Sorry didn't see this message before I asked where you lived. My son gets this bus too. We live in the Heatons, I drop my son off on Didsbury Road and he walks up but has even got a bus from our house to the school bus. At first I watched him get on the bus everyday... but now he goes off happily on his own. He has got the 370 back on his own if he stays for activities. They soon becaome vv independent.
Is she gets the bus you'll need an i go pass and mighe be cheaper to buy a weekly pass at £9.50.As you may know children now pay half fare and its 1.40 each way for that journey as opposed to the old 80p.
There are a couple of alternatives if she misses the bus, the loreto bus goes the same way.
might see you next year then