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Km293 Wed 01-Nov-17 15:50:26

My daughter has been attending nursery for the last 18 months. Her hours are 7.30 to 17.30 three days a week. I have always dropped her off from 7.25 onwards so that I can hand over to the staff & get her settled before I leave at 7.30. She is normally collected by 16.30.

I have been informed that she is now not allowed into the premises until after 7.30. Am I wrong to think this is yet another way for nursery to take less responsibility as they are responsible from 7.30 not 7.35 when I leave?

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Migraleve Wed 01-Nov-17 15:57:51

No. You are wrong to arrive at 7.25 when she starts at 7.30

HSMMaCM Wed 01-Nov-17 16:19:37

If you are contracted from 7:30, then that's when you should arrive.

Yerazig Wed 01-Nov-17 17:26:19

No your in the wrong. If the hours are from 7.30 then that is when you should enter the building.

Yerazig Wed 01-Nov-17 17:27:29

And take less responsibility because they don’t want you coming in any earlier then the stated opening hours? hmm

Marmite27 Wed 01-Nov-17 17:29:52

I don’t see the problem if you’re not leaving until after her start time.

Our Nursery it’s a staff one, but run by a big national chain, are quite happy for us to be early - not that we ever are grin

PotteringAlong Wed 01-Nov-17 17:31:04

You're definitely in the wrong here! My children's nursery opens at 7.30. I get there at 7.30. Do you rock up at Sainsbury's and get pissed off that they haven't opened early so you can do your shopping and be ready to pay at opening time too? Apologise gracefully and start dropping her off on time.

Marmite27 Wed 01-Nov-17 17:32:11

Though we arrive early it’s after opening time - what time do they open? I can see why they’d be annoyed if they don’t actually open until 7:30am

Dizzywhore Wed 01-Nov-17 17:33:25

Your wrong!

Wolfiefan Wed 01-Nov-17 17:33:44

Her care starts at 7:30. I'm surprised they open the door to you before then.

Caulk Wed 01-Nov-17 17:35:29

After 18months, does she still need five minutes of settling?

ReturnfromtheStars Wed 01-Nov-17 19:21:10

Why not change her hours 7:15 to 17:15 if you need to rush in the mornings and she is collected early anyway.

NerrSnerr Wed 01-Nov-17 19:22:36

YABU. If her hours are from 7.30 she should arrive at 7.30.

2014newme Wed 01-Nov-17 19:23:39


bookgirl1982 Wed 01-Nov-17 19:30:18

Our nursery doesn't open the doors to the rooms until 7.30.

Moonflower12 Wed 01-Nov-17 20:34:09

If they don’t open until 7.30 they aren’t insured to take her in before that. And if they open before 7.30 they probably don’t have the correct amount of staff in place to be in the correct ratio before your daughter is contracted to arrive. They could be closed down by OFSTED for being out of the legislated ratio.

Goldenbug Thu 02-Nov-17 09:40:37

All the staff think you're quite annoying. Please stop it. They open at 7:30, not before.

Sirzy Thu 02-Nov-17 09:42:49

The next shift of staff probably comes in at 7.30 so they don’t want children arriving early as it messes up the ratios.

Your booked from 7.30 so arrive at 7.30

Lozmatoz Thu 02-Nov-17 09:44:04

They don’t start until 7:30, you should wait until that time. They probably have a lot to do before all the kids arrive and maybe team meetings/briefings etc.

RatRolyPoly Thu 02-Nov-17 09:51:22

What are you doing for five minutes? "Hello, here's child" <<kiss, cuddle>> "Bye bye child!", then you're out the door! I know some kids do need more than that, but it's not for the nursery to have to let you do that on their premises before they're even open I'm afraid.

insancerre Thu 02-Nov-17 12:25:56

The staff won't be getting paid till 7.30 so they are working for free

bumpysleighride Thu 02-Nov-17 12:34:18

We’ve had a message about this at DS Nursery (not me, I always drop on time or late blush) it’s to do with having the right ratio of staff to children, they’ll have their staff rota organised around the times you’re contracted too. You may only see it as 5 minuets but it makes a difference to them. As someone else said if you’re collecting Early can you drop off earlier? Otherwise you’ll have to talk to your work about moving your start time.

Notthisagainnow Thu 02-Nov-17 12:36:23


She starts at 7.30. You get there at 7.30.

Why do a 5 minute drop off anyway? We just go in, put his coat on the peg, I tell his keyworker how he's slept and I give him a kiss goodbye. What else is there to do confused

hiyasminitsme Thu 02-Nov-17 12:39:57

Doors open at 7.30, plan to be away within 5 minutes after that. Doors don't open at 7.25. YABU.

insancerre Thu 02-Nov-17 12:45:37

Legally they are responsible from the time she enters the nursery, and if that time is before the nursery opens and rhevataff actuallyvstart work, then there could be legal implications ion the event of an accident or incident
The insurance company may not cover them if they are providing care outside of their normal hours

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