A lot of colleagues are asking this question, so I thought a short ‘to do’ list might be useful.
The best place to start is at the beginning by finding out more about GDPR before you dive into the paperwork jungle. So, my advice is to start by building on your current knowledge.
You can use this blog to think about what steps ICO say you need to take and identify what is relevant to you and your early years childcare business.
This GDPR blog from Croneri is useful as well - it uses plain English to talk about GDPR in general and the impact of GDPR on early years providers.
Do you need to do anything to prepare for GDPR? Read these frequently asked questions … answered to help you find out more.
Do you take photos of children? Watch this free presentation about GDPR and photos … not just for photo information but also for guidance on the background to and basics of GDPR.
A lot of colleagues have told me that this presentation has put GDPR into perspective for them much better than written information.
Are you ready to make some changes? Do you feel you have enough knowledge to forge ahead now? Write your ‘GDPR – things to do’ list and you can tick things off as you achieve them.
Now start working through your ‘things to do’ list. Some of the items on your list might be really quick to complete such as adding ICO contact details to your Complaints Policy – others might take you a little longer.
The Permission Form update for example, took me ages to do - which means it should be easy for you to copy!
Childcare.co.uk have provided all this FREE guidance to make the GDPR compliance process as easy as possible for all early years providers.
Childcare.co.uk gold members can access Microsoft Word versions of the documents as well!
If you need any further advice, we are here to help on the Independent Childminders Facebook group, Nursery Chat Facebook group and the Childminding Forum.
Thank you, Sarah.
Knutsford Training & Consultancy