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    We prepare today's children to thrive in tomorrow's world.

    A world they will shape

  • We believe

    Give children the best start in life.

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    UNIQUE APPROACH

    Research led Pedagogy

    We believe that today's schools have a duty to fully embrace the future. And therefore we try to constantly question the status quo.

    AUDIENCE OF ONE

    Fit your individual needs

    Children are unique. All families are different. Eduko's approach is tailor-made to each child and customer.

    FORWARD THINKING

    Challenge the status quo

    EDUKO combines the best of both Early Years research and tech industry.

    COMMITMENT

    Inspired Educators

    Our staff passionately believe they have the most important job in the world. They come to work to empower and inspire our children.

  • THE LATEST RESEARCH

    RELEVANT TECH

    A PASSIONATE TEAM

     

    to inspire and empower children

  • Our 3 pillars

    Empowering parents and educators to help their children flourish.

    CHILDREN

    Early Years are critical

    The first five years of a child's life have a disproportionate impact on their life. International research agrees that high quality childcare is transformative for young minds. Children in EDUKO nurseries are assigned a "play partner" who will empower each child to explore and develop at their own pace.

    INSPIRING EDUCATORS

    Staff as the foundation

    We provide our Play Partners with ongoing research-based training in the latest teaching techniques from around the world. We empower them to use this research by providing appropriate support and technology to enhance their work. We aim to create a community of life-long learners among staff and children alike through the Eduko Learning Community.

     

    PARENTS

    Make their lives easier

    The arrival of a child is one of the biggest emotional, financial and practical upheavals most families will ever face. Many parents feel overwhelmed by the volume of conflicting advice they receive on everything from what toys to buy to the best foods to give to their children. EDUKO's data-driven and research-led approach collates the best of the products and services available and delivers them to parents in a way they can use, from a brand they can trust.

  • THE NURSERIES

    We buy and BUILD NURSERIES,

    creating FREE MINDS in every one.

  • How we do it

    We acquire and build the best nurseries to create a more nurturing and inspiring environment.

    ACQUIRE

    EDUKO owns a number of schools in London and in the South East and is constantly looking to expand into the right areas.

    BUILD

    We are also working on building new nurseries ourselves that truly reflect our philosophy.

    21st CENTURY DESIGN

    Our goal is to empower and inspire young minds for tomorrow's world and our nurseries are designed to reflect that.

  • Team

    EDUKO has brought together experts from Early Years, technology and other industries who all share the belief that early years education in the UK needs to be re-imagined.

    RUTH PIMENTEL

    CEO

    Ruth has worked in the Early Years field for over 29 years after completing her Bachelor of Education at Cambridge University. She was integral in the development of the Early Years Foundation Stage from its inception and went on to became the Early Years Director for National Strategies in 2006 for over 5 years. Ruth has since worked in a wide range of high-level Early Years roles, including within Ofsted and as the CEO for Toad Hall Nursery Group. Ruth joined Eduko in late 2018. She has two grown-up daughters.

    MARK BANDAK

    Director

    Mark has over 23 years experience in private equity, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to co-founding Sandbox & Co., an investment house focused on education and media, Mark was Managing Director of InvestCorp and The Blackstone Group. Mark graduated from Columbia University (Hons, Engineering) and Columbia Business School (Hons). Mark has twins, a girl and a boy.

    NICOLAS GAUTIER

    Chairman & Founder

    Nic is the founder of EDUKO and ran the group as CEO from 2015 until late 2018 before becoming group chairman. Nic is a serial entrepreneur and investor who has built and invested in numerous businesses across many sectors and continents. Nic is the father of two young boys.

     

    GEORGE IDICULA

    CFO

    George is a finance professional with experiences in accounting and corporate finance. George has a young daughter.

    ANNIE TIERNEY

    Head of Operations

    Annie has worked in the Early Years, Childcare and Education field for 22 years, in the public, voluntary and private sectors. She was previously the Head of Childcare at Treetops nursery group. Annie has 2 children.

