Established 1991

"Thank you for nurturing, supporting, educating and much more. My daughter has had a wonderful time at Whizz Kids and had the foundation set."


"The effort you go to is so visible in the events you organise and the everyday activities you do. Mostly, it is watching the children run into nursery that shows what a wonderful job you are doing."


"I am so happy that my son is a confident chatty boy and I know that all the love and attention you gave him has contributed to this. Whizz Kids is a lovely setting and my son has flourished here."


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Data Protection Policy

Whizz Kids Nursery School collects and uses personal information about staff, pupils, parents and other individuals who come into contact with the Nursery.
This information is gathered in order to enable it to provide education and other associated functions.

In addition, there may be a legal requirement to collect and use information to ensure that the school complies with its statutory obligations.
Whizz Kids Nursery have a duty to issue a Fair Processing Notice to all pupils/parents, this summarises the information held on pupils, why it is held and the other parties to whom it may be passed on.

This policy is intended to ensure that personal information is dealt with correctly and securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and other related legislation.
All staff involved with the collection, processing and disclosure of personal data will be aware of their duties and responsibilities by adhering to these guidelines.

Data Protection Principles

The Data Protection Act 1998 establishes eight enforceable principles that must be adhered to at all times:

1. Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully;
2. Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes;
3. Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive;
4. Personal data shall be accurate and where necessary, kept up to date;
5. Personal data processed for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes;
6. Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Data Protection Act 1998;
7. Personal data shall be kept secure i.e. protected by an appropriate degree of security;
8. Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of data protection.

Whizz Kids Nursery is committed to maintaining the above principles at all times.

Therefore the nursery will:

  • Inform individuals why the information is being collected when it is collected
  • Inform individuals when their information is shared, and why and with whom it was shared
  • Check the quality and the accuracy of the information it holds
  • Ensure that information is not retained for longer than is necessary
  • Ensure that when obsolete information is destroyed that it is done so appropriately and securely
  • Ensure that clear and robust safeguards are in place to protect personal information from loss, theft and unauthorised disclosure, irrespective of the format in which it is recorded
  • Share information with others only when it is legally appropriate to do so
  • Set out procedures to ensure compliance with the duty to respond to requests for access to personal information, known as Subject Access Requests
  • Ensure our staff are aware of and understand our policies and procedures Complaints
  • Complaints will be dealt with in accordance with the school’s complaints policy. Complaints relating to information handling may be referred to the Information Commissioner (the statutory regulator).

This policy will be reviewed as it is deemed appropriate, but no less frequently than every 2 years. The policy review will be undertaken by the Headteacher.


If you have any enquires in relation to this policy, please contact the manager:
Gill Liu –  
The Manager will also act as the contact point for any subject access requests.

Storage and use of personal information

All paper copies of children's and staff records are kept in a locked filing cabinet in the main office. Only the Nursery manager and a designated Data Protection Officer have access to these files. Information taken from the files about individual children is strictly confidential and apart from archiving, these records remain on site at all times. These records are shredded after the retention period.

Information about individual children is used in certain documents, such as, a weekly register, medication forms, referrals to external agencies and disclosure forms. These documents include data such as children's names, date of birth and sometimes address. These records are shredded after the relevant retention period.

Procedures for responding to subject access requests made under the Data Protection Act 1998 Rights of access to information

There are two distinct rights of access to information held by schools about pupils.
1. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 any individual has the right to make a request to access the personal information held about them.
2. The right of those entitled to have access to curricular and educational records as defined within the Education Pupil Information (Wales) Regulations 2004.

These procedures relate to subject access requests made under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Actioning a subject access request

  • Requests for information must be made in writing; which includes email, and be addressed to Gill Liu– manager .If the initial request does not clearly identify the information required, then further enquiries will be made.
  • The identity of the requestor must be established before the disclosure of any information, and checks should also be carried out regarding proof of relationship to the child. Evidence of identity can be established by requesting production of: passport driving licence utility bills with the current address.
  • Any individual has the right of access to information held about them. (Freedom of Information Act 2000) see Appendix 2. However with children, this is dependent upon their capacity to understand (normally age 12 or above) and the nature of the request. The Headteacher should discuss the request with the child and take their views into account when making a decision. A child with competency to understand can refuse to consent to the request for their records. Where the child is not deemed to be competent an individual with parental responsibility or guardian shall make the decision on behalf of the child.
  • The response time for subject access requests, once officially received, is 40 days (not working or school days but calendar days, irrespective of school holiday periods). However the 40 days will not commence until after receipt of fees or clarification of information sought
  • The Data Protection Act 1998 allows exemptions as to the provision of some information; therefore all information will be reviewed prior to disclosure.
  •  Third party information is that which has been provided by another, such as the Police, Local Authority, Health Care professional or another school. Before disclosing third party information consent should normally be obtained. There is still a need to adhere to the 40 day statutory timescale.
  • Any information which may cause serious harm to the physical or mental health or emotional condition of the pupil or another should not be disclosed, nor should information that would reveal that the child is at risk of abuse, or information relating to court proceedings.
  •  Information disclosed should be clear, thus any codes or technical terms will need to be clarified and explained. If information contained within the disclosure is difficult to read or illegible, then it should be retyped.
  • Complaints about the above procedures should be made to the Manager who will decide whether it is appropriate for the complaint to be dealt with in accordance with the nursery’s complaint procedure. Complaints which are not appropriate to be dealt with through the Nursery’s complaint procedure can be dealt with by the Information Commissioner.


If you have any queries or concerns regarding these policy / procedures then please contact Gill Liu, Headteacher. Further advice and information can be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office,