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  1. How do you deal with Discipline in the Workplace?

    Posted on Friday, 5th May 2017 by Chris Park

    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...

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

    Posted on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 by Chris Park

    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...

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  3. Christmas hampers sent with love from Stanmore and dot2dot

    Posted on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 by Matt Tomkin

    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...

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

    Posted on Sunday, 27th November 2016 by Matt Tomkin

    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...

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

    Posted on Monday, 14th November 2016 by Matt Tomkin

    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...

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  6. We’re backing Bolton Lads and Girls Club for another year!

    Posted on Friday, 28th October 2016 by Matt Tomkin

    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...

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  7. What are your responsibilities to visitors of your nursery?

    Posted on Sunday, 23rd October 2016 by Matt Tomkin

    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...

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  8. The Insurance Act 2015 and my nursery

    Posted on Thursday, 6th October 2016 by Matt Tomkin

    What is the Insurance Act 2015 and how will it affect me? you might ask. The short answer is: a lot. It has made significant changes to the law in relation to business insurance and applies to all policies entered into from 12 August 2016. In fact, it is the biggest change within the insurance...

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  9. Nursery recruitment policy, Is your's legally compliant?

    Posted on Monday, 19th September 2016 by Matt Tomkin

    Is your nursery recruitment process legally compliant? Recruitment and selection is an inevitable and integral part of running any childcare establishment. Ensuring that your recruitment and selection process is legally compliant with regards to equal opportunities is always of paramount...

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  10. dot2dot nursery insurance break the £2m mark!

    Posted on Monday, 12th September 2016 by Matt Tomkin

    Recent press release and coverage show dot2dot do nursery insurance right! BOLTON-BASED Stanmore Insurance Brokers are celebrating after breaking the £2million mark in premiums for their specialist nursery insurance scheme dot2dot. The firm launched the enterprise back in 2003 to provide...

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  11. Meet the men and women who are redressing the UK’s gender imbalances

    Posted on Friday, 9th September 2016 by Jenny Hyde

    At first glance, the fact that we have a female Prime Minister again suggests that the perceived glass ceiling that women face in the political and business worlds has been shattered. However, a report recently published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies showed that gender pay gaps are still a...

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  12. Building, Extending or Renovating your Nursery? Thinking of Project managing it yourself? Think again

    Posted on Monday, 1st August 2016 by Matt Tomkin

    Thinking of self-managing your Nursery building project? Think again More and more nursery clients are contacting us to discuss their business developments which are including extending their premises to accommodate more children, renovating properties into nurseries and in some cases building new...

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  13. 5 Top tips to protect your Nursery with the heavy summer rain storms

    Posted on Monday, 4th July 2016 by Matt Tomkin

    Rain, Rain, Go Away: Nursery safety whatever the weather With June 2016 having been one of the wettest on record, this past month has not been without its challenges.  Across the UK schools were closed in the middle of exams, cars were abandoned in the street as passengers scrambled to escape...

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  14. Are you talking to your insurance adviser? The importance of this simple task

    Posted on Monday, 27th June 2016 by Matt Tomkin

    Seeking advice from an insurance adviser is not often a high priority when changes are taking place in a business. We would like to explain why this is important with the support of one of our clients, Jon Higgins from Shooting Stars Nurseries, who has a group of five settings. Jon's business...

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  15. The power of words - Run a nursery? Don't use a shredder!

    Posted on Thursday, 23rd June 2016 by Matt Tomkin

    Nurseries inevitably create a vast array of paperwork, while looking after the children in their care. So, completing the correct documentation is a necessary part of nursery life, both to comply with the sector’s regulatory bodies and as good business practice. However, it also plays a...

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