NurseryCam is a secure webcam facility which allows parents to view live video images of their children in day nurseries and pre-schools securely over the Internet. But what is it, really?

In its simplest form, Parental Webcam is a video camera hooked up to the internet in a way that makes the live video viewable via a secure website. Unobtrusive digital video cameras are fitted in each room of the nursery. In order to convert what the camera sees into something that can be transmitted over the internet, a special device called a ‘video server’ is used. The cameras are plugged into the video server, and the video server is plugged into a high speed internet connection.

When using a broadband internet connection, parents can expect a refresh rate of up to eight frames per second. A dial-up connection will deliver one frame per second.
And to cater for parents who do not have internet access at work or who are constantly on the move, NurseryCam is launching the first-in-the-world mobile phone viewing in the next few months. Parents will then be able to watch their children playing at their nursery with their colour screen mobile phones.
When authorised parents have successfully logged in, they will see a user-friendly viewing screen.

If you are a parent of a child that comes to Pudsey Day Nursery you can view our Nursery Cam: Parents Control Panel