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Calculating Holidays for Term Time Only Staff in Early Years

It seems like holiday season is always upon us these days. For many early years’ settings calculating entitlement is an added pain. When calculating holiday for anyone its very important to remember 2 important principles: Be prepared to show you workings out,...

Is it reasonable for staff to remove cat poo?

Here’s an interesting question.  Is it reasonable for staff to remove cat poo from the garden of a day nursery, pre school or club that they find on their daily pre use inspection? It’s at this point I would normally say it depends what’s on your job...

So Sorry Can’t Come Back From My Holidays On Time!

Over the years we’ve had a few of these ‘stories’. Ranging from people genuinely caught up in Volcanic Ash to not quite so believable tales of people’s car awaiting parts in the South of France. In your handbook you should have a section on...

Maternity – Are you aware of the rules?

Whilst pregnancy can be common to most workplaces, employers in childcare do seem to have more than most. There are client’s I’ve visited that have more than one worker pregnant at a time, as you can imagine, I don’t take a seat, and definitely...