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…Continue reading "Policy Update: New Legal Expenses Insurer – ARAG"
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…Continue reading "Getting Employment Contracts Right"
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,…Continue reading "Expanding your nursery?"
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…Continue reading "How to Manage Staff During the Christmas Period"
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"
Our newest partners Hammond Raggett & Company have pulled together an assessment of the November budget. For their full budget analysis document click HERE. Delivered on a Monday afternoon instead of the traditional Wednesday, between key meetings in the Brexit negotiations and amidst turbulent times in Westminster, you could be forgiven for losing track of…Continue reading "Budget Update – A missed opportunity?"
Our friends at ServiceMaster give their advice on how best to tackle the monster tidy-up challenge of a Halloween party. Here’s their advice: Getting the Nursery Halloween Party Ready A Halloween party can be messy, get organised before the big day. A good idea to help keep your carpet clean from spilt drinks or dripping (fake)…Continue reading "Halloween Party Tricks & Tips"
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"
Several nursery group owners mentioned to me that dot2dot Insurance offers a very good service. Although we had been with our existing insurance provider for 16 years and we were happy with their service, we thought it was essential to meet Jackie at dot2dot to see for ourselves. We found that dot2dot Insurance have a…Continue reading "dot2dot Testimonial from Portico Nursery Group"
As you know earlier this year we were part of an ITN Productions programme ‘De-Risking The Future’. The feature was premiered at the BIBA conference in May. While ITN were here filming us we were also filming them and with the help of Mike from Reach Out Studios, we have produced a behind the scenes view of…Continue reading "Behind the Scenes at dot2dot"