Could your business survive the loss of a key individual? 

I am sure you have taken appropriate steps to protect your nursery business from risks such as fire, theft, accidents and claims under employment law, but have you considered the risk to your business of the loss of a key individual. It is often the case that certain individuals within a business are crucial to…

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Expanding your nursery?

Do you do your due diligence? You wouldn’t buy a house without undertaking a survey and doing some background checks and due diligence. So why would you take a different approach when expanding your nursery? In today’s fast-moving market, where acquisitions and new settings are a daily occurrence, we are seeing that in their haste,…

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Is your visitors’ book GDPR Compliant?

One thing you may have overlooked in the build-up toward GDPR is your visitors’ book. The visitor book most likely sits in your reception day-in-day-out and is full of easily accessible personal information. Anyone coming into your business can take a quick peek at who’s been there before them.   With a traditional visitors’ book,…

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Award winning nursery insurance

Stanmore Insurance offers award winning nursery insurance. On the back of winning Schemes Broker of the year at the Insurance Times Awards, Stanmore Insurance Brokers we’re invited to feature in the BIBA & ITN Productions programme De-Risking The Future. You can view the section of the programme featuring dot2dot and Stanmore Insurance here.   About the…

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What your insurer needs to know

What should you tell your insurer? In our latest article for Nursery Management Today, we outline the key changes that you need to communicate. You might forget your keys, what you went to the kitchen for or even your wedding anniversary. However, when it comes to your business, there are some things you might forget…

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Get your mental health 5-a-day #Children’sMentalHealthWeek

Let’s talk about the mental health of children in your care. Our friends at myHappymind have written the blog below to benefit the mental health of children in your setting. Help you and the children in your care get your 5 a day for mental health. Most of us have been affected by mental health challenges in…

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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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CCTV and your nursery

How it can protect you and those in your care with CCTV CCTV is now becoming much more than protecting your business in respect of theft. It is important for nurseries to consider the benefits in protecting the children in their care, their staff and safeguard their business. Placing cameras outside a property may seem…

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Can we build it? … Yes, we can! Should we be building it ourselves – probably not

More and more nursery clients are contacting us to discuss their business developments and project management. 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…

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