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"
Our very own Jackie Hyde featured in the Insurance Business UK’s ‘Women of Influence’ 2016 The visionary behind dot2dot Nursery Insurance and Director of Stanmore Insurance Brokers has this year made it into the list of the top 30 ‘Women of Influence’ 2016 in the Insurance Industry trade magazine, Insurance Business UK. “Insurance Business provides a…Continue reading "Jackie Hyde featured- Insurance Business UK's 'Women of Influence' 2016"
What is the Insurance Act 2015 and how will it affect me? you might ask. The short answer is: a lot. It has made significant changes to the law in relation to business insurance and applies to all policies entered into from 12 August 2016. In fact, it is the biggest change within the insurance industry…Continue reading "The Insurance Act 2015 and my nursery"
Recent press release and coverage show dot2dot do nursery insurance right! BOLTON-BASED Stanmore Insurance Brokers are celebrating after breaking the £2million mark in premiums for their specialist nursery insurance scheme dot2dot. The firm launched the enterprise back in 2003 to provide comprehensive cover and bespoke packages to the childcare sector. Since then dot2dot has grown…Continue reading "dot2dot nursery insurance break the £2m mark!"
Nurseries inevitably create a vast array of paperwork, while looking after the children in their care. So, completing the correct documentation is a necessary part of nursery life, both to comply with the sector’s regulatory bodies and as good business practice. However, it also plays a pivotal role in the defence of allegations of negligence….Continue reading "The power of words – Run a nursery? Don't use a shredder!"
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"
Nursery grey fleet management explained What is a grey fleet? Grey fleet is the term which refers to any vehicle that is owned and used by an employee for work-related travel, whether this be driving to a business meeting, visiting another site, collecting children from school or simply running errands to the post office or…Continue reading "You and your grey fleet | nursery grey fleet management"
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…Continue reading "Bolton FM Interview – EVA Awards"
Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves, and to speak and listen in a range of situations. The learning and development section of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets out the requirements that all early years providers must…Continue reading "Check out the learning and development section of the #EarlyYears Foundation Stage (EYFS) topic on Croner-i"
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…"