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…

Continue reading "How to Manage Staff During the Christmas Period"

dot2dot Testimonial from Portico Nursery Group

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"

Taking Action on Staff Absence

Staff absence is often a cause for concern in nurseries, particularly when it has an adverse effect on the ratio of staff to children. Poor attendance Abbie had been working for almost a year at the nursery, during that time her attendance record was very poor. The Nursery Manager, had chosen to deal with the…

Continue reading "Taking Action on Staff Absence"

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…

Continue reading "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?"

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…

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

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;…

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