We are childcare professionals too - we know that every second that you aren't spending with the children is a second of their education wasted.
Our goal is to help the hardworking teams in nurseries and schools like yours easily and quickly create meaningful and personal observations of children's significant learning. We want the parents of these children to be able to view and comment on these observations so that they feel engaged with their profiles - which also gives you fantastic evidence of a close relationship between the nursery/school and home.
In just a couple of minutes you can create a high quality, in depth observation documenting a child's learning.
Share and engage
Being able to immediately share these observations with parents gives them a huge sense of pride and ownership over their child's learning.
With no additional effort you can quickly see progress in learning, ability and coverage over many curricula and frameworks at inidividual child level or as part of a group.
You don't have to worry about storage before capturing photos and videos of significant points of learning, or just sharing a nice moment with parents. We don't limit you on how many observations you can upload and your price won't increase - so feel free to go nuts!
Customisable content - any framework you like
EYFS? Curriculum For Excellence? SHANARRI? Something bespoke from your local authority? Whatever learning framework you use we likely have it already in our system available for you to create observations. If we don't, we'll add it for you. Our flexible system can be tailored to your needs.
Group observations - save huge amounts of time
Let's say you're taking an observation of a group of children taking part in an activity together. The observations for each of these children will likely be broadly the same. You don't necessarily want to have to create an individual observation for each child. Creating a group observation with Learning Journals is simple - and if you want to you can go back and personalise each child's observation further.
Use offline - No Wifi? No problem
With our companion staff app the team can create observations even when you don't have internet access. If they want a lightweight and fast way to create observations or stories then this is it - you don't have to wait for pages to load, to don't have to worry about your network being slow. Just create the observation and the app will upload it when it finds a connection.
Tracking and monitoring - evidence of progress
As you create observations with Learning Journals you are automatically building up a picture of development and progress. You can call on this to help you make informed decisions about an individual child or group of children.
Historical tracking - show development
As well as the detailed tracking and monitoring mentioned above, you can compare and individual child or group of children historically. Want to see how coverage of a particular area of the curriculum compares to the same children last year? No problem! Want to see if you've made any progress for a group of children in numeracy and maths in the last 6 months? Simple!
Parental contributions - strengthen your links to home
You are able to create parent contribution sections so that parents can upload their own mini observations from home. Title these sections anything you want: Achievements From Home, Star Moments etc. Whatever works for your nursery or school.
Children with no observations
Each week you and the team will receive an email to let you know which children haven't had an observation recorded within your set minimum period. This keeps you informed and aware of any children that might have been overlooked, allowing you to take action.
As well as creating observation you can use your Learning Journals system to complete daily diaries for the children. Record activities they've taken part in, nappy changes, sleeps or any meals they've had. All included at no extra cost.
Create your own reports. You might want an end of term summary, or it could be transition report you need. Upload your own templates or create dynamic forms. Reports can also be shared with parents through the system so they can be kept informed before things like parent consultations.
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