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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 representatives at Croner and they advise: Blanket bans for health and…

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Can we build it? … Yes, we can! Should we be building it ourselves – probably not

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….

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Building a strong relationship between dot2dot and the NFB

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…

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Life’s a picnic, as nursery insurer dot2dot launches its new look

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…

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How can you deal with a ‘whistleblower’ working in your employment?

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…

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How do you deal with Discipline in the Workplace?

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…

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Are you responsible for your employees’ actions outside of work?

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…

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Christmas hampers sent with love from Stanmore and dot2dot

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…

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Purchasing a nursery and TUPE regulations – How do they effect employee’s rights?

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…

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Jackie Hyde featured- Insurance Business UK's 'Women of Influence' 2016

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…

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