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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Case Confidential – Accommodating Holiday Requests

Childcare assistants to child ratios are essential to adhere to within a nursery environment; therefore it is critical that nursery managers and owners make resource planning an essential part of their role. Balancing the need for staff to take their holiday and accommodating other unexpected absences can make this difficult to achieve as a nursery…

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Health & Safety Case Confidential – 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. One recent case that the Business Support Helpline advised on involved a child at a nursery falling from a chair. Incident The Helpline received a call from…

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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, 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 for dot2dot,…

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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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Next Generation Croner-i Early Years Toolkit

Next Generation Croner-i All dot2dot clients now have access to a new version of Croner-i Early Years Toolkit. You will continue to have access to the same great content, but there will be a new look and feel to the site. In addition Croner has improved the search functionality so that you can get to the…

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Bolton FM Interview – EVA Awards

We are very proud of our Director, Jackie Hyde who has been shortlisted for the Enterprise Vision Awards 2015 in the Financial Services category. Launching in 2010, the Enterprise Vision Awards aims to recognise women in business across the whole of the North West. This year’s awards will celebrate five years of remarkable talent from…

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Case Confidential – Recruitment

Recruitment of staff can be a time consuming activity; finding the right person with the relevant experience and qualifications who will fit in with the rest of your team can take time. It is also important to get the administration aspects of this completed in a timely matter, as one nursery manager found out to…

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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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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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