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Montessori Schools Association


Arrival and Departure

Arrival

So as not to disrupt activities running in the nursery parents are asked to bring their children to the nursery between 8am and 9.30am. When arriving parents will be asked to identify themselves via an intercom system. On entering they will place their child in the care of one of our members of staff. When arriving/ leaving the premises parents will be asked to sign in and out in the log book at reception.

Departure

It is our policy that children only be released to individuals authorised by parents/ carers who are named in our records. Parents may collect their child at any time during the day.

Late collection

Any child who is collected after 6.00pm will incur a fee, as this is unfair on staff, the fee is specified in out terms & conditions.

Emergencies

If there is an emergency parents should inform the nursery as soon as possible and arrange for another named person to collect the child. If in the unfortunate event that the child is not collected by 6.30pm, we the nursery shall in the first instance attempt to make contact with the parents and then those listed on our Emergency contact records. If no contact can be made with those named, the procedure is to contact Croydon Social Services Department.

Parents are expected to update the nursery of emergency contact details, home address of the child, names, addresses and phone numbers of those collecting the child and primary carers.

Security measures

We ask parents not to open the doors to others as it is our policy for only our staff to open the doors at collection time. If staff do not recognise the person collecting the child they will ask for ID. In the event that a person has no ID , they will be checked on our records before the child is released. If a person we have not met is to collect the child on a particular day, we ask parents to ring the nursery on the same day before collection. We will ask for a description of the person collecting and exchange a password that the person collecting will tell us on arrival. If a person not recognised by staff is being seen to be behaving suspiciously we will inform the police immediately. Ensure that any new person collecting is added to our nursery records.

It is nursery policy not to allow a person under 16 to be responsible for collection.

For further protection of children and our staff the nursery is equipped with a panic a button alarm system, which will summon the police when activated.