Following the recent incident at Hess, which made it into the press, we pasted notes into all the kids’ communication books. The notes politely drew the parents’ attention to the fact that we can’t be responsible for kids outside of class time, and can’t afford to have them here unless they are paying to be here.
As I write there is a 9yr old girl sitting in the waiting area doing her homework. She has no classes with us today, but her parents long ago got into the habit of using this place as a free creche. I don’t want to just kick the poor kid onto the street - and at least she is well-behaved - but I think that something has to be done about this.
Before I give the parent a hard time, does anyone have any better ideas?
Thanks in advance.