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    Default Letter to non-working parents

    I'm sure many of you would have seen this doing the rounds.
    It was a letter sent to non-working parents about pick up times.

    I've also added a screenshot from the comments section of a post on parenting page. It clears up a few things, especially the use of the word preschool, when it is actually a long day care service.

    What are your thoughts?
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    I think it's unreasonable. They're paying for the same service as working parents and there are several circumstances where it may be necessary for non-working parents to pick up later than 4pm.

    The day care centre should be accounting for all children possibly being there until close when rostering on staff.

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    Default Letter to non-working parents

    The worst thing about all this is that it was originally posted on a private parenting group. It was then screenshot - without the posters permission - and used by k!ds.pot to write an article. Revolting behaviour. The poor mum who shared it looking for support is devastated that it's been shared in the main ****** media.

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    Wow that's terrible and really unfair. If they are not charging for the two hours and have that policy to cut costs... Maybe but to charge for two hours but not allow non working mothers to use them and worse pay extra for using them is terrible and I hope the department of fair trading or somebody looks into this and pulls up the day care....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    The worst thing about all this is that it was originally posted on a private parenting group. It was then screenshot - without the posters permission - and used by k!ds.pot to write an article. Revolting behaviour. The poor mum who shared it looking for support is devastated that it's been shared in the main ****** media.
    😮 that's poor form!
    Maybe I should delete this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    The worst thing about all this is that it was originally posted on a private parenting group. It was then screenshot - without the posters permission - and used by k!ds.pot to write an article. Revolting behaviour. The poor mum who shared it looking for support is devastated that it's been shared in the main ****** media.
    I'm kinda glad it did go public TBH but feel bad it was without the mothers permission.

    So many day cares take total advantage of mothers desperation to have their child in daycare and the lack of spots...

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    If everybody is paying the same rate for long daycare they should be able to have their child in the centre as long as they like during opening hours. It's up to the centre to sort their staffing issues.
    If there were some sort of reduced fees for parents who pick up before 4pm all well and good, but this doesn't seem to be the case?
    Just because a parent isn't working doesn't mean they don't have other commitments which means they may need longer hours: caring for elderly parents, study, volunteer work, new baby & PND. It actually doesn't matter because all parents are paying for the same hours!
    I'm on mat leave now & when baby comes I'll be getting DH to to drop off/pick ups in the early days so I don't have to leave the house.

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    Omg! I was just reading this elsewhere but the article did not have the detail about it being a long daycare centre I would doubt the accuracy of that? Preschool usually finishes at 3/4 so a letter to EVERY parent reiterating the pick up time and penalties for late pick would be no issue. I honestly cannot fathom the logic of directing it only to non working mothers. And if it's really a long day care that opens until 6pm then it's beyond disgraceful and surely illegal? I used long day for a time and always picked up my kids by about 4 but as I paid to 6pm occasionally if I needed to I would pick up later. Never ever was an eyebrow raised. If they plan on having less staff after 4pm they should offer parents the option of early pick up at a discount

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    I've missed it all but the mum is being flamed?!?
    Why? What is the issue?
    The childcare's policies are discriminatory , fraudulent and illegal.

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    Default Letter to non-working parents

    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    😮 that's poor form!
    Maybe I should delete this.
    Well it's been on national telly now

    ETA: Personally I think it's good to have it public. Why is the mum devastated it is? It is revolting bullying behaviour on her daycare providers part.... name and shame I think.
    You can't post something like this on the net- private forum or not- without the possibility of it going main******.... should of kept it off the net overwise
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