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Discrimination or Cultural belief?

From time to time we learn about circumstances in Pre-schools and Day Nurseries where parents are asking you to do something that makes you uncomfortable. A common one we hear of is a parent asking that you to ensure that your male member of staff doesn’t change...

Fire Safety in Day Nurseries & Pre-schools

This week we have a guest blog from Kevin Boreham, MD of Fast R Solutions in Worcester an expert on Fire Safety. Fire Safety is a big issue for any Day Nursery or Pre-school. Whilst many Day Nurseries and Pre-schools may believe that the building owner is responsible...
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...

Managing the impact of teacher’s strike action on your setting

Next Tuesday 5th July 2016, teachers who are members of the NUT may respond to their union’s call for strike action and not be in work. This may mean that schools will be advising parents in the next 24 hours if there is no school for their children on the 5th...

Can I Use Garden Leave?

Staff who are given notice of termination may not be the most motivated to continue to work. Whether they have resigned or you have dismissed them you may want to use Garden Leave.  So what is Garden Leave? You  can only use Garden Leave if its in their written terms...