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Have you recently hired someone?

The likely success (or failure) of the relationship between your business and the new recruit often depends on the early days of their employment. Why are Inductions Important? Do not underestimate the value and importance of inductions. Inductions play a big role in a new employees’ performance and contribution to your company. It allows your…

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Challenging Ofsted Inspection Reports – Early Years:

Increasingly, providers are looking to challenge the findings of inspections and the content of inspection reports. Ofsted’s procedures for challenging inspections and inspection reports are limited and it is important that providers use these processes robustly. Following an inspection by Ofsted, the provider will receive a draft inspection report and will be given an opportunity…

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Travelling to Europe in the Car in March – you may need a Green Card

UPDATE: New advice from BBC on travelling abroad in the event of no deal Brexit   Guidance from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) is that drivers should be prepared to provide a Green Card to authorities, when driving abroad after midnight on the 29th March 2019, if there is…

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Are you following the correct disciplinary procedure?

All organisations should a disciplinary procedure with clear guidelines for managers and employees. As many tribunal cases are won due to employers not following the correct procedure, it’s more important now more than ever to ensure the correct procedures are being carried out. We have compiled key information and steps to take during your disciplinary…

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Policy Update: New Legal Expenses Insurer – ARAG

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…

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Getting Employment Contracts Right

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…

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Could your business survive the loss of a key individual? 

I am sure you have taken appropriate steps to protect your nursery business from risks such as fire, theft, accidents and claims under employment law, but have you considered the risk to your business of the loss of a key individual. It is often the case that certain individuals within a business are crucial to…

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Expanding your nursery?

Do you do your due diligence? You wouldn’t buy a house without undertaking a survey and doing some background checks and due diligence. So why would you take a different approach when expanding your nursery? In today’s fast-moving market, where acquisitions and new settings are a daily occurrence, we are seeing that in their haste,…

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How to Manage Staff During the Christmas Period

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…

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