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Morton Michel wins Specialist Broker of the Year!

Morton Michel are thrilled to announce that they have won the Specialist Broker of the Year category at the Commercial Insurance Awards 2016!

The Commercial Insurance Awards, hosted by CIR Magazine, are the showcase for excellence within commercial insurance. They are unique in rewarding the particular issues around the insurance of commercial enterprises, and were created to allow the commercial insurance sector to shine.

The industry turned out to celebrate the winners at the annual gala dinner on 3 March 2016 at the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair London which was hosted by actress and comedian Lucy Porter.

Morton Michel have been offering bespoke childcare insurance solutions for over 50 years and are the market leaders in the sector. They pride themselves on their dedication and service to the childcare industry.

The judging panel praised Morton Michel for all the additional support they give the childcare sector via magazines, newsletters and the many benefits of their exclusive Childcare Club.

Click here for more details or to contact Morton Michel Childcare Insurance.

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New Magazine Launch

We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new magazine and website called Early Years Childcarer, full of exciting industry insights, news, support, competitions and information for the early years sector!

The new magazine is packed full of the same quality articles, news, competitions, features and reviews that you have come to expect from a Morton Michel publication.

After speaking to our clients and surveying the readers of Home Childcarer, another of our publications which is aimed at childminders and nannies, we felt there was demand for a magazine with a wider early years scope. Early Years Childcarer will therefore replace three issues of Home Childcarer magazine in 2016.

Early Years Childcarer will be published in January, May and September and Home Childcarer in March, July and November.

Like Home Childcarer, the digital version of Early Years Childcarer is completely free to read online at www.earlyyearschildcarer.co.uk/Digital_Magazine/ and will be emailed directly to our early years policyholders.

There is also the option to subscribe to the print version for just £12.99 ex VAT or subscribe to an Early Years Childcarer and Home Childcarer magazine package for £21.95 ex VAT via EYP Direct.

Get in touch by emailing enquiries@earlyyearschildcarer.co.uk or call 020 8603 0936.

MORTON MICHEL ANNOUNCED AS A COMMERCIAL INSURANCE AWARDS FINALIST

Morton Michel is shortlisted for the Specialist Broker of the Year.

"Morton Michel is delighted to be shortlisted for this category. We have been offering bespoke childcare insurance solutions for 51 years and are the market leaders in this sector. We pride ourselves on our dedication and service to the childcare industry, and it is fantastic to have our hard work recognised by our peers in the insurance industry."
Samantha Beere, Director.

Now in their third year, the Commercial Insurance Awards, hosted by CIR Magazine, are the showcase for excellence within commercial insurance. The Commercial Insurance Awards are unique in rewarding the particular issues around the insurance of commercial enterprises, and were created to allow the commercial insurance sector to shine.

Independently judged, the winners will be announced at Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony on 3 March 2016 at the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair London.

About the Awards:

The Commercial Insurance Awards represents the pinnacle of best practice, a chance to learn from the best, a fantastic gala dinner, entertainment and the chance to network with the best of the sector from insurers, brokers and technology providers.

To find out more click here

Follow us on twitter @CIRCIAwards and #CommercialInsurance

Christmas Opening Hours - 2015/16

  • Thursday 24th Dec - Office closes at 12.30pm
  • Friday 25th Dec - Closed
  • Monday 28th Dec - Closed
  • Tuesday 29th Dec - Open as normal
  • Wednesday 30th Dec - Open as normal
  • Thursday 31st Dec - Office closes at 12.30pm
  • Friday 1st Dec - Closed
  • Monday 4th Dec - Open as normal

During closing times email enquiries@mortonmichel.com and we will get back to you once the office reopens.

December 2015

Nursery Management Today: The Insurance Grinch article - 2015/16

Yes, Christmas is the season of goodwill, says Jerry Beere, but check all those extra activities and the presents against your insurance policy.

Find out more by clicking here

December 2015

Design a Bird and Win Prizes!

