Health & Safety Case Confidential – dot2dot Guidance following an accident at nursery

Accidents in the workplace are adverse unplanned events that can lead to injury or ill-health. Certain accidents must be reported to the Health and Safety Executive by law.  Croner recently advised a nursery owner following an accident when a child fell from a chair. Incident The nursery owner called Croner and reported that a child had fallen…

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Family Friendly Report Card: Government could do better #earlyyears

The Family and Childcare Trust has published its 2014 Family Friendly Report Card, and there’s room for improvement. It takes a close look at how well families are supported by the Government and is “the only annual assessment of how family friendly the UK is”.  It includes factors such as: financial resources work-life balance essential…

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Childcare loans could get parents back to work, says BCC #earlyyears

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) suggests childcare loans could be the answer to getting people back to work after having children. In Business Manifesto 2014/15: A Business Plan for Britain the BCC says the UK is at “ a fork in the road” where, over the next five years, the choice is either a…

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Withdrawal of Nursery's Partnership Status Sparks Backlash from Parents

A group of outraged parents say the decision to strip Pinocchio’s Nursery of its partnership status has been motivated by cynical cost-cutting measures. Two weeks ago, East Dumbartonshire Council opted to withdraw the funding partnership with the Bishopbriggs nursery, sparking anger amongst parents. In a letter to the Herald, they say they are concerned about…

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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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Fab testimonial from Stephen Webb! Director at Safety Assured Limited aka @FingerProtector

There are many companies that purport to be corporately responsible because it looks good to be seen as responsible. In reality I have found most fail to live up to their claims. My company culture and ethic is in everyway different because it is based upon providing only genuine fit for purpose safety products, solutions…

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