Meningitis Awareness for Childcare Providers

Wednesday 12th June 2019

Although meningitis can affect anyone of any age, babies and young children are most at risk. Despite vaccines being available to protect against some types, there are still thousands of cases each year in the UK.

The Meningitis Aware Recognition Mark (MARM) toolkit has been developed to help those providing childcare to the under-5s ensure that staff, parents and carers know about meningitis.

On completion of a checklist, each provider will be awarded the MARM which demonstrates that they are:

Feedback from a setting in Cornwall:

“The website is great and provides staff with good training on recognising the signs and symptoms etc. We were able to update posters and order more cards for parents and carers. They need to know you have a policy in place to deal with sickness, illness, hospital trips etc. which all settings will have anyway. They ask about thinking of them when fund raising if you are able but there are no cost implications. It is worth doing”

Find out more and sign up to become a MARM recognised childcare provider

Meningitis Now poster - image of a child in a playroom

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