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Can my staff member stay off as long as she likes

Can my staff member stay off as long as she likes

We were asked by one of our customers whether their staff member could stay off work for a long as she liked. There is a perception that when an employee is off sick that they have the right to be off work. Here is our podcast on how you can manage employees on long...
She keeps checking her mobile phone

She keeps checking her mobile phone

What do you do when a member of your staff keeps checking their mobile phone? This is not an uncommon problem in nurseries but there is no justification for someone to be walking around the room with their mobile phone, you should have a mobile phone policy in place...
How to deal with unreasonable behaviour

How to deal with unreasonable behaviour

Unreasonable behaviour should be able to be tackled within Early Years settings.  It is important to remember that there are different levels of unreasonable behaviours, you may have to ask yourself whether you are being sensitive or whether someone else would also...
My supervisor is on a power trip

My supervisor is on a power trip

This is a situation we have come across quite regularly.  Sometimes nursery workers are promoted to room supervisor positions, only for the employer to find that they are not the best at managing people.   Here is our podcast on how to manage your room supervisors if...
She attends when she wants

She attends when she wants

What do you do when you have a staff member who only attends work when they want to?  It is not uncommon to experience this situation with either young employees or new starters.   Here is our podcast on what you can do to deal with this situation, should it arise...