How do you deal with Discipline in the Workplace?

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 a number of issues. However, what happens when two…

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

UPDATE: With the party season just around the corner, we’ve spoken to the HR experts at Croner to provide a few tips to help both you and your staff enjoy the festivities. You can read the tips here  Employers can be legally liable for the acts of their employees – this is known as ‘vicarious liability’….

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You and your grey fleet | nursery grey fleet management

Nursery grey fleet management explained What is a grey fleet? Grey fleet is the term which refers to any vehicle that is owned and used by an employee for work-related travel, whether this be driving to a business meeting, visiting another site, collecting children from school or simply running errands to the post office or…

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Competitiveness in Early Years

It isn’t the winning that’s important Or is it? Over the last few years, there has been a lot of discussion in the media around competition and competitiveness, especially in schools. Some have gone as far as recommending that all schools sports should be non-competitive. This week’s feature article on the Croner-i Early years Toolkit…

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Safeguarding in Children's Nurseries – Legal Workshop

Macdonald Swan’s Nest Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon Thursday 2nd July 2015 9.30am – 12.30pm £54.00 including VAT Why should I attend? This interactive workshop, which has been created by dot2dot – one of the UK’s leading specialist day nursery insurance providers – will review the safeguarding issues involved in nursery care from the lawyers and practitioner’s perspective….

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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…

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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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Separate registration for two-year-olds to discontinue #earlyyears

Forthcoming legislation is expected to remove the requirement that schools register early years provision for two-year-olds separately with Ofsted. It is anticipated that, subject to the approval of parliament, this will come into effect in September 2015. In an open letter on reforms, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education Sam Gyimah said:…

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Separate registration for two-year-olds provision on the way out #earlyyears

The Government is putting in place legislation to remove the requirement with Ofsted that schools must register separately their early years provision for two-year-olds. Subject to the approval of Parliament, this should come into effect in September 2015. The aim is to make it easier for schools to offer early years provision for two-year-olds, whether…

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More joined-up help needed to “get it right” for families #earlyyears

The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) has published a new report claiming that families with young children are not receiving “joined-up” support from public services. Getting it Right for Families: A Review of Integrated Systems and Promising Practice in Early Years gives practical advice for local areas together with examples of how services can be integrated…

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