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.

Educator Portfolios – Nurture the Growth of Your Team

With so many administrative tasks to do, you find that working on your professional growth, development, and appraisal sometimes has to wait. Good things take time. It is challenging to find an effective system of gathering evidence of your progress,...

/ May 19, 2021
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New! Digital Documentation Learning Modules

Storypark and Early Childhood Australia launch a series of digital documentation learning modules that support best teaching practice for educators and maximum impact for young children In 2019, Storypark embarked on a new project with Early Childhood Australia (ECA), to...

/ April 20, 2021
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A few changes with the planning feature

Improvements to the Storypark planning feature The Storypark planning feature is one of the most used tools available on Storypark. With that comes a whole lot of feedback from you, our educators, on ways we can tweak the functionality, even...

/ March 31, 2021
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Customer Experience in ECE, Family Engagement Is Just The Beginning

Customer Experience In ECE Customer experience in ECE, what does this look like and how can we ensure that families are offered the best experience as a customer?  This blog post is the first in a series of family experience/customer...

/ March 17, 2021
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iOS educator’s app updates

iOS educator’s app updates Near the end of April, the old iOS educators app will no longer be available. Many of you will already be using the new iOS app which was released in April 2020. For those of you...

/ March 8, 2021

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...

/ March 2, 2021
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Meet compliance requirements and legislation using learning tags

How learning tags help you to meet (and exceed) compliance requirements and legislation Trying to meet compliance requirements and legislation can be challenging!  But it can be much easier with the help of learning tags. Meeting the National Quality Standards...

/ February 15, 2021

Daily Routines – 4 ways Storypark can help you with compliance requirements

Meeting the National Quality Standards requires a lot of work, but the most frustrating thing is, this is work that you are already doing! Yes, you are meeting all of the standards in practice, however, providing evidence that you are...

/ January 12, 2021

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