We are pleased to announce that we have selected leading legal expenses provider ARAG to supply quality commercial legal protection for our customers. The new cover will apply to all policies incepted or renewed from 1 January 2019. This section of our policy provides cover for: Employment disputes & compensation awards Legal defence for criminal…Continue reading "Policy Update: New Legal Expenses Insurer – ARAG"
Top Tips for Getting Employment Contracts Right Ensuring your employment contracts are right is vital to protecting your business from a potential claim. The majority of expensive employment tribunal claims come about because businesses do not have the correct documentation in place, like a written statement of main terms, an employee handbook and the correct…Continue reading "Getting Employment Contracts Right"
In the run-up to mad Friday, we thought we’d share some tips with you from our partners at Croner on how best to manage staff during the Christmas period. Staff Christmas Parties Christmas parties should be enjoyed by all who choose to attend, however, some individuals can take things too far, which is why employers…Continue reading "How to Manage Staff During the Christmas Period"
The winter months are always a concern to businesses, working with our partners at BLM Solicitors and Aviva we have pulled together the following tips and advice to help keep you, your staff, parents & children safe in bad weather. Avoiding Slips & Trips Slips and trips are the single-largest cause of accidents in both…Continue reading "Get Ready for Bad Weather"
Employees have a legal right to be absent from work for things such as annual leave and maternity leave. If they have an unauthorised absence, what should you do? Below are some key tips on how to handle some of the most common absence scenarios. Unauthorised Absence: When the employee does not turn up to…Continue reading "How to Manage Unauthorised Absences"
Croner have collated advice on how to look after children and staff during the heatwave. You can read the advice from Public Health England and the MET Office outlined below 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…Continue reading "Advice for looking after children & staff during the heatwave"
Nurseries can often struggle to find the right contractor for building improvement projects and often want advice on how to find a good builder. Our friends at the National Federation of Builders have given us some advice on how to find a good builder. We understand how hard it can be choosing a construction company…Continue reading "How to find a good builder"
If you experience heavy snow, our friends at Croner have come up with these key tips to help you. The tips are separated into: Outside your setting Inside the nursery What to do if staff can’t get into work Snow & Ice outside your setting Over a number of years, we have managed claims relating…Continue reading "The snow & your nursery"
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…Continue reading "What your insurer needs to know"
Stanmore Insurance, the broker behind Nursery Scheme dot2dot, last night was crowned ‘Schemes Broker of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Times Awards held at the O2 in London. Stanmore’s award scheme beat 11 other schemes brokers to the prize. Speaking about the event in their publication, the Insurance Times said, “The awards, celebrate the…Continue reading "We Won!!"