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.

Updates to Families App

One of our top priorities at Storypark is to ensure that both families and educators have a great user experience. We do this by regularly working on updating and improving our apps. We also create new features that help you...

/ 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
girl with virtual reality headset

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

Preparing for and teaching through COVID-19

In Sauquoit New York, nestled on acres of land sits an enchanting place where children spend their days being outside and in touch with the natural world. Young Einsteins is a haven where children are given the opportunity to garden,...

/ April 1, 2020

Physical Distancing in ECE

Coronavirus is the word on everybody’s lips in all corners of the world right now, along with ‘Physical Distancing’ and ‘Self Isolation’ the 2 phrases we have become all too familiar with in recent weeks. It is all well and...

/ March 21, 2020

Coronavirus – Strategies and Resources for Educators

Times of stress are difficult for children, parents, educators and business owners/operators. It’s important that we stay connected and care for each other as best we can during this time, especially supporting those isolated by COVID19. The strength of relationships...

/ March 17, 2020