Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and the most recent government advice to cease all non-essential travel, our team members are now working remotely from home. We remain committed to looking after our clients during these difficult times but would ask, wherever possible, that contact is made via email to your usual contact point or to our central mailbox at childcare@poundgates.com. If you need to make a new claim or discuss an ongoing claim please email claims@poundgates.com, or if you query is accounts related please email accounts@poundgates.com.

Many of our staff are caring for their own children at home so you may receive responses from us at unusual times of the day but we will get back to you as soon as we can.

If your question is in relation to the insurance cover position for Covid-19 then please read our statement and FAQs (links below and via our News page) before getting in touch. We thank you for you cooperation and wish you the very best during these unprecedented times. Stay safe.

We deliver bespoke insurance and risk management solutions for nurseries

Our flexible products, helpful advice and first class claims service are all designed to deliver a service that goes beyond insurance cover alone - providing certainty for you and preparing your nursery for the journey ahead.

Nursery Insurance

Working in partnership with specialist education insurer, Ecclesiastical, we have used our extensive knowledge of the sector to create a bespoke nursery insurance product that is ideal for full-time day care nurseries and kindergartens. Designed...
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Risk Management

We offer a range of risk management support to our clients, including a range of helplines, access to legal documentation and much more. Click the links below to find out more: Helplines Helplines All the...
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Helplines

Your Pound Gates insurance policy includes access to a range of services and helplines. Whether you simply need to ask a question about your policy, make a claim or require advice on issues including: legal,...
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Partners & Accreditations

What our clients have to say

“Thank you for the speed and efficiency with which this has all been dealt. I am so impressed. I wish all my service providers were as efficient and friendly!”

Shrewsbury Prepatoria

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T14:02:22+00:00

Shrewsbury Prepatoria

“Thank you for the speed and efficiency with which this has all been dealt. I am so impressed. I wish all my service providers were as efficient and friendly!”
“I have used Pound Gates since I opened my new setting, my first day-care setting with no experience. When I needed advice, Henry has been swift at assistance, which has made me feel like my business matters and I’m not just another setting. Unique, understanding and helpful are three ways to describe the service I receive.”

Little Monsters Childcare

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T14:01:59+00:00

Little Monsters Childcare

“I have used Pound Gates since I opened my new setting, my first day-care setting with no experience. When I needed advice, Henry has been swift at assistance, which has made me feel like my business matters and I’m not just another setting. Unique, understanding and helpful are three ways to describe the service I receive.”
“Shirley Mills, who handles our renewals and sales is efficient and friendly, and not pushy as a salesperson. She is a pleasure to do business with.”

Claremont Day Nursery

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T13:57:47+00:00

Claremont Day Nursery

“Shirley Mills, who handles our renewals and sales is efficient and friendly, and not pushy as a salesperson. She is a pleasure to do business with.”
“Shirley Mills handled my business from quotation to policy, and was outstanding. Her level of customer service, knowledge, guidance and support she offered me was first class.”

Mulberry Roots

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T14:02:43+00:00

Mulberry Roots

“Shirley Mills handled my business from quotation to policy, and was outstanding. Her level of customer service, knowledge, guidance and support she offered me was first class.”
“My reason for using Pound Gates is based around their comprehensive cover offered; but also the personal service given by the representatives. I have dealt with them enough to trust their recommendations and know that I can rely on them to sort out the details for me.”

K&S Childcare

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T14:00:58+00:00

K&S Childcare

“My reason for using Pound Gates is based around their comprehensive cover offered; but also the personal service given by the representatives. I have dealt with them enough to trust their recommendations and know that I can rely on them to sort out the details for me.”
“We are extremely satisfied with our insurance through Pound Gates. The staff are most helpful and very knowledgeable. When we were unfortunate enough to have to make a claim, it was dealt with quickly and efficiently and with minimum disruption to the business.”

Hopscotch Nursery

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T14:00:33+00:00

Hopscotch Nursery

“We are extremely satisfied with our insurance through Pound Gates. The staff are most helpful and very knowledgeable. When we were unfortunate enough to have to make a claim, it was dealt with quickly and efficiently and with minimum disruption to the business.”
“There is always somebody to talk to and fully explain any queries I have. There aren’t frequent staff changes so feel part of the caring family.”

Edelweiss Day Care Nursery

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T13:51:59+00:00

Edelweiss Day Care Nursery

“There is always somebody to talk to and fully explain any queries I have. There aren’t frequent staff changes so feel part of the caring family.”
“Thank you so much to Craig Albon for dealing with our claim and making a stressful time so un-stressful.”

Little Gems Day Nursery

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T14:03:03+00:00

Little Gems Day Nursery

“Thank you so much to Craig Albon for dealing with our claim and making a stressful time so un-stressful.”
“After being with my current insurer for almost 22 years it is a big move, changing companies. Shirley from Pound Gates’ nursery support team rang me and had such a nice manner and was so honest, it made me think seriously. There is not a lot of difference in what it cost, but the cover is much more agreeable and practical for a nursery business. I look forward to having a good relationship with our new insurance company.”

