a defibrillator at the nursery that can also be used by the local community.
There are several children at the nursery who sadly suffer from severe allergies, and the team has been educating themselves on important measures to put in place.
As well as undertaking vital epi-pen training, the staff at Kids Planet Hoylake looked into where the nearest defibrillator is located in case of emergency. From this, the decision was made to try and raise enough money to install a defibrillator at the setting, which could also be used by the public.
In line with Kids Planet’s May wellbeing initiative ‘Move For May’, staff at Hoylake took on the challenge of climbing Snowdon to fundraise and were delighted to raise over £1800.
Not only was this enough to purchase and install a defibrillator, but there was even enough money left over for the nursery to put on first-aid training for parents, which will take place in October and cover common home emergencies such as choking and CPR.
All the staff at Kids Planet Hoylake are paediatric first-aid qualified and ensure they keep up to date with any changes in legislation.
Now that the unit and outdoor case have been fitted, if there’s an emergency, it can be used by the nursery as well as by the public.
Lisa Taylor, Senior Manager at KIDS PLANET HOYLAKE, said:
“I am incredibly proud of the whole Kids Planet Hoylake team who always go above and beyond expectations for the children and families in our care.
Recently, when we learnt that a defibrillator used within the first minute of a cardiac arrest can increase the person’s survival rate by 90%, it was without hesitation that we would do all we could to ensure that the nursery had this equipment close by, both for our use and, if ever needed, to aid someone in our local community.
A big well done to those who took part in the Snowdon trek. At Kids Planet Hoylake we don’t just meet expectations, we exceed them!”