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Privacy Policy 

At Chingford House Nursery, we collect, store and share information under the:

 

-Education Act 1996

-Data Protection Act 1998

 

This privacy policy explains what personal data we collect, why we collect it, how we use it and how we protect it.

 

We collect information about children from as early as our registration form which provides us with personal and identifying information primarily about the children, but some about the parents too.

Some of this information consists of: name of the child, contact details, gender, ethnicity, medical and health information, or any special educational needs.

 

We use some of the information to:

  • Assess, plan, support and monitor children’s learning and development

  • Provide Waltham Forest with funding information about children who are eligible for 15 or 30hrs free childcare and education

  • Inform Ofsted and Waltham Forest of how we support and deliver learning and development as well as meeting the welfare requirements

  • Inform Children’s Social Care or Ofsted of any safeguarding concerns

 

We may share information with:

  • The Key Person and other relavent Practitioners working with the children

  • The bank to obtain fees or to return deposits

  • The Area SENCO to support and advise staff on children that attend the nusery with special educational needs

  • Speech Therapists and other professionals supporting children’s learning and development

  • The child’s next school or nursery

 

In most cases we only share information with parents’ consent with some exceptions such as where a child may be at risk of significant harm

 

We store information:

  • In secure password-protected files on the computer

  • In paper files in a lockable filing cupboard

 

Requesting access to your information:

Parents can at any time request to know what information is held on their child or themselves; how it is stored and if and who it is shared with.

Please put your request in writing to Zarkar Akhtar (Owner & Data Protection Officer). You will be provided with the information within one month.

 

Your rights:

Parents are entitled to:

  • object to how we process your information that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress

  • where permissible, object or ensure that accurate information is held about you

  • where found, are entitled to seek compensation for breach of Data Protection regulations

 

Privacy notice for parents:

Chingford House Nursery is committed to ensuring that any personal data we hold about you and your child is protected in accordance with Data Protection Laws and is used in line with your expectations.

 

Privacy notice for staff:

Similarly, we hold personal data on the staff too, some of which consists of:

Name, contact information, email address, information pertaining to emergency contacts; information to carry out DBS checks and other safer recruitment matters, and financial information for salary payments.

Staff are protected by the same Data Protection Laws.

 

Complaints:

We take any complaints about our collection and use of personal information very seriously.  You can make a complaint at any time by contacting Zarkar Akhtar (Owner).  You can also complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office in one of the following ways quoting the reference number ZA309642:

Report a concern online at ico.org.uk/concerns or call 0303 123 1113

 

Contact

If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact Zarkar Akhtar, Chingford House Nursery, via email:

zarkar@chingfordhousenursery.co.uk

 

Policy created by: Yolande Farrell, Manager

 

Signed off by: Zarkar Akhtar, Owner

 

Date: March 2023                                

 

 

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