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Charging Parents for Late Pick-ups and Early Drop-offs

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parent pick upShould 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 at centres and potential consequences to be aware of.  

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