As the latest in a long line of partnerships with other leading organisations, dot2dot Director Jackie Hyde is proud to be working with the National Federation of Builders (NFB). Here she explains why this is such great news for nurseries. “In the years since I first founded dot2dot, I’ve got to know a great deal…Continue reading "Building a strong relationship between dot2dot and the NFB"
As the UK’s leading provider of nursery insurance, dot2dot bring tailored protection and peace of mind to clients across the country. Established in 2003, dot2dot are a trusted brand within the nursery sector. Their focus on understanding the specific insurance needs of early-years providers, has resulted in them being the number one choice, for 1700…Continue reading "Life’s a picnic, as nursery insurer dot2dot launches its new look"
How can you deal with a ‘whistleblower’ working in your employment? Is it right to dismiss them for disclosing information about other members of staff? Croner-i can help… Workers who make ‘Protected Disclosures’, otherwise known as ‘Whistleblowing’, are protected from dismissal and/or suffering a detriment by the employer because they made a disclosure. However, for…Continue reading "How can you deal with a ‘whistleblower’ working in your employment?"
How do you discipline two members of staff, who are at different levels within the business, for the same alleged offence? Croner is here to help you… When employers are considering appropriate disciplinary sanctions to impose on their employees, they should always act reasonably and consider a number of issues. However, what happens when two…Continue reading "How do you deal with Discipline in the Workplace?"
Employers can be legally liable for the acts of their employees – this is known as ‘vicarious liability’. For this to happen the employee’s conduct usually has to be part of their course of employment, but what happens if the conduct relates to a work social event? Can and how should you discipline them? Background…Continue reading "Are you responsible for your employees’ actions outside of work?"
Christmas hampers provided for the neediest families in Bolton. For the 3rd year in a row Stanmore Insurance brokers and dot2dot nursery insurance have had the honour of providing Christmas hampers to 10 families local to us here in Bolton with a massive food hamper each to help them celebrate Christmas as a family and…Continue reading "Christmas hampers sent with love from Stanmore and dot2dot"
Where a transfer of a business takes place which retains its identity and the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) apply, this can bring with it issues with complying with the TUPE Regulations, particularly if an employer does not want an employee to transfer over to them. Richard was buying another nursery…Continue reading "Purchasing a nursery and TUPE regulations – How do they effect employee’s rights?"
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"
dot2dot Nursery Insurance is backing BLGC For another year dot2dot Nursery Insurance has renewed our patronage of the local kid’s charity Bolton Lads and Girls Club. We’re proud to announce this extension of the partnership we’ve built up over the years. We continue to support the club dot2dot over the years have provided various initiatives…Continue reading "We’re backing Bolton Lads and Girls Club for another year!"
When a visitor enters your nursery you have responsibilities to adhere to, below we discuss some of these: The Croner Health & Safety Advice Line recently received a call from a nursery regarding their responsibilities and duties towards visitors. Advice The Helpline advisor acknowledged that nurseries have to be welcoming places for legitimate visitors with…Continue reading "What are your responsibilities to visitors of your nursery?"