All posts by Sonya McIntyre

Sonya was born in Lower Hutt and went to Rata Street Kindergarten and Petone Kindergarten. A qualified ECE, she studied at Victoria University in Wellington and has worked with home-based educators, in community-based childcare and in kindergarten. With childhood memories of reading books and writing stories, combined with her passion for all things social media, Sonya segued into her role with us at Storypark as social media manager.

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Sharing children’s care routines with family

The importance of sharing children’s care routines Let’s talk about children’s care routines. A key component of working effectively with children and their families is the exchange of information and communication which is essential for you to truly work in...

/ November 27, 2020

Digital Tools to Increase Productivity

Digital tools to increase productivity and simplify your workflow in your early learning service. Does the phrase “digital tools” leave you feeling a little squirmy? Do you prefer to keep track of tasks on paper as a way of managing...

/ November 15, 2020
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An advanced CCMS platform – Storypark Manage

Behind the scenes at Storypark HQ, we have been working on an exciting new partnership to bring you an advanced Child Care Management Software solution that integrates with Storypark. A new partnership between Storypark and Xap Technologies are jointly offering...

/ November 9, 2020

Updates to Families App

One of our top priorities at Storypark is to ensure that both families and educators get the most out of our Storypark for Educators and Storypark For Families apps. We do this by regularly working on updating and improving our apps. We...

/ October 14, 2020

7 ways to increase enrolments in your learning service

7 ways to increase enrolments in your learning service With new early learning services opening in neighbourhoods regularly, it can be increasingly difficult at times to fill your rolls. Despite having a high-quality learning programme, affordable fees with a team...

/ September 24, 2020
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Digital technology in ECE

Become more confident using digital technology in ECE When it comes to digital technology in ECE, some people are much more confident exploring what is possible. Others, however, can feel a little nervous, and unsure how to navigate this whole...

/ August 28, 2020

Why is this so confusing? Choose what works for you

Don’t you just hate it when you feel pushed to make a decision, especially one that you weren’t ready to make? Change can be good, but this type of change can feel awful and be so disruptive if it is...

/ August 3, 2020
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The planning feature on Storypark – so many possibilities

The planning feature on Storypark – what’s possible? More than you may think! After listening to educators around the world, we realised that everyone plans differently and that there could be no one-size-fits-all solution. Based on this feedback we developed...

/ July 23, 2020

What’s new at Storypark – June 2020

Over the past months, we have released a few new features that we want to share with you. Part of the process for working on Storypark improvements and new features involves collating, reviewing and prioritising the feedback you give us....

/ July 6, 2020

Settling children back into your learning service after lockdown

Settling back into your learning service Having a strategy and procedures in place for transitioning children (and their families) back into your learning environment is of utmost importance right now. In New Zealand, schools and early learning services have opened...

/ May 26, 2020