Photography Policy

Upon having a child accepted for the nursery, the parent with whom the nursery contracts, is asked to agree to their child being photographed on occasion by a member of staff or individual validated by the nursery. This enables the nursery to proceed with the taking of photographs for publicity shots, special occasions such as Christmas and for a catalogue of your child’s progress and development.

Every parent has the right to refuse this request, in which case the child must not be photographed by any member of staff, by a parent, or by any outsider without the express permission for that occasion of the parent with whom the nursery has a contract.

If a child expresses that they do not wish to have their photo taken, even if parents has given permission, the child’s wishes will be respected.

Website - Photographs of the children are regularly uploaded to our website.     Yes     No

Publicity - Pictures of children may be used as part of the publicity of the nursery and company, e.g. newsletters, advertising, or local press.Where pictures are made available they will not be released with the names of the children unless the contracting parent gives express permission for this to be done.     Yes     No

In house use of photographs - Photographs will be used in the nursery and garden for displays and to show the children’s achievements so that they feel valued.     Yes     No

Nursery Photographer - Once or twice a year we do have a professional photographer at the nursery. We inform every parent of the event and ask whether they wish their child’s photograph to be taken or not. The photographer will be from a reputable company and they will hold the copyright to the pictures taken.     Yes     No

Copies of nursery photographs - Parents often request a copy of photographs of their children taken during their time at nursery. Some of these photographs could include your child/ren unless you state that you do not wish for this to happen we will allow theses copies, but will use our discretion in such matters.     Yes     No

Children’s development - Staff often take photographs of the children, to show parents and future carers a practical example of the development your child has made. These are collected and used in your child’s development file or book.     Yes     No

Parents carers - Abacus Childcare Settings cannot be held responsible for any photographs or camcorder footage taken by parents at nursery functions such as plays, parties etc.     Understood     Please circle.

After reading this policy please sign below to tell us if we have your permission to photograph your child whilst at nursery for the reasons stated above.

Please delete as appropriate.

I / We agree / do not agree to our child being photographed by nursery employees for the duration of their attendance at Abacus Childcare Settings.

I / We understand and consent to these photographs being used at any time in the future, as outlined, including after my child has left.

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