  • WE ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOK OUT

    FOR EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE !

    We are actively looking for highly motivated people who share our philosophy and values.

    If you would like to join this adventure please contact us here.

  • OUR AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

    EducationInvestor

    FINALIST - 2016

     

    The EducationInvestor Awards promote excellence and recognise innovation in the education sector.
     

    We are proud to say we were shortlisted as finalists for the EducationInvestor Awards 2016.

    NMT Nursery

    FINALIST - 2017

     

    Awards are designed to reward excellence in childcare and celebrate the very best people in the Nursery Sector.

     

    We are proud to say we were selected for the finals of 3 categories: Nursery Operations Award, Nursery Recruitment Initiative Award and Nursery Lifetime Achievement Award.

    DayNurseries

    TOP NURSERY GROUP - 2018

     

    The daynurseries.co.uk Awards

    highlight the most recommended Nursery Groups in the UK, based on reviews from parents.

     

    We are proud to say we were awarded a 'Top 20 Recommended Nursery Group 2018' Award.

  • SELL YOUR NURSERY

    We're a growing family of nurseries seeking further expansion through quality settings.

    We know it can be tiring being chased to sell, so let's have a chat when you are ready.

    Please contact us:

    acquisitions@edukoltd.com

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  • PRIVACY POLICY and data protection

    Last update: 23/05/2018

    Your Privacy is important to us so we have developed a number of privacy notices which cover how we collect, use, process, transfer and store your personal information. All your personal Information is held and used in accordance with The General Data Protection Regulation (2018). Our full Data Protection Policy can be accessed below.

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Your Privacy is important to Eduko so we have developed a number of privacy notices which cover how we collect, use, process, transfer and store your personal information. All your personal Information is held and used in accordance with The General Data Protection Regulation (2018). Our full Data Protection Policy can be accessed by contacting our Data Protection Officer (DPO) via email on dpo@edukoltd.com.

Eduko Education Ltd. is the data controller of your Information and is required to collect and process data for several purposes concerning its staff, contractors, parents, children, website users and any other individual who comes into contact with the company. In gathering and using this data, Eduko Education Ltd.  is committed to protecting all individual’s rights of freedom and privacy.

The policies below are intended to inform you how we gather, define, and utilise your personal information such as name, address, credit/debit card number, email address and mobile phone number.


Privacy Notice for Parents


Eduko Education Ltd. is the data controller for any personal information you provide to us regarding you or your child. This means we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purpose.

Eduko Education Ltd. is required to collect and process data for a number of purposes concerning its staff, contractors, parents, children and any other individual who comes into contact with the company. In gathering and using this data Eduko Education Ltd. is committed to protecting all individual’s rights of freedom and privacy and meeting the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).

What personal data we collect about you and your child

Eduko Education Ltd.’s contractual responsibilities include but are not limited to the collection of the following personal data:

•	Personal details (name, date of birth, gender)

•	Attendance information (start date, hours in nursery)

•	Medical and health information

•	Personal characteristics

•	Dietary requirements and preferences (allergies on intolerances, food likes/dislikes)

•	Special Educational Needs information

•	Development records

The information we hold about you as a parent or guardian include:

•	Personal details (name, date of birth, national insurance number)

•	Contact details (address, phone number, email address)

•	Bank details (name of bank, account number and sort code)

We do hold some special category data about you and your child regarding race, ethnic origin, religion and health information. The special category data is only collected as required by the Local Authority or other public bodies for legal and contractual purposes. We comply fully with the requirements of GDPR in relation to special category data and are aware of the sensitive nature of the information.

It is the duty of you, the Data Subject, to let us know of any personal data that has changed or is incorrect, and we send out annual declaration forms to ensure the data we hold on you is accurate.

How we process your personal data

Eduko Education Ltd. complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; storing and destroying it securely; not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data. All the data we process, we do so to fulfil the contract we have with you.

