Isle of Anglesey County Council

Flying Start Childcare Expansion privacy notice

The council is the data controller for the 2 Year Old Childcare (Flying Start).

About this privacy notice

The purpose of this privacy notice is to tell you how the council will process your personal data for the purpose to deliver 2 Year Old Childcare (Flying Start). You have rights concerning how your data is collected and used for this purpose. This privacy notice informs you here what those rights are and how you can exercise them.

The council is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data.

The council is only allowed to use, gather, and share personal information where we have an appropriate legal basis to do so. We only collect and processes personal information to fulfil our legal and official functions. We will only use personal information when the law allows us to and where it is necessary and proportionate to do so.

The council has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to help ensure that it fulfils its legal obligations when processing personal data.

You can contact the DPO by email at

What personal data we are collecting and why

Your personal data is being collected and used to deliver 2 Year Old Childcare (Flying Start). We may also use your personal data to contact you about related matters.

We collect:

  • Child’s details: first name and surname / date of birth / gender / details of additional / medical needs
  • Parental details: name of parent(s) / main carer / main residence of the child / telephone number / email
  • General: main language / language preference

Identification documents will be collected to verify primary carer’s name and address, and child’s name and date of birth.

How we use your personal data

The council collects your personal data for the specific purposes of administering, monitoring and managing Flying Start Childcare. ‘Personal data’ may relate to the parent/s or child/children. The processing of your personal data is necessary as part of our Public Task defined by Welsh Government and in substantial public interest in order to deliver the Welsh Government Flying Start programme in Anglesey.

Flying Start and your chosen childcare setting are required to share personal data, which will be limited to only what is necessary for the delivery of the programme.

Where necessary, for the purpose of supporting your child’s learning and wellbeing, the Flying Start Childcare Team may also share information gained from the services below with the childcare setting your child attends.

We are using the following lawful basis under UK GDPR to process personal data:

Article 6(1)(e) of the UK GDPR – processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority.

Sharing your personal data

The council may share your data will other external parties where it is required to do so or it is lawful and appropriate to do so.

The Flying Start Childcare Team supports childcare provision for Flying Start funded children, and, in order to do this, may share relevant information about registered/funded children, including their attendance at settings and/or their development with other services such as:

  • health visitors
  • registered childcare providers
  • Early Years Team
  • speech and language services
  • Early Years, Additional Learning Needs and Inclusion Team

Please note that where we may share your data externally, that organisation will take on responsibility for your data at that point, and you should refer to their own privacy notice for details on how they will process your data.

Your rights as a data subject

The data being collected is your personal data, and you have rights that affect what happens to it. You have the right to access and obtain a copy of the personal data that the council holds about you and to ask the authority to correct your personal data if there are any errors or it is out of date. In some circumstances you may also have a right to ask the council to restrict the processing of your personal data until any errors are corrected, to object to processing or to transfer or (in very limited circumstances) erase your personal data.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any queries or concerns regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact the Data Protection Officer as indicated above.

You can obtain further information about these rights from the Information Commissioner’s Office or via their telephone helpline 0303 123 1113.

No decision will be made about individuals solely based on automated decision making (where a decision is taken about them using an electronic system without human involvement) and which has a significant impact on them.

Storage, security, and data management

The council has a duty to safeguard and ensure the security of your personal data where we process this. We do that by having systems and policies in place to limit access to your information and prevent unauthorised disclosure, accidental loss, or alteration of your data. We have also procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

How long the council will retain the personal data

The information you supply will be kept for as long as is required and will be destroyed securely. The retention periods are set out in the council’s list of retention periods, known as a retention schedule. For further information please contact the Data Protection Officer.

The council will retain personal data obtained from the 2-year-old childcare (Flying Start) application form and uploaded evidence documents for 7 years and then dispose of it securely.

Complaints and more information

When we ask you for information, we will keep to the law, including the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK General Data Protection Regulation.

If you are unhappy with the way the council has acted when using your personal data, you can make a complaint by contacting the Data Protection Officer.

If you are still not happy, or for independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing, you can contact:

The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545 745

Published February 2024