We Always Ask First
Even When We Take Selfies
Camera Mobile phone and Recording Device Use Policy
At Little Munchkins we recognise that photographs and video recordings play a part in the life of the nursery. We ensure that any photographs or recordings taken of children in our nursery are only done prior written permission from each child’s parent or guardian. We obtain this when each child is registered and we update it on regular basis to ensure that this permission still stands.
We ask for individual permissions for photographs and video recordings for a range of purposes including: use in the child’s learning journey, for display purposes, for promotion materials including our nursery website, brochure and the local press. We ensure that parents understand that where their child is also in another child’s photograph, but not as the subject of focus, that may be used in another child’s learning journey.
If a parent is not happy about one or more of these uses we will respect their wishes and find alternative ways of recording their child’s play or learning.
Staff are not permitted to take photographs or recordings of a child on their own cameras, mobile phones or other devices and may only use media and equipment provisioned by the nursery. The nursery manager will monitor all photographs and recordings to ensure that the parent’s wishes are met.
Parents are not permitted to sue any recording device or camera (including those on mobile phones) on the nursery premises without the prior consent of the manager.
During special events, e.g. Christmas or leaving parties, staff may produce group photographs to distribute to parents on request. In this case we will gain permission for each child before the event. This will ensure all photographs taken are in line with parental consent. We ask that photos of events such as Christmas parties are not posted on any social media platforms, websites, or forums without explicit permission from parents of all children included in the picture.
Additionally, parents, carers and visitors are not permitted to use their mobile phones while on the premises. If there are any questions regarding this policy, please feel free to email us.