Redundancy: nursery checklist

Despite most nursery settings now being open again, 1 in 5 staff remain on part or full-time furlough, suggesting that by the end of the scheme in October, we can expect a wave of redundancies; many more than we have seen across the nursery sector to date.

The COVID-19 crisis has forced many nursery settings nationwide to consider making redundancies to make sure they’re in the strongest position to survive and eventually thrive beyond the pandemic.

A survey by the Education Policy Institute and the National Day Nurseries Association found that 4 per cent of staff have already been made redundant and predicts that more redundancies can be expected.

While redundancy is never a pleasant topic, it’s certainly one that requires careful consideration and expert guidance. Our HR and Employment Law experts have put together a checklist of five of the key things you’ll need to think about before embarking upon a redundancy process. To download your free checklist, simply fill in your details in the form opposite.

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