Budget Update – A missed opportunity?

Our newest partners Hammond Raggett & Company have pulled together an assessment of the November budget. For their  full budget analysis document click HERE.  Delivered on a Monday afternoon instead of the traditional Wednesday, between key meetings in the Brexit negotiations and amidst turbulent times in Westminster, you could be forgiven for losing track of…

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Welcoming Children With Heart Defects or Feeding Issues into your Setting

Every day approximately 12-15 babies are born in the UK with a heart defect (CHD). For many babies, their condition is a minor problem which either doesn’t need any treatment or can be successfully corrected with surgery. Unfortunately, there are a small number of children who have more serious heart conditions or a major heart…

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You, your staff and the new offence, corporate manslaughter

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…

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5 Ways in which cyber crime could affect your nursery

Cyber crime in a nursery – What could happen? Cybercrime is now beginning to cause major consequences for small business, including Nurseries, as the cost to the UK economy is now estimated at £27bn per year according to a government report “the cost of cybercrime”. The dot2dot parent company Stanmore Insurance Brokers have now dealt…

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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…

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…

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Pensions, Latest Advice From Dot2Dot and Croner-i #earlyyears

Are you confident that you can explain the new pension arrangements to your staff? Employees need to be clear about the change from Stakeholder Pensions to auto-enrolment into NEST Pensions, as well as their entitlement to the basic State Pension. Croner have now added a Pensions Training Presentation to the topic on Pensions. You will…

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Complaints; Croner-i Early Years Management Toolkit for dot2dot Includes the Latest Ofsted Complaints and Concerns Proceedure

Providers are required by law to have in place a written procedure for dealing with concerns and complaints from parents and carers, and to keep a written record of any complaints and their outcome. Provisions should encourage parents and carers to share any concerns they may have, as dealing with a complaint at an early…

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#NMT Awards 24 November 2012 Nursery Personality of the Year winner Chaz Kerr picture @RoarieTreetops #RT

This was the 4th time we have sponsored the Awards and it is always a great pleasure to be part of such a fabulous event that recognises the achievements of people working within the children’s nursery sector. This year we were again sponsoring Nursery Personality of the year. Congratualtions to Chaz Kerr from Treetops Nurseries…

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The latest update on Croner-i Early Years Management Toolkit for #dot2dot is about the Grants that are available and how to apply

As you will know Grants are sums of money given by grant-giving organisations and the choice available is vast. Who can apply and how, can also be very complicated, needing many questions answered and forms filled in, and usually to a specific deadline. Amounts on offer also vary from £100 to many thousands. The topic…

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Summer Fun

As the weather starts to improve, we know that thoughts naturally turn to summer trips, fetes and carnivals or you may be considering an open day. However, don’t forget in all the excitement to think about your insurances. Days Out Regardless of whether you are taking the children on an organised trip to an attraction…

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