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She was eating a dead leaf!

She was eating a dead leaf!

Sometimes I get five minutes to myself. If I do the place I want to be is in my garden watching my two bunnies, Dyson (he hoovers up the food) and his bunny wife Truffle. I had one of those 5 minutes this afternoon and me and my coffee sat in the garden watching the...
How important are post employment confidentiality clauses?

How important are post employment confidentiality clauses?

Confidentiality… How important are post employment confidentiality clauses in Early Years? Don’t breach my confidentiality! is a plea many an employer makes when they take on a new member of staff. The question of whether employees in general should have...
Should I offer subsidised childcare for my staff?

Should I offer subsidised childcare for my staff?

One of the benefits that an employer in Early Years can offer its staff, that very few employers can offer, is free or subsidised childcare, Whilst it can be very tempting to offer free or subsidised childcare for the staff. There are couple of issues to think about...
“She wants to bring her Dad into the Disciplinary”

“She wants to bring her Dad into the Disciplinary”

From time to time, when you need to undertake a Disciplinary Hearing with a member of staff, you will be asked if they can bring someone in that is different from the work colleague or trade union representative that is covered under an employee’s right to...
How do I deal with borderline aggressive staff?

How do I deal with borderline aggressive staff?

At work, there will be times when you hire someone with qualities such as: being able to lead the team make decisions handle difficulties and they then turn out to be borderline aggressive. You wanted confidence, what you appointed was aggression.  But they were fine...