Our latest editorial published in the NMT Magazine reviews recent court cases involving CCTV and looks at the pros and cons of installing it in your nursery. Please click below to read further and download your pdf copy. If you would like to discuss any of the points in this article or let us know your views on…Continue reading "Ceeing the point of CCTV in Nursery?"
The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has launched its third annual workforce survey and would like all early years providers to participate. Ahead of the General Election, NDNA wants feedback from those working in the early years sector on issues affecting them, such as staffing, financing and training. The Association needs respondents in order to…Continue reading "National Day Nurseries Association needs you #earlyyears"
The Case study below is based on a question asked due to an employee’s behaviour at a works party? Natasha, a Nursery Manager contacted the helpline to discuss Sam, a member of the team who had been with them for five years. Sam has been a good employee but had recently started acting very strangely….Continue reading "Can disciplinary action be taken for an employees behaviour at a works party?"
In November 2014, the Department for Education (DfE) published Keeping children safe in education: childcare disqualification requirements – supplementary advice available from gov.uk. The guidance reminded schools that, as well as their other safeguarding children duties, they must also comply with additional requirements under the Childcare Act 2006 and the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009. This…Continue reading "Some school and early years staff may be barred under new disqualification rules #earlyyears"
A Mum told how her toddler son was left blind and deaf by an attack of E.coli. Lucy Cox said little Bo, three, has to feed through a tube since he was floored by the bug. He has had 19 operations and needs dialysis treatment four times a week after he caught the infection at…Continue reading "Mum's Agony for Blind Toddler"
The early years pupil premium scheme has been kick-started in seven local authorities. Blackpool, Bristol, Cambridgeshire, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Hackney and Stoke-on-Trent have each received a share in £1 million with the hope of helping the most disadvantaged children in their areas to receive high-quality early education. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “This new…Continue reading "Early years pupil premium roll-out begins #earlyyears"
A mother whose toddler was sexually abused at a Douglas nursery has spoken for the first time about the family’s ordeal. And the woman, who can’t be named for legal reasons, has revealed how her son was denied access to counselling before his abuser was jailed. She has welcomed proposed changes to the criminal justice…Continue reading "Mum of abused boy says change the law"
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…Continue reading "HR Case Confidential – How should we deal with a member of staff who is absent due to long-term sickness?"
Ofsted has reported that most early years providers were judged “good” or “outstanding” at their most recent inspection. More than 83% of providers active on the Early Years Register at the end of August 2014 were awarded grades of either good or outstanding according to the most recent Ofsted statistics. This figure represents an increase…Continue reading "Latest from Ofsted: “sustained improvement” #earlyyears"
Councils are struggling to deliver a flagship policy to provide free nursery care to vulnerable two-year-olds because of a shortage of nursery places, a new survey shows. Under the Scottish Government policy local authorities were expected to offer 600 hours of childcare to two-year-olds from workless households by August this year. However, a survey by…Continue reading "Councils struggling to deliver on flagship nursery care policy"