Privacy notice

Seesaw nursery Privacy Notice

12 Wingfield Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA149EB - 01225 767007

1 Eastbourne Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA147HW -01225776049

Person responsible for data protection: Catherine Bryant

We are 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.

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

What personal data do we collect?
We collect personal data about you and your child to provide care and learning that is tailored to meet your
child’s individual needs. We also collect information in order to verify your eligibility for free childcare as

Personal details that we collect about your child include:
 your child’s name, date of birth, address, health and medical needs, development needs, and any special
educational needs.

Where applicable we will obtain child protection plans from social care and health care plans from health

We will also ask for information about who has parental responsibility for your child and any court orders
pertaining to your child.

Personal details that we collect about you include:
- your name, home and work address, phone numbers, emergency contact details, and family details

This information will be collected from you directly in the registration form.

If you apply for up to 30 hours free childcare, we will also collect:
your national insurance number or unique taxpayer reference (UTR), if you’re self-employed. We may also
collect information regarding benefits and family credits that you are in receipt of.

Why we collect this information and the legal basis for handling your data
We use personal data about you and your child in order to provide childcare services and fulfil the contractual
arrangement you have entered into. This includes using your data to:
contact you in case of an emergency
-to support your child’s wellbeing and development
-to manage any special educational, health or medical needs of your child whilst at our setting
-to carry out regular assessment of your child’s progress and to identify any areas of concern
- to maintain contact with you about your child’s progress and respond to any questions you may have
- to process your claim for up to 30 hours free childcare (only where applicable)
- to keep you updated with information about our service

With your consent, we will also record your child’s activities for their individual learning record. This may
include photographs and videos. You may withdraw your consent at any time, for images taken by confirming
so in writing.

We have a legal obligation to process safeguarding related data about your child should we have concerns
about their welfare. We transfer records and certain information about your child to the school that your child
will be attending (see Transfer of Records policy).

Who we share your data with
In order for us to deliver childcare services we will also share your data as required with the following
categories of recipients:
- Ofsted – during an inspection or following a complaint about our service
- banking services to process chip and pin
- the Local Authority (where you claim up to 30 hours free childcare as applicable)
- the government’s eligibility checker (as above)
- the school that your child will be attending

We will also share your data if:
- we are legally required to do so, for example, by law, by a court or the Charity Commission;
-to enforce or apply the terms and conditions of your contract with us;
- to protect your child and other children; for example by sharing information with social care or the police;
-it is necessary to protect our rights, property or safety

We will never share your data with any other organisation to use for their own purposes

How do we protect your data?
We protect unauthorised access to your personal data and prevent it from being lost, accidentally destroyed,
misused, or disclosed by:
Keeping all personal data locked and secured to prevent unauthorised access. The computer is password
protected and any data shared with other agencies would be password encrypted.

How long do we retain your data?
We retain your child’s personal data for up to 3 years after your child no longer uses our setting. Medication
records and accident records are kept for longer according to legal requirements. Your child’s learning and
development records are maintained by us and handed to you when your child leaves.

In some instances (child protection, or other support service referrals) we are obliged to keep your data for
longer if it is necessary to comply with legal requirements (see our Children’s and Provider Records policies).

Your rights with respect to your data
You have the right to:
- request access, amend or correct your/your child’s personal data
- request that we delete or stop processing your/your child’s personal data, for example where the data is no
longer necessary for the purposes of processing; and
-request that we transfer your, and your child’s personal data to another person

If you wish to exercise any of these rights at any time or if you have any questions, comments or concerns
about this privacy notice, or how we handle your data please contact us. If you have continue to have
concerns about the way your data is handled and remain dissatisfied after raising your concern with us, you
have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner Office (ICO). The ICO can be contacted at
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or

Changes to this notice
We keep this notice under regular review. You will be notified of any changes where appropriate.