What your insurer needs to know

What should you tell your insurer? In our latest article for Nursery Management Today, we outline the key changes that you need to communicate. You might forget your keys, what you went to the kitchen for or even your wedding anniversary. However, when it comes to your business, there are some things you might forget…

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Ten tips for dealing with an underperforming employee

Every manager hopes that all employees will perform satisfactorily in their roles 100% all the time, but there will be occasions when performance falls below an acceptable standard. Early action is the best policy, rather than waiting and hoping that things will improve. They rarely do, and delay just makes subsequent interventions more difficult. Val…

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Cost of cyber security breaches doubles

The rising costs of malicious software attacks and staff-related breaches highlights the need for companies to take action, Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said at the recent Infosecurity Europe event. He was speaking at the launch of “The Information Security Breaches Survey 2015”, which has been prepared for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills…

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HR Case Confidential – How should you deal with the behaviour of staff that has a negative impact on the nursery setting and prompts a parent to request a change in key worker?

Croner’s team of HR advice line experts have shared a recent case with us: The background A nursery owner recently contacted the helpline to discuss the behaviour of a member of staff. Joey was a room leader at the nursery; he completed his child care qualifications at the setting and had worked there for 12…

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Would my nursery policy provide cover in respect of employment disputes and compensation awards?

The majority of nursery insurance policies include a Legal Expenses section that incorporates cover for employment disputes. However, for cover to be operative you must have followed the ACAS Code of Disciplinary Practice and Procedures in Employment or sought and followed advice from your insurers legal helpline. From our experience problems occur when nurseries have…

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