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...

/ August 30, 2021
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Building Trusting Relationships with Families

Building Trusting Relationships with Families 2020 and 2021 have presented us with many challenges, due to Covid-19. Although each of our challenges have been unique to our learning communities, there are some that are faced by many learning services all...

/ August 29, 2021

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.  Many children will be straight back to business as if...

/ August 10, 2021

Making teaching visible

We talk a lot about how documentation makes children’s learning visible and the importance of this, but have you ever stopped to consider what else is made visible? It makes teaching visible too! As teachers, it seems to be a...

/ August 9, 2021
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Documenting Professional Growth in ECE

Documenting professional growth in ECE Documenting professional growth in ECE is an essential element and indicator, of quality practice. But finding the right system for collecting examples of your learning, relating this evidence to your work with children, reflecting on...

/ July 7, 2021

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