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He’s done what? When your parents harass your staff

He’s done what? When your parents harass your staff

From time to time in Day Nurseries, Pre-schools and Clubs across the land, parents do something they shouldn’t do. It’s not always clear why it happens. Could it be that the professional lines get blurred and that as the practitioners are taking such good care of the...

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...
Apprentices- The Risks if it doesn’t work out

Apprentices- The Risks if it doesn’t work out

Apprentices are very popular in Early Years and we see no reason why their popularity will wane, given the current cost pressures many settings are under. Over the past 20 years, successive governments have sought to encourage businesses to establish apprenticeship...
Stages of Discipline – A useful reminder of Disciplinary Warnings

Stages of Discipline – A useful reminder of Disciplinary Warnings

Stages of discipline- A Useful reminder of Disciplinary Warnings. Disciplinary hearings are common in many organisations. Employees are naughty and the employer feels that dealing with the misconduct formally under the Company’s Disciplinary procedure is the...
Forget the Need For Speed We Have The Need for Talk

Forget the Need For Speed We Have The Need for Talk

Workplace conversations – why they matter For some time I’ve been a firm believer that we are losing the ability to talk as managers. We want to (or some of us do), but we don’t know how, or we are worried we’ll get it wrong so we either...