Cherubs Childcare

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T14:00:11+00:00

Cherubs Childcare

“After being with my current insurer for almost 22 years it is a big move, changing companies. Shirley from Pound Gates’ nursery support team rang me and had such a nice manner and was so honest, it made me think seriously. There is not a lot of difference in what it cost, but the cover is much more agreeable and practical for a nursery business. I look forward to having a good relationship with our new insurance company.”
“The team are very approachable and no question is too silly. This is important for me as my business is fairly new and crazy things pop up. We have had to make a claim and it was so easy to process and quick. The service is smooth, efficient and very professional.”

Tree Tots Day Nursery

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T13:58:10+00:00

Tree Tots Day Nursery

“The team are very approachable and no question is too silly. This is important for me as my business is fairly new and crazy things pop up. We have had to make a claim and it was so easy to process and quick. The service is smooth, efficient and very professional.”

“Sian Drennhaus, who I dealt with, was wonderful, she was knowledgeable, quick at coming back to me and always makes an effort to compete and gain the business. I look forward to booking more cases on cover.”


Connect Insurance Brokers Ltd

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T13:54:46+00:00

Connect Insurance Brokers Ltd

“Sian Drennhaus, who I dealt with, was wonderful, she was knowledgeable, quick at coming back to me and always makes an effort to compete and gain the business. I look forward to booking more cases on cover.”
“I would like to thank you for the professional way in which you handled our recent claim. The money has now been paid into our account and I am able to refund the parents. Thank you for your help and for making it as painless as possible.”

Lilac Frog Nursery

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T14:01:37+00:00

Lilac Frog Nursery

“I would like to thank you for the professional way in which you handled our recent claim. The money has now been paid into our account and I am able to refund the parents. Thank you for your help and for making it as painless as possible.”
“All round good service.”

Banana Moon Day Nursery

Pound Gates
2019-07-22T13:54:20+00:00

Banana Moon Day Nursery

“All round good service.”
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Risk advice for nurseries

In partnership with Ecclesiastical Insurance, we provide a Risk Advice Library offering advice and support on a wide range of risk management subjects, from crisis management and business continuity planning to hygiene guidance and managing social media, helping you to successfully operate your nursery business. Below are a few samples. You'll find the complete suite here.
Dealing with a disease outbreak
In the event of a disease outbreak, all organisations have a key role to play in managing the risks to the health and safety of...
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Safeguarding in nurseries
Keeping children safe in childcare settings is a vitally important duty. This includes protecting them from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Given the high profile of...
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Preparing a Business Continuity Plan
Disaster strikes when you least expect it. Hopefully, a disaster will never happen, but if it does you need to be prepared so that the...
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How to keep play equipment safe
Playground equipment is provided by many organisations for use by children to help educate and entertain. This could be in schools, nurseries, care homes and...
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Tip of the Month

Keep your Risk assessments up to date.  When undertaking a new task, first carry out a risk assessment. This may prevent any incidents occurring, but should an incident occur your risk assessment may prevent a claimant pursuing a claim if it can be proved that a full risk assessment of the task had been completed. Find out more here.

Tip from Craig Albon Cert, CII – Claims Technician

Risk Management

We offer a range of risk management support to our clients, including a range of helplines, access to legal documentation and much more. Click the links below to find out more: Helplines Helplines All the...
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Advice for Making a Claim

Following an incident at your setting our priority is to ensure the process of making a claim is as simple and efficient as it can be, enabling your business to recover as quickly as possible....
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Chartered Insurance Brokers

What do you look for in your firm of insurance advisers? That it is ethical and puts your interests first? That its people are competent, knowledgeable and committed to maintaining their professional capability? Those are precisely the...
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Free Legal Documentation

Our comprehensive, jargon-free law guide will help you get to grips with business laws and regulations. And, our extensive range of easy-to-customise legal documents will help you to comply with the law and protect your...
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Crisis Communications Support

  Protecting your nursery’s reputation in the event of a crisis is critical. Our clients have access to 24-hour crisis communication support, delivered by leading public relations and crisis management experts. We live in a...
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Partners, Offers & Discounts

  Our carefully selected partners help reinforce our commitment to providing certainty for the nursery sector through products and services that deliver benefits beyond nursery insurance. Ecclesiastical – Ecclesiastical Insurance Group plc is a leading specialist...
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Safeguarding Training

  To support you and your nursery team, we are offering all Pound Gates clients a 10% discount off EduCare’s online safeguarding service that includes unlimited access to a range of safeguarding and duty of...
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Meet the Team

Our dedicated nursery team understand your business and the challenges you face. They will work closely with you to ensure that you have the right level of insurance cover to suit you. To get in...
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Contact us

 Want to know more about Pound Gates Nursery? If you have a question, or want to start a quote, complete the form and one of our helpful team members will be in touch to...
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