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to ask if you would do this.

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Whistlingwaves Tue 23-Oct-12 16:54:37

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TantrumsAndBalloons Tue 23-Oct-12 16:55:13


ThatBintAgain Tue 23-Oct-12 16:56:55

Leave your children in a playground unattended for an hour and a half?!

WileyRoadRunner Tue 23-Oct-12 16:59:24

I would imagine the school would probably have a policy of not hanging around in the playground for that long after school.

I think I would pick my child up at normal end of school time.

GrimAndHumourless Tue 23-Oct-12 17:01:28

Child needs to be collected at end of sch day regardless of need to return to premises for whatever reason

Sch should invoke child not collected policy

KittyFane1 Tue 23-Oct-12 17:09:32

No! I wouldn't leave my 9 year old kicking around on the playground on their own until 4.45. HTH.

bigsnugglebunny Tue 23-Oct-12 17:10:44

No way, it might rain, it might be cold - or the child might (if anything like mine) be ravenous and need a snack! There's also the danger that they might leave the playground and wander off, or worse, be taken.

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 23-Oct-12 17:12:02

No and our school wouldn't allow it. Child would be taken into late care but not allowed in the playground unsupervised.

NatashaBee Tue 23-Oct-12 17:12:15

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AllDirections Tue 23-Oct-12 17:13:21

No, it wouldn't even cross my mind to do it.

I also don't know anyone else who has done this either.

OddBoots Tue 23-Oct-12 17:13:25

Absolutely not.

bragmatic Tue 23-Oct-12 17:14:05

Don't think so.

PandaNot Tue 23-Oct-12 17:14:29

No. School still ends at the usual time even on parents evening.

LunaticFringe Tue 23-Oct-12 17:14:56

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fuzzpig Tue 23-Oct-12 17:15:14

No way.
What happened?

HeinousHecate Tue 23-Oct-12 17:15:26

No. I wouldn't. For a start, I doubt the school's insurance covers it and I would just not want them hanging around anyway.

Whistlingwaves Tue 23-Oct-12 17:18:43

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Whistlingwaves Tue 23-Oct-12 17:21:33

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freddiefrog Tue 23-Oct-12 17:25:34


At our school, the child would be taken to the after school club and the parent billed for it.

Obviously if a parent is held up in traffic or something they'll hang onto them in the office, but not if you're taking the piss like that.

YouOldSlag Tue 23-Oct-12 17:26:26

You did the right thing Op, I think it's awful what the mother did. If you can't find childcare, you make other arrangements, leaving them on a yard is not acceptable.

Just because teachers are in a nearby building outside school hours, does not mean they are responsible for the child.

OldBagWantsNewBag Tue 23-Oct-12 17:34:56

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Whistlingwaves Tue 23-Oct-12 17:36:48

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StaceymReadyForNumber3 Tue 23-Oct-12 17:39:47

YANBU. That poor girl, she didn't even seem to know her mum wasn't coming until 4.45 sad

fuzzpig Tue 23-Oct-12 17:41:46

That's horrible sad (her not you obviously)

Hassled Tue 23-Oct-12 17:42:52

Poor kid. I'm amazed the school were seemingly fine with it.

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