Question Q – “How do settings pay term time staff - over 12 months? Also do they pay holiday pay or not?" Answers A – “We pay our staff for the hours they work each month not pro rata. We then pay holiday pay in the summer holidays so the staff aren't ever without any money any part of the year.” A – “I work term time in a private … [Read more...] about How do settings pay term time staff?
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Question Q – "I have a nursery policy that no staff members can accept or add children's parents/carers on social media. In the past I have used disciplinary action when they have ignored this. How do other settings deal with this?" Answers A – “This is an interesting article exploring practitioners and parents being friends on social … [Read more...] about How do you deal with parents and practitioners being friends on social media?
Question Q - "If your holiday year runs from January to December can your boss (owner) legally stop you from booking holidays during the month of December if there is no other staff on leave and ratios are ok?" Answers A – “We can take holiday in Dec but Christmas week we generally take it in turns. Last year I had to work. This year I … [Read more...] about Can my manager stop me booking holiday in December?
Question Q - "I claim the two year old funding but I only claim 12 hours a week (2 days), if the nursery claims 15 hours a week from the government but I only use 12 in term time, can I use the remainder hours I should have 'left over' in summer holidays / half term hols? How do nurseries do this if they do?" Answers A – “The nursery can … [Read more...] about I only use 12 hours out of my 15 hours funding, can i use the remaining when i like?
Question Q - "Has anyone ever experienced managers making snide comments to you, putting you down or making you feel silly in front of other members of staff. I can deal with banter but sometimes it gets too much and it feels unfair. What would other people do?" Answers – A – “If you feel incredibly strongly there is always a grievance … [Read more...] about My manager is horrible to me, what should i do?
Question Q - "When it comes to the 3 year old funding of 15 hours in England, do private nurseries have the ability to place restrictions on this? For example, for each 5 hour session- a child will get 2.5 hours?" Answers – A - "You need to know what the ruling is from the authority who provide your funding. Here I'm Gloucestershire you … [Read more...] about Can private nurseries place restrictions on funding sessions?
Question Q - "I've looked online and can't find much guidance on creating a STAFF BEHAVIOUR POLICY for early years workers. Can anyone direct me to a template I can use please? I just want to make sure I've included everything I should do. Most of the things are covered in other policies but I've been asked to create a specific … [Read more...] about What should I include in a staff behaviour policy?
Question Q - "How much would managers pay a senior nursery nurse with level 3 in childcare and level 3 in nursery management to work three days a week 7.30-6.30?" Answers A - Depends if it's a private setting? You would be paid an hourly rate. I know one girl that has had 8 years commitment to a nursery and has level 3, senior … [Read more...] about What are the average wages for a senior nursery nurse?
Question Q - " I am currently working as a nursery nurse for health however i have an interview for a preschool manager job and would appreciate any tips on what i need to be reading up on?" Answers A - This article may give you some ideas and expectations http://www.earlyyearscareers.com/.../managers-interview.../ A - I would … [Read more...] about What questions will I be asked during a Nursery Manager interview?
Question Q - "My boss has given us a staff survey to do and had asked us to be honest, we know that she knows our handwriting but would you be honest on it or lie, as we know whatever is written down will come back and bite you no matter what." Answers A - I give my employees one every year and I ask them to be honest its good to … [Read more...] about Honesty on staff survey