Learning Journals Blog

Here's where you'll find what we hope are interesting and useful articles!

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How to Manage Separation Anxiety During Early Years

Separation anxiety is a perfectly normal part of a child’s development. Whether they’re trying something new for the first time or starting

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Benefits of Using In the Moment Planning for Young Children

As a nursery practitioner, a lot of your time is taken up observing children, making notes, completing assessments, and planning learning for

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OPAL Learning: The Importance of Observation in Early Years Teaching

One of the best parts about being a nursery practitioner is being able to work with young children and see them progress

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What Is Inclusive Practice and Why Does It Matter?

Regardless of a child’s capability, cognitive level, or background, they have the right to a fair education. This means having access to

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Reggio Emilia, Emmi Pikler, and Rudolf Steiner: Different Approaches to Learning

Over time, numerous psychologists and theorists have offered their views on the development of children during early years learning. Through various tests and experiments, they have tried to better understand how children learn and how this experience can be improved. By exploring the way students think and how they interact with their environment, it has led psychologists to believe certain teaching methods are more effective than others.

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Schemas of Play: How to Incorporate These Into Your classroom

As a parent or nursery practitioner, you’ve probably wondered why children do what they do. For example, even when you’ve said ‘no’

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What Our Clients Say

Staff View – Fox Covert Early Years

Carol Thabet, early years officer at Fox Covert Early Years explains how Learning Journals has benefitted the staff and parents at their nursery in Edinburgh.

  • How parents benefit from easy access
  • How staff can note significant learning
  • How everyone is on the same page with support and learning

"It's really, really made a big difference to families".

Manager View – Flying Colours Nursery

Arran Black, owner of Flying colours nursery goes into detail about how Learning Journals has worked from day one at his nursery.

  • How parents have embraced the system
  • Surprised how easily parents have taken to interacting with the system
  • We've not looked back

"The person I think it benefits the most is the nursery manager quite simply because they can find everything in one place".

A Parent’s View

Jo Morris, a parent with a child at nursery tells us about how Learning Journals helps to keep her informed. She love's the ease of use, the simple and easy access and how all the information is exactly what she needs to have.

  • Really easy to use!
  • A very stress free way to share with my partner
  • We have a full library of his time at nursery

"Keeps me completely up to date with what he's doing ".

Manager View – Stockbridge Nursery

Caroline Munro is the head of Stockbridge Nursery. Here she talks about how Learning Journals has made a huge impact to her nursery, children and parents.

  • How they save so much time and no longer need to take work home
  • How observations are now straight to the point with a clear focus
  • How the system is so quick, so instant

"Parent's have really engaged....the children are learning at home more now".

Head Teacher View – Stockbridge Primary School

Kathryn Collier is acting head of a primary school. Having used Learning Journals for a couple of years she gives us some insight into how the system benefits pupils and parents from a teacher's perspective.

  • How parent contributions help her track wider achievements
  • How the system acts as a prompt for conversation in the class
  • How it now helps to effectively communicate with parents

"A really nice way of engaging the school, the child and the parent".

Manager View – Waterfront Nursery

Vicki Shiels is the manager of the Waterfront nursery, a very large childcare provider with hundreds of children in their care every day. With so many children to care for Vicki was very keen to have a system that would help save her time while still allowing her to provide the same high quality service as before.

  • How we save time and money with Learning Journals
  • How children are more involved
  • How even staff uncomfortable with technology find the system easy to use

"It's much cheaper!"