Parents put finger on new technology
The groundbreaking door entry system has been installed at Rainbow Nursery, in Almners Road. It is the first of its kind in Surrey, using state-of-the-art scanners to check the identity of visitors.
CCTV has been installed in every classroom, but parents say they are not concerned about the "Big Brother" style approach to security adopted by management.
Nikki Evans, whose three-year-old son Sam uses the nursery, said: "I think it's a good idea. In any nursery, security is paramount and this is a lot easier than a key fob system."
The mother-of-two, who lives in Vicarage Road, Egham, added: "I know there's a school of thought that says too much security can be intrusive, but I think that when you have large group of children to keep an eye on, the more security the better. It's reassuring."
Catherine Wyatt, from Windlesham, agrees. Her daughters Amelie, two, and seven month-old Kaitlyn both attend the Rainbow Nursery.
She said: "I think it's excellent and the fingerprint system is so convenient."
Nursery owner Paul Kapila said: "This will not only prevent undesirable people getting in, but it will also to stop the children getting out."