September 2003

Andy Duxbury

dot2dot nursery insurance launched

With the tagline ‘nursery insurance in safe hands’

September 2003

Danny Hoyles

1st Strategic Partner – Specialist Safeguarding Solicitor

We discovered that there was a lack of support for nurseries in the event of a safeguarding claim so we teamed up with Clyde & Co to provide expert support and guidance.

November 2003

Jenny Hyde

Over 100 new clients

Delighted that 140 nurseries have signed up with dot2dot nursery insurance in such a short time after launching the brand.

December 2003

Craig Wilson

Achieved £100,000 Gross Written Premium

In our first quarter dot2dot have achieved over £100,000 gross written premium.

September 2004

Paperchain Newsletter

1st Paperchain Newsletter

We launched our annual newsletter Paperchain so share news with clients. In this first edition we outened the story so far our latest partnerships and launched a competition to name our bear.

November 2004

NMT Awards 2004

We attended our first NMT awards

Teh awards had been launched in 2002 so we were delighted to be apart of a new awards programme honouring the amazing work of the sector we work with.

December 2004

Name our Teddy

We launched a competition to name our teddy bear. we had lots on entrried and fianlly settled on Stanley

February 2005

NMT Magazine

1st Featured in the NMT Magazine

In 2005 our relationship with the NMT Magazine continued to grow as we had our first A featured in the pages of this leading industry publication.

May 2005

Our 1st Exhibition

Jackie attended The Early Years & Primary Teaching Exhibition .

July 2005

We were runners up at the 2005 Insurance Age Awards

November 2005

Our 1st NMT Editorial

‘Is your nursery adequately protected against loss?’ is featured in the magazine.

January 2007

Zurich Insurance

We changed the insurer backing dot2dot to Zurich

December 2007

1st Wallplanner

Our 1st dot2dot wallplanner

An instant hit our wallplanner is a client favourite.

January 2012

New & Improved policy wording

We launched updates to our dot2dot policy wording

Improvements included the inclusion of Directors & Officers Liability cover, Engineering breakdown and Employee Dishonesty.

September 2015

£2 Million Gross Written premium

January 2015

Selecetd Aviva as our new insurer to back the dot2dot nursery insurance scheme.

As the UK largest general insurer, they are a great fit for dot2dot.

January 2016

Jenny Hyde

Jenny Hyde promoted to Scheme Manager

After joining dot2dot after university Jenny has worked her way up to now managing the dot2dot scheme.

August 2017

New dot2dot website

We launched the new dot2dot website

Our new website gave customers access to our blogs and strategic partners.

November 2019

We Won!!

Stanmore Insurance, the home of the dot2dot nursery insurance scheme is named Schemes Broker of the Year

May 2018

De Risking the Future ITN

dot2dot featured in ITN ‘De-Risking the Future’

dot2dot and our client Kids Allowed were featured in a dedicated ITN production for the BIBA 2018 Conference

September 2018

£2.5 M GWP


Jenny promoted to Associate Director

Jenny promoted to Associate Director

Jenny Hyde becomes Associate Director of Stanmore Insurance / dot2dot nursery insurance

March 2020

National Insurance Awards 2020

Stanmore/ dot2dot win Schemes Broker of the year 2020

June 2020

dot2dot on ITV News

As lockdown measures are eased, some children in the North West are back at nursery. dot2dot feature in the report.

September 2020


December 2020

Engage Award 2020

Engage Award Winner

Stanmore / dot2dot wins Best Use of Voice of the Customer

October 2021


March 2022

National Insurance Awards 2022

National Insurance Awards Winner 2022

Stanmore / dot2dot named National Insurance Awards – Schemes Broker of the Year 2022

October 2022


October 2023