Returning to the school routine is always a bit of shock to the system after the summer break. However, with many parents facing a return to the office this September as well as the return to school could this be the biggest back to school EVER?!
You may be used to buying new or second hand uniform for your kids (for sustainability and cost we recommend you do and it’s barely been worn), but this year, you may well need to consider a new work wardrobe for yourself as well. That's with the stationery, PE kits, lunch boxes and, perhaps the most problematic of all - the school run!
We understand that making sure your kid’s shoes still fit comes as a main priority before tackling the school run. We just want to ensure that you’re well prepared and don’t leave your school run plans to the last minute. Why? Because with back to school and back to work happening at the same time for a lot of you, we don't want your September to become Stress-tember!
We want to make this transition of back to school and back to work as smooth as possible. We can't help with pencil cases or new blazers, but we can make the school run easier. With the Fetching app, the school run doesn’t have to be a challenging panic the night before or the morning of, it can be handled in advance to take the pressure off. After the 18 months we’ve all endured, taking some of the stress away has got to be a bonus right?!
A lot of you reading this will be aware of how our app works, but just in case you didn’t, here’s a quick visual explanation.
Basically, the Fetching app lets you share the school run amongst your network of trusted friends and family, whilst keeping the school fully informed. Asking for help with the school run is completely hassle free - as is helping out a friend in return. We want to make shared school runs the norm - not just something you do in an emergency; that's why the Fetching app and schools platform are completely free.
A heads up, when downloading the app be sure to have your ID ready to verify yourself. Whilst you only use the Fetching app with people you know in real life, you need to be sure that the person trying to connect with you on the app is exactly who they say they are. That is why we now ask all of our users to verify their identity using a form of government ID.
This not only provides peace of mind for users but, when your school is notified about a change in collection arrangements, they can be sure that request has really come from you. With cyber crime being one of the big challenges of our age, we are not taking any chances when it comes to children's safety.
We use Persona so we know that our customers’ data is handled securely. All we take from this process is your 'ID name' - you are still free to choose your own photo!
Invite some friends
Fetching lets you share the school run amongst your network of trusted friends, so the first thing to do is invite some friends to join you on the app.
These should be friends that you trust to look after your child. People that help you on the school run might include family members, or other parents from the school gate. If you would like to use the app for playdates as well, you may prefer to invite friends that have children of a similar age.
Add your school
Our unique schools platform ensures that everyone is kept fully inform about who is collecting your child on a given day. They can activate their free account via the schools page; you can also invite them via the app.
This is definitely the biggest back to school we’ve ever had so make sure you have Fetching set up, so that it's there when you need it. So, if you’re returning to the office soon and having the school run to handle, why not give Fetching a go?