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Policies & Procedures


Arrival & Departure

8am
Parent/ Carers are asked to hang their child’s coat/shoe bag/carrier bag containing their wet weather gear in the community centre coffee lounge on the coat pegs provider by Buttercups.  Please place your child’s lunch box on the trolley provider.
You will then enter Buttercups by ringing our doorbell.

Please be aware that if you arrive later than 8.50am you will need to follow the procedure for 9am arrival.

9am
Parent/Carers are asked to hang their child’s coat/shoe bag/carrier bag containing their wet weather gear in the community centre coffee lounge on the coat pegs provider by Buttercups.  Please place your child’s lunch box on the trolley provider.
Parent/Carers are asked to wait in the foyer for Buttercups door to open at 9am

We would like to ask all Parent / Carers to ensure that they arrive by no later than 9am so that we can commence our day at 9.10am.

1pm
Parent/Carers are to enter the community centre garden by the side entrance and are asked to wait behind Buttercup’s fence until their child is greeted.  The wooden double gates will be un-locked at 12.55pm.
Parent/Carers are asked to leave their child’s coat on, as they will be staying out to play (winter months).
Parent/Carers are asked to hand their child’s water bottle to a member of staff.
Parent/Carers are then asked to take their child’s shoe bag / carrier bag / yellow/blue bag to the community centre coffee lounge to place on their child’s peg.   

We would like to ask all Parent / Carers to ensure that they arrive by no later than 1pm so that we can commence our day at 1.10pm.

NB The garden gate will be locked by 1.10pm, if you arrive after this time please return to Buttercups main door and ring the doorbell to make yourself known.

At all times Parent/Carers are encouraged to:

o    Help their child place their book bags and water bottles in the boxes provided inside the classroom.
o    Help to settle their child before saying good-bye.  Some children can find this a very stressful time therefore please speak to your child’s key/co-person for any help or ideas you might need with this matter.
o    If you wish to speak to your child’s key-person or manager(s) please inform the member of staff on the door.

Departure Procedures

1pm & 3.30pm
Parent/Carers are to enter the community centre garden by the side entrance and are asked to wait behind Buttercup’s fence (1pm) or inside garden (3.30pm) until their child is handed over.  The wooden double gates will be un-locked at 12.55pm and 3.25pm
Your child will have their book bag/water bottle and coat (winter months) with them.
If you wish to speak to your child’s key-person or manager(s) privately please inform the member of staff on the door.
4pm
Parent/Carers are asked to wait in the community centre foyer until their child is handed over.  The door will be opened at 4pm.
Your child will have their book bag/water bottle and coat (winter months) with them.
If you wish to speak to your child’s key-person or manager(s) privately please inform the member of staff on the door.

6pm
Parent / Carers are asked to ring the doorbell to collect their child from Buttercups.
Parent / Carers are asked to take their child’s book bag / water bottle from the boxes provided inside of Buttercups.  In the winter months their coat will be inside of Buttercups.

Important Information

o    Your child’s sun hat must be kept in your child’s book bag at all times.

o    Parent/Carers are asked to take all items belonging to their child home at the end of the day.    Buttercups will not be responsible for any items lost or stolen if they have been left on our coat pegs at the end of the day.  

o    Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

o    Any items of clothing, which are not named and remain in our lost property box for more than 1 week will be given to our parent committee and, if in good condition will be sold.  All other items will be disposed of.

o    Parent/Carers are encouraged to be aware of notices put on the main door.

o    If a Parent/Carer does not collect their child at the agreed time with Buttercups a staff member shall ask the Parent/Carer to sign the Late Collection book.  A late collection charge will be made.

o    If a Parent/Carer informs’ us that another person is collecting their child from Buttercups we will ask the Parent/Carer to sign an Alternative Collection form.

Please ensure that all other people who bring or collect your child from Buttercups is aware of this policy and procedure
  

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