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She wants to take 6 months unpaid leave

She wants to take 6 months unpaid leave

From time to time, employees will make requests that you need to consider before you say yes, or before you say no. Here’s a podcast from our archive that explains what to do when you receive a request from an employee to take 6 months unpaid leave from work for...
How to take statements in an investigation

How to take statements in an investigation

We are often asked about whether there’s one particular way to take statements from work colleagues when conducting an investigation into allegations of misconduct on Early Years settings. The truth is there is no one way that you need to adopt, the best way is...
Fired for putting disabled daughter first

Fired for putting disabled daughter first

In a unusual case at Employment Tribunal, a Belfast mother has won a disability discrimination case against the community advice centre that employed her. Maria McKeith was awarded £19,000 in compensation after she successfully brought a claim against her employer,...
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...
The malicious complaint to Ofsted by a staff member

The malicious complaint to Ofsted by a staff member

It can be very stressful being an Owner/Manager of a Early Years’ setting. Rarely is it more stressful than when you learn from Ofsted that a staff member has made a malicious complaint about you to them. This is incredibly common. When someone wants someone to...