Privacy Notice (How we use parents/carers and children’s information)
All information that we collect is necessary to meet our contractual and legal requirements as an Early Years Setting, from Ofsted, Local Authorities and the EYFS.
The categories of information that we collect, hold and share include:
• Personal information (such as name, date of birth and address)
• Characteristics (such as ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth and funding eligibility) for children
• Attendance information (such as sessions attended, number of absences and absence reasons) for children
• Relevant Medical information for children
• Special Educational Needs information for children
• Assessment information for children
• Bank details for adults
• Proof of identity for adults
• Birth certificates for funding for children
• Details of any accidents / incidents / existing injuries
• Relevant documentation for child protection and safeguarding concerns
• Funding information and details
Why we collect and use this information
We use the data:
• to support children’s learning
• to monitor and report on their progress
• to provide appropriate pastoral care
• to assess the quality of our services
• to comply with the law regarding data sharing
• to comply with the requirements of the EYFS and Ofsted
• to ensure children are eligible for funding
• to process nursery fees
• to ensure children’s health, safety and wellbeing
The lawful basis on which we use this information
We collect and use pupil information under the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. By completing and signing the nursery application form you are giving consent for us to process yours and your child’s personal data for the specific purposes of being part of the nursery setting. The processing of the information you have provided about yourself and your child is necessary for the contract you have completed in the application form. We have a legal obligation to process the information provided to comply with the law.
Storing children’s data
We hold children’s data such as their registration details, accidents and medication forms etc. until each child has reached the age of 21.
Who we share children’s information with
We routinely share pupil information with:
• Department for Education (DfE)
• Schools that the children attend after leaving us
• Our local authority
• Health Visitors
• Social Workers
• Inclusion teams, SEN panels, funding etc
• Local Children’s safeguarding boards / LADO
• Other providers that children attend
• Multi agency professionals working with individual children
• Area SENCO’s
Why we share pupil information
We do not share information about children with anyone without consent, unless we are obliged to as part of a lawful process/investigation.
Decisions on whether DfE releases this personal data to third parties are subject to a robust approval process and are based on a detailed assessment of who is requesting the data, the purpose for which it is required, the level and sensitivity of the data requested and the arrangements in place to store and handle the data. To be granted access to pupil level data, requestors must comply with strict terms and conditions covering the confidentiality and handling of data, security arrangements and retention and use of the data.
Requesting access to your personal data
Under data protection legislation, parents and children have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, or be given access to your child’s educational record, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance at email@example.com Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fisherfield Childcare website does not store or capture personal information (unless the user has submitted an enquiry), but merely logs the user’s IP address (Internet Protocol: standard allowing data to be transmitted betwen two devices) which is automatically recognised by the web server.
If you register to receive updates, or enter your personal details into one of our enquiry or competition entry forms on this website, your information will be held on a secure server and the data will not be shared with any organisations outside Fisherfield Childcare. It will be used only to email updates on the information you have requested, or post this information to your address. This privacy statement only covers our website at www.fisherfieldchildcare.co.uk and sub-sites of this domain. This privacy statement does not cover other website linked from this domain.
"Staff have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the children's individual needs and provide a stimulating environment where all children are excited and motivated to learn. Observations of children are consistently used to plan for children's individual next steps in learning."
Linda Shore, Ofsted Inspector
"This provision is outstanding . All practitioners have high aspirations for children's achievement. This means the nursery is exceptional in the way it meets the needs of all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and they make very rapid progress towards the early learning goals."
Ofsted inspector Caroline Midgley
"The Staff always make my child feel happy, safe and secure. The Staff are always approachable, welcoming any queries, concerns and often encourage new ideas from parents and children. My daughter often get comments she is lovely and often models herself on the staff."
Scott, Olivia's Dad
"My son, eats food at nursery that he wouldn't / doesn't eat at home. Which is fantastic! I think the other children eating well shows him there something more to this dish than he thinks."
Laura, Austin's mum