Eduko Education Ltd. holds and processes your data to be able to:

•	Provide the appropriate care for your child

•	Support your child’s learning

•	Monitor and report on your child’s progress

•	Ensure the right first aid and medication is provided to your child in cases where they become ill or have an accident in our care

There is certain data we hold about you as a parent or guardian to be able to successfully carry out the contract. The information we hold about you includes your name and address, contact details, bank details and signatures. We hold this personal data and use it to:

•	Be able to contact you in case there is an emergency regarding your child

•	Be able to take payment for the childcare we are providing your child

•	To provide proof of consent of your agreement to our contract terms and conditions

Whilst much of the data you provide to us is mandatory to carry out the contract you hold with us, some of it is provided on a voluntary basis. To comply with the GDPR we will inform you at the time of collection whether the information you are asked to provide is mandatory. Where personal data is not required for legal or contractual reasons, we will provide your consent for us to use your data for that purpose.

The lawful basis in which we process this data

Eduko Education Ltd. collects and process all the information you provide to us as a parent or guardian under the contractual lawful process. It is necessary to process this data to be able carry out the requirements of the contract. Without this data we will not be able to fulfil your contract and thus not be able to keep your child in our care.

The health and medical data you provide to us regarding your child is legally required and is vital to keep your child safe whilst in our care.

Data regarding your child's ethnicity, race and religion is only processed under the requirements of Local Authorities and public bodies and upholding Eduko Education Ltd. equal opportunities policy and ensuring we are meeting the Equality Act 2010.

Some data will only be processed if explicit consent is given. This can include the ability to take photographs of your child and using your details for direct marketing. Where this is the case we will ask for your consent at the time we collect your data.


Who collects this data

Eduko Education Ltd. collects most of its data directly from the individual themselves. The information we collect about you and your child will all be obtained from the application pack you fill out when you first enrol your child or the online form. Additional data is collected as part of the Annual Declaration and on an ad-hoc basis as required.



Storage of data

All your data is either kept in our software systems or in paper format. Data relating to you and your child will be kept in the nursery your child attends as well as at our supporting office locations. Personal data held within a software system will be securely protected with individual logins, which will only be given to those who need to access the data.

All data stored in paper format will be kept in a safe location where only those who are authorised to access it, can. This may include being locked away in a filing cabinet.

Who and why we share this data

We are legally obliged to pass some of your details on to third parties for legal reasons such as public bodies. This includes Local Authorities, Ofsted, NHS, Police and enforcing agencies. We will not give information about you or your child to anyone outside of the company without your explicit consent unless the law or our terms and conditions allow us to.

We may also share data with organisations for trend analysis. The processing of this kind of data we are not legally required to do and therefore we will ask you for your explicit consent for us to share your data for this purpose.

We may share your child’s progress data with schools as they transfer from nursery, however this will only be done with the explicit consent from you as a parent or guardian.


Data retention periods

Eduko Education Ltd. is committed to ensuring we do not hold personal data for any longer than necessary.

Data which we hold under contract is subject to specified retention periods. These are as follows:

•	Parent and child personal data – Until the child is 26 years old

•	Safeguarding information – Until the child is 26 years old

•	Medical and health data – Will not be destroyed

•	Accident data – Will not be destroyed

•	Child learning progress – Given to the parent when the child leaves the nursery, if not collected by the parent or guardian this will be destroyed a term after the child has left the nursery

Once the data has been used for its original purpose and the retention period has expired, we will appropriately dispose of the data.

Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Privacy Notice, we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new purpose. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your consent to the new processing.


Your data subject rights

Under GDPR you have the right to request access to any of the data held by Buttons Day Nursery Ltd. about you and your child. If you wish to make a subject access request, please contact the Data Protection Officer (DPO).

