Young children depend on regular routines to provide a sense of security. We ask that you establish regular hours to drop-off and pick up your children. This will assist your child in establishing a regular routine and build on self-confidence.
Upon arrival, please ensure that your child is escorted directly to an educator. Under no circumstances are children to be left unattended at a front or back door, or coat area. PEACH BLOSSOM will not assume responsibility for a child who has not been brought in and signed into care.
All children must be signed in and out of the service by the legal guardian or as authorised on the child’s enrolment form, and include the time of departure. Please ensure you speak to a staff when collecting your child so that they are informed of your child’s departure. For your convenience, a sign in/out sheet, pen, and a clock are located by the door.
Please be informed that because our primary concern is for the health and safety of the children who attend the Peach Blossom Child Care Centre, we will not release a child to anyone who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If this should occur, we will immediately notify alternative authorized persons as listed by parents/guardians on the emergency notification card.
What if someone else will be picking up my child?
You are required to notify the staff when an alternate person is dropping off or picking up your child. No child shall be released to an adult not authorized by a parent to pick up. The adult you send to pick up your child must be listed on the child’s registration form and must have photo identification. Any additional persons authorized to pickup must be in writing. Peach Blossom will not release to anyone under the age of 16.
If you have a Custody Access Order issued by the Court to limit access to your child by an individual, please provide us with a copy, otherwise we are legally not able to enforce your request.
Late Pick Up
All families and authorized pick up persons must pick up their child(ren) by 6:00pm. If an emergency arises, the pick-up person is expected to notify the centre as soon as possible and make alternate arrangements for pick up no later than 6:00pm. If a child is not picked up by 6:15pm and the authorized pick up person or enrolled family has not called, the centre will try to contact the family and then someone from the alternate list for that child. If all efforts are unsuccessful, the staff person in charge will call the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The staff person in charge will also try to leave a message for the family and/or with and authorized person. A $10.00 fee is charged for late pick up every 5 minutes. If late pick up is a repeated problem, the senior staff person and the enrolled parent/guardian will meet to try to address the problem. All efforts will be made to successfully address the problem. If unsolvable, then one month’s notice will be given, and termination of services required.
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