We are more than happy to care for older children who are at secondary School and who may wish to arrive at after school club independently. However, Just Like Home Childcare can’t be held responsible for your child’s safety until she/he arrives into our care.
We will need to be aware in advance their expected times of arrival, if they are staying at school for a club, sports fixture etc. we will need to be notified. If there are any unexpected changes we request that you as their parent inform us and that the onus is not on the child to do so.
If your child fails to arrive at the expected time, we will try to contact them if they have a mobile phone to confirm their whereabouts otherwise we will contact yourself. If we are unable to make contact with your child or yourself we will then contact the school. In the unlikely event that your child’s school does not know their whereabouts we will then contact the police for further guidance.
This policy and the procedure is not meant to alarm you but to reassure you that we are providing the best care possible for your child and that their safety is paramount.
If you are planning for your child to arrive independently please let us know so we can ensure that everybody involved is fully aware of these procedures and any alterations made to them.
We will make certain that the agreement for your child to arrive independently is noted on your registration form and that we both sign to confirm our agreement.