We are aware that some clients have been having issues when trying to make BACs payments to us. This is due to the ongoing rollout of Confirmation of Payee (CoP) at UK banks; some banks have already installed this service where others are currently implementing CoP. What is Confirmation of Payee? Confirmation of Payee is…Continue reading "Paying dot2dot via Bacs?"
We’re so excited Stanmore Insurance brokers (our parent company) has been awarded the ‘Best use of Voice of the Customer’ award at this year’s Engage Awards. The Engage Awards are recognised as the only award programme to celebrate both customer and employee engagement. The ‘Best use of Voice of the Customer’ is for organisations that…Continue reading "Winners of ‘Best use of Voice of the Customer’ Engage Award 2020!"
No Deal Brexit? If there is no agreement between the UK and EU after the end of the transition period (31 December 2020), it’s likely you will need a Green Card while driving your vehicle in Europe and some other countries (Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Switzerland). You may also need an international driving…Continue reading "Brexit, Travel & Green Cards"
Outdoor activities can be even more exciting when there is a layer of frost or snow, but its always worth remembering that little people are closer to the cold-ground and may not want to stop the fun to warm up. Here are the specific forest school winter tips. Layering is key. Make sure each child…Continue reading "Winter Tips: Forest Schools"
Looking after the outside of our building is also important in colder weather. Snow is heavier than you may realise. It’s important to consider how heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures and strong wind chills might affect your buildings. For example, a 1cm-thick, 10m-square area of freshly fallen snow at 4˚C weighs around 100kg. As with most…Continue reading "Winter Tips: Outside the building"
Avoiding Slips & Trips As always, it is best to prepare policies and procedures in advance which include the completion of risk assessments, following an accident the insurers’ decision regarding whether the nursery is liable can often revolve around the quality of documentation available after the event. Everyone is aware that poor weather conditions will…Continue reading "Winter Tips, Avoiding Slips & Trips"
There are also risk inside your property to be mindful of these include: Additional Heating Sometimes the heating fails to work or can be inadequate, so if you need to use additional heaters remember they carry risks of injury or fire. Fire risks can be managed by making sure that portable heaters are never switched…Continue reading "Winter Tips: Risks Inside the Building"
Please be aware of the potential issues of the track and trace being switched on staff devices in your setting. One of our clients has had to close their setting as all of their staff were ‘pinged’ by the NHS track and trace mobile phone application. The app alerts you if you have been near…Continue reading "NHS Track and Trace and devices kept in lockers"
Webinar Recording: Practice for tomorrow If you missed the webinar, here is the recording of the session. dot2dot and Montessori Centre International (MCI) have a long history of collaboration and friendship and are pleased to come together for this webinar topic. In today’s ever-changing world, nurseries are a constant, where children are supported and are…Continue reading "Webinar Recording: Practice for tomorrow – What can Montessori offer you?"
A genuine company who cares, I did not feel like just another number to this insurance company unlike my previous provider. We are very happy with the bespoke insurance package put together for us with the benefit of added extras such as HR information. We would happily recommend Mel and the rest of the team…Continue reading "5 Star Review – Stephanie Barrett"