In our own nursery we would always really struggle to get parents engaged with the children’s profiles. when it comes time to pick up and drop off they really didn’t want to spend the time coming into the nursery to leaf through a big fat folder.
With Learning Journals parents are able to log into their child’s profile at any time and comment and interact with their learning.
They can also upload their own home observations or achievements from home.
In our own nursery (registered for just over 50 children) we usually have anywhere from 3-500 interactions from parents per month, all of which is great for your team and as evidence that you have a strong link between the nursery and home.
So often in our own nursery we heard that parents wanted to know more about the learning that was taking place with their children. It's so hard to convey just how much learning happens all the time!
Learning Journals gives them a little window into the nursery. An observation containing photos or a video is the perfect way to show how children interact with their friends, with activities you've planned and the great education you are providing.
Whether they are at work, at home, on their phone or laptop, on the bus or a train, parents are able to access their child's profile. They aren't restricted by the type of device or operating system they use.
Updates about new observations prompt parents to take part by leaving a comment and they can securely upload their own photos directly from their phone or computer.
Secure and Safe
Parents only have access to their own child's profile. With the use of username, password and PIN combinations that only the parents can ever know they can be confident that the content is only visible to staff. When their child leaves they can export all their data, photos and videos to keep forever.
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.
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This add on to your existing Learning Journals account takes away the huge headache that senior team members and owners face when trying to build, manage and develop a staff team.
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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!"
Built By A Nursery, For Nurseries
We know how difficult it is to provide children with the high standard of education and care that we all desperately want them to have. We opened our nursery in Edinburgh in 2010 and from day one we faced the same challenges and difficulties as thousands of other hard working educators in the UK.
We were short of time, short of money and short of staff. The thing that all nursery and school staff share and have plenty of is the desire to provide a great education and caring environment for their children.
That is exactly the philosophy that we still hold to at Learning Journals and every day is spent trying to work out ways we can make that goal easier to achieve for all our customers.
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