View Full Version : the minimum age to pick up

09-11-2009, 07:45 AM
Hi is there a minimum age of someone picking up there family from my setting ?? thanks Gail

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09-11-2009, 09:01 AM
I think as long as parents are happy then it can be done. Personally I would not release a child to a minor - safeguarding children issue here for me.

If the parent was in the car and visible I would let a child go with a sibling.

09-11-2009, 10:17 AM
Thanks Deb the person in question is 17 nearly 18 ! I'll write a letter for the parent to giving them permission to do it? That should be ok!

09-11-2009, 10:24 AM
i wont allow an under 18 to collect :thumbsup:

09-11-2009, 11:19 AM
ive wrote in my policies that no under 16's can pick up unless they are the childs parents.

09-11-2009, 11:48 AM
I would say the minimum would have to be 16, anyone younger would not be responsible to collect. I used to work in a nursery and our policy was 16 not sure if there is a legal age, you would have to speak to the parents.

10-11-2009, 06:38 AM
I was told no under 16's to pick up.

10-11-2009, 06:44 AM
i was also under the impression no-one under the age of 16 can pick up/drop off.

10-11-2009, 08:21 AM
I don't allow anyone under 16 to collect