The daycare centre I used to use asked for a guideline of the hours you would utilise the centre.
Whilst I don't condone it, and don't believe she should be charged unless it's after closing time, I do understand what they mean. They have carers working different shifts and ratios to be kept. If they have someone working say 7-3 and then another worker 8-4 then that's 2 workers down and they could be down on ratio and then get in big trouble.
What they did was wrong. It really is a staffing issue not a SAHP issue.
My childcare is quite large and have quite a few staff. They have lots of staff that only work a few hours that help with staffing. Also the kids rooms come together after a certain time. So there is less staff so enough to cover all the kids.
So, definitely the mother should not be flamed. And they cannot be charged late fees for that.
@atomicmama can you pm me the link to the page? Can't seem to find it curious to read more
The daycare my children have attended is a LDC, one of the rooms for 4/5yr olds is called the 'preschool room' perhaps thats why the note mentions preschool.
My DS attends daycare on fridays. We have to 'elect' the approximate hours our child will be using the centre so they can assure staff/child ratios. You can adjust these at any time
Little Miss Sunshine (12-10-2016)
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