Award winning nursery insurance

Stanmore Insurance offers award winning nursery insurance. On the back of winning Schemes Broker of the year at the Insurance Times Awards, Stanmore Insurance Brokers we’re invited to feature in the BIBA & ITN Productions programme De-Risking The Future. You can view the section of the programme featuring dot2dot and Stanmore Insurance here.   About the…

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HR Case Confidential – Social Networking

Social networking is now a part of everyday life, but it can catch out those employers who haven’t updated their policies and procedures to incorporate it. One recent case that the Business Support Helpline advised on involved a nursery manager who had broken the rules on the expected standards of behaviour. Tweet The helpline received…

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Bolton FM Interview – EVA Awards

We are very proud of our Director, Jackie Hyde who has been shortlisted for the Enterprise Vision Awards 2015 in the Financial Services category. Launching in 2010, the Enterprise Vision Awards aims to recognise women in business across the whole of the North West. This year’s awards will celebrate five years of remarkable talent from…

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Report shows less money spent on early years #earlyyears

A new report has shown that “real spend” per child on early years, childcare and Sure Start dropped by a quarter between 2009 and 2013. The Coalition’s Record on the Under Fives: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2010–2015, published by London School of Economics and the Universities of Manchester and York, shows a fall in spending…

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HR Case Confidential – How should we deal with a member of staff who is absent due to long-term sickness?

Croner’s team of HR advice line experts commonly receive questions from nurseries about what to do with a member of staff who is absent due to long-term  sickness. In one recent case, a Nursery Manager called the Employment Helpline asking for advice about one of their Room  Leaders who was absent from work due to…

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You were all by far and away the most professional, pro-active, helpful and friendly company that we dealt with

“As I said on the phone this morning your company has won our business it was not just given – we were considering other providers including our existing insurer, however, you were all by far and away the most professional,         pro-active, helpful and friendly company that we dealt with. We now feel confident that we…

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Case Study – free no obligation audit service by dot2dot

As someone who used an alternate insurer for the last seven years, I always had faith that their policy would cover me if the worst happened. After meeting Jackie at the NMT Nursery Agenda, she asked if she could simply look at my policies. I couldn’t have been more shocked when she revealed that my…

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How can we develop our outdoor play provision with limited space? #earlyyears

Outdoor learning is a key element of the EYFS framework and early years provisions must provide access to an outside play area wherever possible. If it is not possible, the EYFS states that providers should ensure that outdoor activities are planned and taken on a daily basis unless circumstances make this inappropriate, eg unsafe weather…

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HR Case Confidential – How much time off work is reasonable for an employee who has a sick child? #hrissue

Croner’s team of HR advice line experts have shared a recent case with us. A nursery employee, who was a mother of two, called in to ask for a day off to look after one of her children who was ill and couldn’t attend school or nursery. This in itself would not be a problem;…

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Our Customer Satisfaction Survey Results are Great! 97% Very Satisfied! Thanks! #earlyyears #insurance

Customer Satisfaction Survey Each year we distribute a customer satisfaction survey with our annual wall-planner. I was delighted with both the number of responses received and the feedback provided and wanted to share the results with you. Overall Satisfaction 97% of the respondents were very satisfied with the service we provide and 94% are very…

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