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    Default Following on from the thread about digital photos and paying a yearly fee...

    I have decided that since i could barely scrape together this years Ofsted fees and still havent managed to pay for this years NCMA membership, there is no way that i am going to stress out over finding money for the fees to take and store digital photos!
    My digital camera is broken anyway so have been looking to replace it. I have decided to get a polaroid camera instead and wondered if it would be alright? Does anyone know where to get them from at a decent price? (maybe graham could get hold of some to sell in the forum shop for those of us that refuse to pay the yearly subscription for digipics?)

    just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinglesnark View Post
    I have decided that since i could barely scrape together this years Ofsted fees and still havent managed to pay for this years NCMA membership, there is no way that i am going to stress out over finding money for the fees to take and store digital photos!
    My digital camera is broken anyway so have been looking to replace it. I have decided to get a polaroid camera instead and wondered if it would be alright? Does anyone know where to get them from at a decent price? (maybe graham could get hold of some to sell in the forum shop for those of us that refuse to pay the yearly subscription for digipics?)

    just a thought


    Do you have any info regarding your mindees on your computer? Letters about holidays, invoices, do you do your accounts on your computer? If you do you I'm afraid will still have to register with the ICO. Its not just about Digital Photos.

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    Default Re: Following on from the thread about digital photos and paying a yearly fee...

    A friend of mine looked at doing it this way but she worked out that by the time she had paid for the camera, processing, films and rubbish photos she then had to throw away it would be cheaper for her to replace her digital.

    The other problem is she was told that if she even used her computer to write letters or newsletters or anything related to work that involved a parents' name or child's details then she had to pay the registration fee anyway... the ICO told her this.

    So reluctantly she paid it. She was inspected about a month later and it was something the inspector asked her if she had in place.

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    Default Re: Following on from the thread about digital photos and paying a yearly fee...

    oh dear....

    that kinda scuppers that
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    Default Re: Following on from the thread about digital photos and paying a yearly fee...

    hon, i'm afraid I agree with Sarah. It's not worth the risk of not being covered. Even if you keep only paper copies of everything you need to adhere to DP rules so it's worth paying it to ensure you're safe.

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    yeah i see your point folks....it is pretty much an essential isnt it?

    pfft....
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    Default Re: Following on from the thread about digital photos and paying a yearly fee...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinglesnark View Post
    yeah i see your point folks....it is pretty much an essential isnt it?

    pfft....
    and expense that you could well do with out ?

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    I believe from my research it is just one of those things that has to be done. I am in no doubt that with the records I keep and the photos I take that it is absolutely necessary for me to register. Yes I could do without paying but then I could also do without paying for my car tax or my tv licence fee. But I do cos it's the law

    Personally I couldn't work without using a digital camera. It is on my person all day and I would hate to think of the expense of printing all the photos I take just to get the perfect one for a child's dairy!

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    I think polaroids are about £1 a photo (or they were when I had one) so really not worth the expense IMO.
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    Default Re: Following on from the thread about digital photos and paying a yearly fee...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinglesnark View Post
    I have decided to get a polaroid camera instead and wondered if it would be alright? Does anyone know where to get them from at a decent price? (maybe graham could get hold of some to sell in the forum shop for those of us that refuse to pay the yearly subscription for digipics?)

    just a thought

    I have added a Pogo Camera Two to the forum shop it is a camera with an integrated printer if that is any good.

    http://astore.amazon.co.uk/childmind...ail/B002PMDBZ2

    I will have a look for some more polaroids too.
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    Default Re: Following on from the thread about digital photos and paying a yearly fee...

    Here is a true instant polaroid camera which doesn't store pictures.

    http://astore.amazon.co.uk/childmind...ail/B003B2ITI4
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    Default Re: Following on from the thread about digital photos and paying a yearly fee...

    Polaroids are very expensive, the films are in the region of £20. I will say though, don't be pressured into registering with the ICO if you do not store data electronically, it is perfectly possible to run this business without placing children's names, or images or details on electronic devices. And it is cheaper to use wet film than register if you are not planning on taking 100's of photo's which you will never use. The photographs taken are to provide evidence, not to go into a modelling portfolio, and there is no reason why anyone would consistently take useless snaps - even those of you without a photographic qualification should be able to point a camera at a child performing some accomplishment and get a picture of said child performing said task. (although I have seen some of my mums pics headless kids galore)
    However, if you prefer to take many pics, and chose a couple of perfect ones to print out then it will be cheaper in the long run to register with the ico, or if you write the children's names in newsletters or store their details on your computer etc.
    I am still unsure how the £35 a year ensures that the children's information is safe though? Could someone please enlighten me - is it so that the ICO can monitor your internet usage, or do they provide you with training or resources to help with security?

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    Im so fed up with this that i emailed ofsted saying that as it an ofsted requirement that I keep these records, maybe they should pay some if not all of the fee for us. Needless to say they have not had the decency to reply!

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    I have to pay for this soon and I am not happy about it but I think it must be done just for my own peace of mind, when it's sone it's done. But it is still daft! raaaahhhh!

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    i hate all this paying out when im not bringing anything in! ive been reg over a year and still no steady work - i have to keep asking dp to pay for things and although he is happy to it really gets to me! grrr!

    sorry!

    thanks for the replies - you are all right - better to be safe than sorry eh?
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    Default Re: Following on from the thread about digital photos and paying a yearly fee...

    Ive not registered for this and wondered how you do so x

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    Can anyone tell me if this applies in scotland? I've never heard it mentioned by the cc or other local childminders here and am wondering if it is needed how exactly am I meant to know lol

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    Default Re: Following on from the thread about digital photos and paying a yearly fee...

    I have registered - reluctantly But what I'm not sure about is how does it protect us????? If someone pinches my laptop for instance (which has photos on but nothing to identify the children), how does me being registered with the ICO help

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    I'm not registered, can some tell me more about doing so, and what I get for my money.
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    Default Re: Following on from the thread about digital photos and paying a yearly fee...

    Quote Originally Posted by singingcactus View Post
    I am still unsure how the £35 a year ensures that the children's information is safe though? Could someone please enlighten me - is it so that the ICO can monitor your internet usage, or do they provide you with training or resources to help with security?
    I have been wondering this myself.

 

 
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