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.

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

A connected community at Malangenna Children’s Centre

Malengenna Children’s Centre is a 67 place centre offering centre-based care for children from birth to seven years of age and is part of the wider group of Devonport Child Care Centres. Being relatively new to using Storypark, the teams...

/ December 6, 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