Our annual design competition has proven to be a popular event within the early years sector with over 1,500 entries last year!

The theme for 2015 is birds! Run in association with Songbird Survival, this year's design competition will hopefully encourage discussions with the children in your care in regards to all things birds and nature.

The competition is open to ANYONE in the early years and childcare sector and will be split into three categories; under 5’s, 5 – 7’s and 8 – 11’s.

Both the category winning entry and the setting who sent in the winning entry will receive a fantastic prize! The individual winners prizes have been kindly supplied by EYP Direct – the one-stop shop for the early years and primary sector.

As in previous years, and due to popular demand, each child entering will receive a set of Morton Michel colouring pencils including pencil sharpener lid!

The competition closes on 13 November 2015 and the winning entries will be announced on November 23 so get designing!!

Click here for more information on how to enter and the great prizes on offer.

Childcare Club Exclusive: 30% discount on Safeguarding in Education Online Course for Nurseries

In September 2015 Ofsted significantly raised the bar where safeguarding is concerned and in response, the ChildProtectionCompany created the new Safeguarding in Education course.

Unlike other courses that focus solely on the child protection aspects of safeguarding, this course also covers a wide range of specific safeguarding risks such as child sexual exploitation (CSE), online safety and potential vulnerabilities to radicalisation.

Written specifically to meet the safeguarding needs of the educational sector, this course is an invaluable tool for leaders and managers wanting to educate staff and instil 'a culture of vigilance'.

This course will help empower your staff to identify children in the nursery at risk of exploitation, radicalisation, abuse or neglect and how to report their concerns. It will also develop staff confidence when educating children about the avoidance of potential online risks.

Safeguarding experts have designed this course to address the key points Ofsted inspectors consider when Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings and to cover key legislation including Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and inclusion of the Prevent Duty (July 2015).

Why take a range of courses, when one will do? Our course is a simple solution to your safeguarding needs, saving you both precious time and money.

The course comprises of ten modules including a final assessment to test understanding. It should take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, although it can be paused and restarted at any time. On successful completion you can download a personalised Training Course Certificate, which is valid for 2 years.

Click here to apply for your 30% discount.

October 2015

Insure your home with Morton Michel in the next 30 days and enter our prize draw for a chance to win a KINDLE FIRE HDX

Competition closing date is 20th October 2015

Morton Michel Home Insurance
Peace of Mind Cover for all Businesses

Why not let us handle your personal insurances for you. We have a varied panel of home insurers with something to suit everyone. Whether you need cover for a business from home or not – why not insure with a broker that you trust - and let us manage all of your insurance needs.

If you are running a business from your home can you be sure that your home is protected should there be any damage caused to your property as a result of your business activities?

It is important that you are covered against all types of damage to your home and contents. Our Morton Michel Home Insurance Policy will provide you with excellent cover for your buildings and/or contents (with added cover for your business from home if you need it).

Key Benefits of our Home Insurance:

  • - Working from home cover (if required) with full accidental damage
  • - Loyalty discounts
  • - Competitive premiums
  • - Excellent Claims Service
  • - Instalment facilities available
  • - Personal attention
  • - Optional Home Emergency Cover

Apply online for a quote here or call 020 3824 8475

September 2015

Childcare Expo 2015

We are proud to be sponsoring Childcare Expo again this week (Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September 2015) at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Come and see us on stand B4 to discuss all things insurance, meet Morton the Bear and for your chance to win over £100 worth of sensory products!

You can also pick up a free print copy of Home Childcarer magazine!

For the first time we will be selling our fantastic Morton Michel business stationery at our stand and attendees will benefit from exclusive discounted show prices!

