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"
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!!"
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…Continue reading "Brrr it’s getting chilly – are you prepared for snow?"
The dot2dot team had a great time catching up with our strategic partners last week at the 1st annual dot2dot partner meet-up. We discussed the key challenges the sector and highlighted the threats and opportunities that 2018 will bring. We heard from each of our partners on what they do to support dot2dot clients, their 2017 success stories and…Continue reading "1st Annual dot2dot Partner Meet-Up"
Stanmore Insurance Brokers has been named a finalist in the Broker of the Year award scheme organised by the Insurance Times. The Insurance Times Awards are one of the most coveted accolades within the insurance industry and Stanmore is absolutely delighted that their children’s day nursery scheme dot2dot has been recognised for its ongoing success….Continue reading "The Insurance Times Awards …we’ve been shortlisted!!"
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 representatives at Croner and they advise: Blanket bans for health and…Continue reading "30 hours, packed lunches and food allergies – are you ready?"