If you feel Eduko Education Ltd. has not handled your or your Child’s personal details adequately or you are unhappy with how your data request has been dealt with contact the Data Protection Officer (DPO).


Recruitment


If you are successful and are offered a position to work for Buttons Day Nursery Ltd. we will hold your data under contract. Further information on what information we hold on employees, how we store it and how we process this data can be found on the Privacy Notice for Employees below.


If you are unsuccessful we will dispose of any personal data you have supplied us immediately unless you have given explicit consent for us to keep this information.

Privacy Notice for Employees

Eduko Education Ltd. is the data controller for any personal information you provide to us regarding yourself as an employee of Eduko Education Ltd. This means we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purpose.

Eduko Education Ltd. is required to collect and process data for a number of purposes concerning its staff, contractors, parents, children and any other individual who comes into contact with the company. In gathering and using this data Eduko Education Ltd. is committed to protecting all individual’s rights of freedom and privacy and meeting the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).



What personal data we collect about you

Eduko Education Ltd.’s contractual responsibilities include but are not limited to the collection of the following personal data:

•	Personal information (name, employee number, national insurance number)

•	Contact information (phone number, email address)

•	Work absence information (number of absences and reasons)

•	Qualification and educational history

•	Bank details (name of bank, account number and sort code)

•	Medical and health information

•	Contract information (start date, hours worked, salary information)


We do hold some special category data about you regarding your race, ethnic origin, religion and health information. The special category data we hold we only process if it is essential for the purpose of a contract or required for legal reasons and is adequately protected because of the sensitive nature of the information. We only use this information for equal opportunity research and feedback.
It is the duty of the data subject to let us know of any personal data that has changed so we can update our records and ensure the data we hold on you is accurate.


How we process your personal data

Eduko Education Ltd. complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; storing and destroying it securely; not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data. All the data we process from employees, we do so to fulfil the contract.

Eduko Education Ltd. holds and processes your data to be able to:

•	Enable individuals to get paid

•	Contact employees when necessary


The lawful basis in which we process this data

Eduko Education Ltd. collects and process all the information you provide to us about yourself as an employee under the contractual lawful process. It is necessary to process this data to be able carry out the requirements of the contract. Without this data we will not be able to fulfil the contract and thus not be able to employ you as a member of staff here at Eduko Education Ltd.

The health and medical data you provide to us is legally required and is vital to keep you safe whilst you are employed with us. It is also under your contract that you supply sick notes to us as evidence of proof of illness and ensure you are paid for these days.

Data regarding your ethnicity, race and religion is only processed for monitoring and upholding Eduko Education Ltd. equal opportunities policy and ensuring we are meeting the Equality Act 2010.


Who collects this data

Eduko Education Ltd. collects most of its data directly from the individual themselves. The information we collect about you will be obtained from the CV you give us during the recruitment process or new starter pack you fill out when you first become employed with Eduko Education Ltd. Additional data is collected as part of the Annual Declaration and on an ad-hoc basis as required.


Storage of data

All your data is either kept in our software systems or in paper format. Employees’ data may be held within the department your work for. All head office staff and nursery manager data is held within HR and all bank details are held in payroll. Personal data held within software systems will be securely protected with individual logins, which will only be given to those who need to access the data.

All data stored in paper format will be kept in a safe environment where only those who need it can access it. This may include being locked away in a filing cabinet.

Who and why we share this data

We are legally obliged to pass some of your details on to third parties such as public bodies or civil services. These may include, the police, the courts, HMRC and pension providers. We limit the sharing of data to third parties as far as practicable and only share data where it is necessary for legal reasons or for the processing of the contract.



Data retention periods

Eduko Education Ltd. is committed to ensuring we do not hold personal data for no longer than necessary. We are required by law to hold some of the personal data you provide us for certain periods of time. Medical, health and accident data will not be destroyed and both financial and personal data we will hold for 6 years after you have left the company, after this period your data will be appropriately disposed of. Further information can be found on our Management, Retention and Disposal of Records Guidance.



Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new purpose. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your consent to the new processing.


Your data subject rights

Under GDPR you as an employee have the right to request access to any of the data held by Buttons Day Nursery Ltd. If you wish to make a subject access request, please contact the Data Protection Officer (DPO).

If you feel Buttons Day Nursery Ltd. has not handled your personal details adequately or you are unhappy with how your data request has been dealt with contact the Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Privacy Policy for website users

What personal data we collect about you as a visitor to our website


When you visit our website, you may provide us with two types of information:

•	personal Information you provide to us on an individual basis during a Registration

•	website use information collected as you and others browse our Website.

We maintain the highest standards of security, however the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. So, whilst we will do our best to protect your Information, we cannot ensure the security of your data transmitted to our Website.

Any information you submit is sent at your own risk. Once we have received your Information we will use strict procedures and security features to minimise the risk of unauthorised access.

Similar to other commercial websites, our Website uses a technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and web server logs to collect information about how our Website is used.

Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the websites visited just before and just after our Website.


How we use the information you provide to us

We, and other members of Eduko Education Ltd. group of companies use your Information in the following ways:

•	to ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective and efficient manner for you and your computer;

•	to allow you to register, request information or order any products and services available on our Website where you choose to do so;

•	to pass your Information to other companies ONLY in the Eduko Education Ltd group to supply goods, services or information requested by you and we may pass your Information to them for this purpose;

•	to notify you about changes to our service;

•	in accordance with your authorisation at the point of Registration;

•	if you have given your consent at the point of Registration, to contact you with information about products, services and special offers that you request from us, or that we feel may be of interest to you or to ask you to participate in one of our customer satisfaction surveys.

We may pass your Information to carefully selected third party organisations:

•	if we buy or sell any business or assets in which case we may disclose your Information to the seller or buyer of such business or assets;

•	if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and other agreements or protect the rights, property, or safety of our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


How we protect your information

Email is not recognised as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private, sensitive or confidential information to us by email, and should you do so it is at your own risk.


Storage of data

The data you provide to us via the website we will hold in our software systems. Data relating to you and your child will be kept in the nursery your child attends as well as at our supporting office locations. Personal data held within a software system will be securely protected with individual logins, which will only be given to those who need to access the data. If you wish to see the full version of our IT security policy, please contact the Data Protection Officer.


Your data subject rights

You may request access to all your Information that we collect online and maintain in our database by writing to us at the following address: Data Protection Officer (DPO), Craven House, 16 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5AP or email DPO@edukoltd.com.

We are obliged under GDPR to complete your request free of charge and within 1 month of receipt of the request.


Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to our collection and use of your Information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our Website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.


Where we store your personal data

Data and Information that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). You consent to our sending and storing Your Information outside the EEA. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.



Cookies

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site's web server/computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.

Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites, therefore private information supplied to one web site cannot be read by another organisation.


How We Use Information We Collect from Cookies

As you browse and navigate around our Website, the website uses cookies to differentiate you from other users to prevent you from seeing unnecessary advertisements or requiring you to log in more than is necessary for security.

Cookies, in conjunction with our web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Website and which parts of the website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our Website and better serve our customers.

Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal Information about you and we do not generally store any personal Information that you provided to us in your cookies.


Consent

Eduko Education Ltd. is committed to ensuring where consent is required, it is freely given, specific and unambiguous. Where consent is required for additional processing, data subjects are given the opportunity to freely give their consent to us processing that data for the specified purpose. Additional consent forms will be distributed to gather additional permission.

Contact us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us:

Data Protection Officer 
Eduko Education Ltd. 
Craven House, 16 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5AP London
Email: DPO@edukoltd.com

Statutory information about Eduko Education Ltd.

Registered in England and Wales. 
Registered Company No.: 09753655
Registered Office: Craven House, 16 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5AP, United Kingdom

Last update of the policy: 23th May 2018