Contact sheet - £3.00
Monthly planner - £3.50
Attendance records - £4.50
Receipts - £5.40
Accident/Incident - £7.50
Medication/treatment - £5.50
Child records* - £8.61
Policies & procedures - £6.50
Observations pack - £6.50
Financial records - £8.75
Childminding contracts - £13.00
Welsh childminding contracts - £17.50
Childminder daily diary - £8.30
Childminder organiser carry case* - £39.49
Complete childminder organiser with FREE ring binder* - £85.09
Nanny documents - £10.00
Nanny daily diary - £10.00
Complete nanny organiser - £25.00

* will be sold at Expo and delivered after event

For more information about Childcare Expo Coventry click here...

We will look forward to seeing you there!

September 2015

Take our '30 hours free' survey here...

We would like to know your views, and therefore invite you to participate in a short survey, which will help us to ensure we continue to meet your policy needs.

Click here to view the survey

August 2015

Nursery Management Today: Fair's fair article - 2015

Summer should be carefree, says Jerry Beere, certainly for the children, but that does not apply to organisers of special activities, who must be alert to the insurance implications.

Find out more by clicking here

July 2015

Nanny Charity Ball 2015

The Nanny Charity Ball is the first of its kind, launched by bloxhamPR as an opportunity to show recognition to the wonderful nannies, maternity nurses and childcare professionals who shape our industry. The event will be held at the Royal School of Mines Building, Imperial College London on Saturday 12th September.

Find out more by clicking here

July 2015

Childcare Manifestos 2015

With only 7 days to go until the general election, we thought it would be helpful to put together the main parties’ childcare policies, as laid out in their various manifestos.

Find out more by clicking here

April 2015

Childcare Expo London - 6th - 7th March 2015

Childcare Expo LondonAs the main sponsor, Morton Michel will be exhibiting once again at the forthcoming Childcare Expo London, at London Olympia on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March.

Come to our stand F4 to discuss all things insurance, to win a Tidy Books competition and to meet Morton the Bear!

Find out more by clicking here

February 2015

Morton Michel's opening hours over the Christmas festivities are as follows:

Wednesday 24 Dec - Office closes at 12.30
Thursday 25 Dec - Closed
Friday 26 Dec - Closed
Monday 29 Dec - Open
Tuesday 30 Dec - Open
Wednesday 31 - Office closes at 12.30
Thursday 1 Jan - Closed
Friday 2 Jan - Open

During closing times feel free to email enquiries@mortonmichel.com and we will get back to you asap.

Design a Dinosaur competition - The winning entries!

8 to 11s winning entry - design a dinosaur competitionCongratulations to Isabelle Cooper, Ruby Stanley Cardy and Sofia Streltsova for being the category winners of this year's competition.

With over 1,500 entries received, selecting the winning entries was an amazingly tough task.

A big thank you to Liz Roberts, editor at Nursery World, for being part of the judging panel.

The Design a Dinosaur competition, was in association with the Dinosaur Society.

Find out more by clicking here

November 2014

Merry Christmas from Morton Michel

Design a Dinosaur competition - The winning entries!

8 to 11s winning entry - design a dinosaur competitionCongratulations to Isabelle Cooper, Ruby Stanley Cardy and Sofia Streltsova for being the category winners of this year's competition.

With over 1,500 entries received, selecting the winning entries was an amazingly tough task.

A big thank you to Liz Roberts, editor at Nursery World, for being part of the judging panel.

The Design a Dinosaur competition, was in association with the Dinosaur Society.

Find out more by clicking here

November 2014

Childcare Expo Midlands 2014

See Morton the Bear in action at the recent Childcare Expo Midlands in Coventry.

November 2014

Morton Michel in Insurance Age

Dinosaur CompetitionA lovely feature covering Morton Michel's winning entry at the recent UK Broker Awards has recently been published within Insurance Age.

Read more...

October 2014

Design a Dinosaur competition!

