We would like to tell you about how we protect yours and your child’s information.
Why we collect and process yours and your child’s personal information:
When your child starts their place with us, we collect information that is necessary in order to keep them safe and to ensure that they learn and achieve their very best. We may even have had to collect information in order to be able to respond to an initial enquiry.
All companies must have a lawful basis for collecting and processing personal information, which is often referred to as ‘data’. Our setting’s lawful basis for collecting and processing of personal data is: ‘legal obligation’.
Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):
The EYFS is a set of legal requirements that childcare providers must meet to remain registered on the Early Years Register with Ofsted. This forms the basis for selecting ‘legal obligation’ as our lawful basis for collecting and processing personal information.
What types of personal information we collect about you and your child:
If you ever want a private word, we’re here…
You can find out what information we need to know at any time by talking to whichever member of staff that you feel most comfortable talking to. Simply ask to speak to them in private. We have provision to ensure that there is always an area to speak with parents in private and we do this all of the time so it is never unusual. Your child will be assigned a key worker and you will have an in-depth induction followed by a robust settling in phase, so you’ll always feel well-supported.
Our setting implements a Data Protection Policy that promotes the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. We promote the principles in the following ways:
We would like to make you aware of your rights as individuals whose information we collect and process:
The right to object:
You have the right to object to the collection and processing of yours and/or your child’s personal information at any point. We will make you aware of this at the earliest possible point, which will be before you start to complete your child’s induction.
Providing expressed consent for a child:
EYFS aged children are those aged from birth to the September following their 5th birthday. The person with ‘parental responsibility’ will legally provide consent for a child. The person with ‘parental responsibility’ is, by law those people named on the child’s birth certificate.
The process for exercising individual rights:
At any time you can request, either in person or in writing, to the manager, Angela West (please hand to me in person or via your child’s key worker). I will respond to your request within one month. It will not cost you anything. You may incur an admin fee if unreasonable subsequent requests for the same information is requested.
If you’d like to know more about the GDPR you can visit the Information Commissioner’s Office’s ICO’s website where there is a guidance publication:
Updated: September 2020
To be reviewed: September 2021