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Should you charge a late fee for late collection of children? Or charge the parents of children who arrive early? Some early childhood services 'fine' parents to try to deter them from leaving their child outside of hours that are booked. Other services charge late and early drop-off fees to generate extra revenue.
To help you decide what to do and the best approach for your service this article provides insight into findings from research and discusses common practices and potential consequences that you need to be aware of.
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