Dinosaur CompetitionTo celebrate our enduring fascination with paleontology, dinosaurs are the theme of the 2014 annual Morton Michel drawing competition, following the aliens, sea creatures and bugs so popular in previous years

The Design a Dinosaur competition, run by the childcare insurance specialist in association with the Dinosaur Society, is open to all early years and childcare settings and the children they care for, with three categories: under-fives, five- to seven, and eight- to 11

Find out more by clicking here

October 2014

Morton Michel - Winner of the Schemes Broker of the Year Award!

We are extremely proud to announce that Morton Michel has won the Schemes Broker of the Year category at the UK Broker Awards 2014!

Samantha Beere at UK Insurance Broker AwardSamantha Beere, director at Morton Michel commented "We're delighted to win this award as recognition from our peers in the insurance industry of our commitment to the childcare market over the past fifty years."

"This has been demonstrated in our provision of appropriate insurance solutions at competitive premiums, our excellent record of customer service, and our willingness to go the extra mile to provide additional benefits to all of our policyholders via our Childcare Club and also our Home Childcarer and Indoor Play magazines"

Congratulations to all category winners.

Read More...

September 2014

Morton Michel shortlisted at UK Broker Awards

UK Broker AwardWe are delighted to announce that Morton Michel has been short-listed in the Schemes Broker of the Year category at the UK Broker Awards 2014!

Category winners will be announced on Friday 5th September

Read More...

July 2014

What great fun we all had at LEGOLAND!

Morton Michel at LegolandMonday 2nd June 2014 – The day the childcare sector took over LEGOLAND Windsor to celebrate Morton Michel’s 50th year of childcare insurance.


With heavily subsidised entry tickets, an estimated 6,000 childcare providers and children enjoyed a day to remember with the sun shining, meeting the Morton and Michel bears, free giveaways, a huge birthday cake and of course full use of LEGOLAND’s rides and attractions. Read More...

June 2014

Meet Morton and Michel!

Morton and Michel BearsThe Morton and Michel bears popped by to say hi on a dreary Croydon afternoon!

The handsome Morton and pretty Michel will be making their official debuts at LEGOLAND Windsor, on Monday 2nd June 2014.


Please note - The Morton Michel anniversay day at LEGOLAND Windsor is now a sell-out!

May 2014

Morton Michel wins Best Broker/Underwriter Partnership category

Morton Michel 50th logoMorton Michel won the Best Broker/Underwriter Partnership category at the recent Commercial Insurance Awards! We won the award along with our underwriters Sterling Insurance!

Click here for further information

March 2014

Morton Michel Day at LEGOLAND Windsor

Morton Michel at LegolandCome and celebrate our 50th anniversary with us at LEGOLAND Windsor on Monday 2nd June 2014.

Tickets available from only £9.99 per person (standard walk up rate £41.80/£46.80)

Click here for further information

February 2014

Morton Michel celebrates 50th anniversary

Morton Michel 50th logo Morton Michel, the leading childcare insurance provider in the UK, is celebrating its 50th year in 2014 and lining up a series of events and offers to mark the occasion including a LEGOLAND day and 50 Friday competitions.

Click here to read more

January 2014

Christmas Opening Hours

Please note the following Christmas opening hours:

24/12/2013 - Closed from 12.30pm
25/12/2013 - Closed
26/12/2013 - Closed
27/12/2013 - Open
30/12/2013 - Open
31/12/2013 - Closed from 12.30pm
01/01/2014 - Cosed
02/01/2014 - Open

December 2013

Design an Alien Competition - The winners are...

MM Design an Alien Competition Yet again we've had a fantastic response to the Morton Michel Design Competition with over 1,800 entries received!

As you can imagine, selecting the category winners was an extremely difficult task.

Congratulations age category winners Jessica Murphy, Alice Kay and Sophie Ball.

Click here to view winning entries

November 2013

Design an Alien Competition

MM Design an Alien Competition Lots of great prizes to be won!

Many children are fascinated by space, aliens and all things out of this world! Discuss and explore the endless possibilities outer space holds and get creative with the children in your care by entering the Morton Michel Design an Alien Competition!

