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.

Our Most Popular Articles in 2020

To end this year on a positive note, we have dug deep into our blog, to find the top 5 articles read by educators from all over the world. Due to the pandemic, we made a quick pivot to create...

/ December 16, 2020
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Why Songs, Rhymes, and Verbal Repetition Appeal to Small Children

As every parent knows, any song, rhyme, or book their child enjoys is going to get repeated at least 1,000 times. Finding out that your child adores a particular book or that one song calms them down, no matter what...

/ December 15, 2020

A connected community

Being relatively new to using Storypark, the teams at Devonport Child Care Centres in Tasmania quickly found it to be an invaluable tool as they navigated the turbulent waters of the year that was 2020. With two statements from their...

/ December 6, 2020
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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