Cm query. I normally don't mind if parents are a bit late picking up, i prefer them to text so i don't worry, but they often don't. Generally I don't mind within reason but I think they now all know that I'm quite laid back so don't think twice about being late. However we are going away for the weekend this weekend, bit of a last min thing. I only have 1 mindee on fri and we really want to leave as soon as we can after he is picked up so I really want his mum to pick him up on time. I am not expecting her to come early or anything, although that would be great, just not be late. Do you think it would be reasonable to ask her make sure she is on time?
Thank you, reading my post back it does sound a bit silly doesn't it. Of course she has no right be be late. I think I might say something along the lines of...." Are you ok to make sure you are here by x o'clock today as we are going away for the weekend and need to get going" I'm sure she will be fine about it. I must say something otherwise if she is late I will be peed off which wouldn't be fair if she didn't know.
I would be stood outside with the child and bags ready to hand them over, I did this to parents that were getting late I bundled them in the parents car saying I had to be gone, they soon got the message and were fine with it.
in september send a newsletter out with new news etc and add that due to insurance purposes from now on all parents must pick up no later than the aggreed time on the contracts failer to do so will incur a ££ charge
Agree - don't ask her, tell her. You're the one in charge here!
You don't have to be unpleasant about it, just say something along the lines of "Oh, on Friday I will be going away. I have a plane/train/coach (whatever!) to catch, which means that I need you to be here on time."
I would also call/text her a couple of hours before the end of the day to remind her.
Ok, sounds like I am being far too soft. Instead of imposing late charges, I think I will ask mum if she would like to book me for half and hour longer each day as she seems to find it tricky to get here on time.