CCTV Policy

Truly Scrumptious Early Years Nursery

Truly Scrumptious E Y Nursery is securely monitored by a CCTV surveillance system. The
Nursery Manager/Owner is responsible for the operation of the system for ensuring
compliance with this policy.

We recognise that the use of CCTV has become a common feature of our daily lives and
while its use is generally accepted, CCTV operators have certain duties and responsibilities
to those whose images are caught on camera.

The Nursery complies with the Information Commissioners CCTV Code of Practice to ensure
it is used responsibly and safeguards both trust and confidence in its continued use.

The use of CCTV and the associated images is covered by the Data Protection Act 1998. This
policy outlines the nurserys use of CCTV and how it complies with the Act and is associated
with the Nurserys Data Protection policy, the provisions of which should always be adhered

The System comprises of fixed position cameras, a monitor, digital hard drive recorder and
1 public information sign. Cameras are located at strategic points on the premises. No
camera is hidden from view and all will be prevented from focusing on areas of private
accommodation. Signs are prominently placed at the entrance and exit points of the site to
inform staff, children, parents and visitor that a CCTV installation is in use. The digital
recorder and single effectiveness of the limited system it is not possible to guarantee that
the system will detect every incident taking place on the site.

Purpose of the System

the system has been installed by the nursery with the primary purpose of monitoring

  • Staff interaction with children
  • Ensuring children are appropriately cared for
  • Facilitate the identification of any activities/event which might warrant disciplinary
    proceedings being taken against staff and assist in providing evidence to the Nursery
  • Reducing the threat of a child being abducted
  • Damaged to the building
  • Theft
  • Assist in the prevention and detection of crime
  • Helping ensure the safety of all the users, staff, children, parents and visitors,
    consistent with the respect for the individual’s privacy
  • Deter those having criminal intent

The system will not be used to provide images for the world-wide-web or record any sound.


Digital recordings are made using a digital video recorder operating in real mode,
monitoring the site continuously 24 hours a day. Images will normally be retained for
between 5 to 7 days from the date of the recording and they will then automatically


Viewing of the recorded images of CCTV will be restricted to the Nursery Manager within
the office, also to those staff who need to have access in accordance with the purpose of
the system. Out of nursery hours, the owners will have access to CCTV images via secure
remote access to assist in maintaining the security of the premises. This is not a “webcam”
facility; parents will not have access to view recordings.

Policy written by Brittany V – Manager – 25/11/2020