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. And getting them to leave a comment, well that was impossible.

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.

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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.

Easy Access

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.

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”.

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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.


Over 4 million observations taken and counting.

40,000+ parents more engaged with their child's education.

12,000+ teachers freed up to focus on the children.