Life’s a picnic, as nursery insurer dot2dot launches its new look

As the UK’s leading provider of nursery insurance, dot2dot bring tailored protection and peace of mind to clients across the country. Established in 2003, dot2dot are a trusted brand within the nursery sector. Their focus on understanding the specific insurance needs of early-years providers, has resulted in them being the number one choice, for 1700…

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How can you deal with a ‘whistleblower’ working in your employment?

How can you deal with a ‘whistleblower’ working in your employment? Is it right to dismiss them for disclosing information about other members of staff? Croner-i can help… Workers who make ‘Protected Disclosures’, otherwise known as ‘Whistleblowing’, are protected from dismissal and/or suffering a detriment by the employer because they made a disclosure. However, for…

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How do you deal with Discipline in the Workplace?

How do you discipline two members of staff, who are at different levels within the business, for the same alleged offence? Croner is here to help you… When employers are considering appropriate disciplinary sanctions to impose on their employees, they should always act reasonably and consider a number of issues. However, what happens when two…

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Are you responsible for your employees’ actions outside of work?

UPDATE: With the party season just around the corner, we’ve spoken to the HR experts at Croner to provide a few tips to help both you and your staff enjoy the festivities. You can read the tips here  Employers can be legally liable for the acts of their employees – this is known as ‘vicarious liability’….

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Case Confidential – Accommodating Holiday Requests

Childcare assistants to child ratios are essential to adhere to within a nursery environment; therefore it is critical that nursery managers and owners make resource planning an essential part of their role. Balancing the need for staff to take their holiday and accommodating other unexpected absences can make this difficult to achieve as a nursery…

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Legionella and Your Nursery: What Should You Do?

Legionnaires’ Disease might not be common in the UK, but it is a potentially deadly condition nevertheless, and a threat that needs to be taken seriously. According to data from Public Health England, there were 331 confirmed cases officially reported in 2014, with men accounting for more than two-thirds of this number. What is legionella?…

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Defibrillators in nurseries: will your public liability insurance be affected?

The subject of defibrillators in schools and nurseries is one that has been gaining momentum over the past few years, with campaigners up and down the country calling for them to be mandatory. Dot2dot nursery insurance was recently contacted by one of its clients who asked about the insurance implications of installing a defibrillator on…

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Bolton FM Interview – EVA Awards

We are very proud of our Director, Jackie Hyde who has been shortlisted for the Enterprise Vision Awards 2015 in the Financial Services category. Launching in 2010, the Enterprise Vision Awards aims to recognise women in business across the whole of the North West. This year’s awards will celebrate five years of remarkable talent from…

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National Day Nurseries Association needs you #earlyyears

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has launched its third annual workforce survey and would like all early years providers to participate. Ahead of the General Election, NDNA wants feedback from those working in the early years sector on issues affecting them, such as staffing, financing and training. The Association needs respondents in order to…

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Can disciplinary action be taken for an employees behaviour at a works party?

The Case study below is based on a question asked due to an employee’s behaviour at a works party? Natasha, a Nursery Manager contacted the helpline to discuss Sam, a member of the team who had been with them for five years. Sam has been a good employee but had recently started acting very strangely….

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