Click here for further information on how to enter

October 2013

Autumn 2013 issue of Creative Minds out now

Autumn 2013 issue of Creative Minds Free and exclusive to Morton Michel policyholders

Containing 50 awesome activities for Autumn!

Hallowen - Firework Fiesta - Divali - Kid's Cookery - Nature Cards - Papercrafting - Early Christmas Makers - And Much More...

Great ideas for rainy days in and sunny days out!

The Autumn 2013 issue of Creative Minds is now available via www.mortonmichel.com/ChildCareClub/CreativeMinds/

September 2013

New look Morton Michel eShop!

Issue 21 - Indoor Play magazine We are delighted to announce the launch of the brand new Morton Michel eShop!

Along with a fresh new look we now have over 200 products to choose from so you will be spoilt for choice!

Morton Michel policyholders are also entitled to substantial discounts!

The new shop can be found by visiting www.mortonmichelshop.com

August 2013

Insurance for nurseries - Loss of Registration Certificate

NurseryCare insurance We are pleased to advise that the Loss of Registration Certificate cover has been extended to provide protection against a reduction in your gross revenue following forfeiture or refusal to renew your registration certificate, for up to twelve months.

Click here for further information on NurseryCare

June 2013

Morton Michel does Tough Mudder!

Tough Mudder UK logo Staff and friends of Morton Michel have registered to take part in this year's Tough Mudder UK event on Saturday 8th June to raise funds for The "My World" Centre - a support group for parents and carers of children with Autism.

Click here for further information

June 2013

Summer 2013 issue of Creative Minds out now

Summer 2013 issue of Creative Minds Free and exclusive to Morton Michel policyholders

Containing 55 inspiration ideas for crafty kids!

Father's Day - Kid's Cookery - Crafty Recycling - Games Galore - Seaside Crafts - Papercrafting Fun - And Much More...

Great ideas for rainy days in and sunny days out!

The Summer 2013 issue of Creative Minds is now available via www.mortonmichel.com/ChildCareClub/CreativeMinds/

June 2013

Win up to £2,000 worth of Nursery Insurance!

Nursery Show LogoSimply visit us on stand E34 at the Nursery Show in Bournemouth on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April for your chance to win up to £2,000 worth of nursery insurance.

Pre-register to the Nursery Show by visiting www.nurseryshow.co.uk

April 2013

Regulation Matter

Morton Michel proudly supports Regulation Matters.

Regulation Matters LogoThe campaign calls for the registration of all childcarers in the UK, so that nannies and other home childcarers are brought under the same regulatory umbrella.

Click here to follow Regulation Matters on Twitter.

April 2013

New look website for Morton Michel

We are delighted to announce the launch of the brand new Morton Michel website! Along with a fresh new look we have included some features that will make visiting the site a quicker and easier experience. Our home page cover stars are also all relatives of Morton Michel staff!

We hope you enjoy our new website and it would be fantastic if you could share it with all your colleagues and friends by clicking on the social media buttons on the top right of this page!

February 2013

Morton Michel's Survey of Childcare Professionals - The Results!

On Wednesday 30 January 2013, we asked the childcare sector - childminders, sessional preschools, day nurseries, chains, out of school clubs and nannies - for their views on the proposed changes to the childcare regulation put forward by the Children's Minister, Liz Truss. Click here to read more

February 2013

Nursery Show 2013 - Bournemouth

We are pleased to announce that Morton Michel will be exhibiting at the 2013 Nursery Show in Bournemouth.

Dates for your diary - 26/27 April 2013.

It would be great to see you on stand E14.
Visit www.nurseryshow.co.uk for further information.

February 2013

Proud sponsor of Childcare Expo 2013

We are delighted to announce that Morton Michel will, for the fourth year running, be sponsoring Childcare Expo, the event for the early years, childcare and nursery sectors.

Dates for your diary - 27/28 September 2013 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

To register your attendance and for further information visit www.childcareexpo.co.uk

January 2013