The work’s Christmas ‘do’ is a great opportunity to celebrate a year of success and gather colleagues together in a more relaxed environment… but as an employer, how do you keep everyone happy while making sure there are no embarrassments, regrets or even disciplinaries the next day? Here are our top ten tips for hosting…Continue reading "Staff behaviour at the Christmas Party"
More and more nursery clients are contacting us to discuss their business developments. Projects often include extensions to their premises to accommodate more children, renovating properties into nurseries and in some cases building new nurseries. This is all very exciting for the clients and it is wonderful for us to observe our client’s businesses grow….Continue reading "Can we build it? … Yes, we can! Should we be building it ourselves – probably not"
Thinking of self-managing your Nursery building project? Think again More and more nursery clients are contacting us to discuss their business developments which are including extending their premises to accommodate more children, renovating properties into nurseries and in some cases building new nurseries. This is all very exciting for the clients and it is wonderful…Continue reading "Building, Extending or Renovating your Nursery? Thinking of Project managing it yourself? Think again"
Image courtesy of www.socialeurope.eu With the upcoming referendum, where British voters will decide if the UK is to remain part of the EU or to leave the EU threw up a couple of questions for us here at dot2dot nursery insurance. We thought it best to try…Continue reading "What might Brexit mean for Health & Safety in the Nursery?"
In light of the recent tragic event in Harlow, Essex. How confident are you that you are fully covered for any Health and Safety incidents in your day nursery? Tragically a 7 year old was killed a few weeks ago when a bouncy castle blew away during an event. It was widely reported at the…Continue reading "You, your staff and the new offence, corporate manslaughter"
Advice by Jackie Hyde On International Women’s Day there is nothing more important to me than to help inspire other women to take up the reigns of their own business. Over many interviews I have expressed my belief that at present, sadly there aren’t enough Women in Business. Certainly not in the insurance broking industry….Continue reading "International Women's Day | Business advice for women, by women"
The majority of nursery insurance policies include a Legal Expenses section that incorporates cover for employment disputes. However, for cover to be operative you must have followed the ACAS Code of Disciplinary Practice and Procedures in Employment or sought and followed advice from your insurers legal helpline. From our experience problems occur when nurseries have…Continue reading "Would my nursery policy provide cover in respect of employment disputes and compensation awards?"
Children with medical conditions generally have individual needs that must be identified and addressed ahead of them attending a nursery setting. A risk assessment is an ideal tool to understand the child’s requirements which will help you maintain a safe environment for that child. The document will also require you to seek guidance from all…Continue reading "Is it necessary to carry out a risk assessment in respect of a child who attends nursery with a medical condition?"
If you are a worrier, someone telling you “not to worry” is unhelpful to say the least, because a tendency to worry may be part of your personality. Worrying can be debilitating and lead to errors and mistakes, as one’s full attention is not on the task in hand, whether that is caring for children,…Continue reading "How to control the desire to worry #earlyyears"
It is worth highlighting that a nursery in Wolverhampton is being sued by the parents of a child who sustained severe injuries to her thumb, which was trapped in a door at the nursery. An Ofsted investigation has severely criticised the nursery and re-adjusted it’s rating to ‘inadequate’. As a result, the nursery lost funding…Continue reading "It is worth highlighting that a #nursery in #Wolverhampton is being sued by the parents of a child who sustained severe injuries to her thumb…"