Advice for looking after children & staff during the heatwave

Advice below on how to look after children and staff during the heatwave. You can read the advice from Public Health England and the MET Office including tips for Early Years managers and how to spot heatstroke and heat exhaustion in children and staff. Public Health England Plans & MET Office Heatwave Warnings The Government…

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Brrr it’s getting chilly – are you prepared for snow?

The winter months are always a concern for businesses particularly when roads and pathways become hazardous, in particular when you face snow and ice. We thought it would be helpful if we shared our experience of claims we have faced and the practical tips for protecting your nursery. Over a number of years, we have…

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30 hours, packed lunches and food allergies – are you ready?

There multiple considerations to be aware of when it comes to the 30 hours free childcare scheme. One such consideration is managing lunch and snack times. Will you be allowing children to bring a packed lunch? How do you manage allergies? We have spoken to legal advisors and they suggest: Blanket bans for health and…

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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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