Non-working parents told to pick up kids earlier

"NON-WORKING" parents have been asked by a preschool to pick their children up earlier.

The letter, from an unknown Australian preschool, posted on Facebook has divided parents.

It tells "non-working" parents they are required to pick their children up by a certain time.

According to the letter, the call comes after "staff have had to stay back" due to "non-working parents not respecting the 4pm pick-up".

"The staff have families and commitments that they need to attend to just like you and having to cancel or make other arrangement at the last minute due to having to keep our staff: child ratios legal," the letter reads.

"Non-working" parents are then advised if they do not pick up their child by 4pm a late fee will be applied to their account to "cover the costs for the overtime that I have to pay staff".

Kidspot reports a mother shared the letter in a mum's group asking: "What would you do if you were a SAHM (stay-at-home-mum) and asked to pick your child up earlier because they didn't have staff, or didn't want to pay overtime to staff? Is this reasonable or discrimination?"

The responses range from utter outrage to confusion and even understanding.

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But the general consensus is, parents were offended by the fact the letter is addressed to "non-working" parents, with the unwritten assumption working parents are allowed to pick their children up after 4pm.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS? IS THIS REQUEST REASONABLE OR INAPPROPRIATE?

AND IS IT DISCRIMINATING AGAINST STAY-AT-HOME PARENTS?

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