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. A  nursery owner sought advice following an accident when a child fell from a chair. Incident The nursery owner called our legal advice helpline and reported that…

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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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Time off for surrogate parent

Question: We have an employee who is having a child via surrogacy.  We want to support her and would like to know whether she is entitled to any time off? Answer:  Historically, while the mother acting as a surrogate would be entitled to maternity leave, your employee, as the intended parent, would not, unfortunately, be…

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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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