A nursery has installed a security system which scans the fingerprints of parents and carers.
The nursery said the measures enhanced security
The biometric lock controls have been designed to enhance security measures at The Day Nursery, Peterborough, which said it was a first for Cambridgeshire.
Lynne Draper, the nursery's owner, said parents' fingerprints are scanned and a numerical pattern attached to the print, not a direct copy, stored.
Manufacturers Nurserycam said the tool would ensure children were kept in.