Tag: families

Ways to help families feel a sense of belonging in your learning service

As educators, we understand the importance of ensuring that children develop a sense of belonging when starting at our learning service. We are equipped with knowledge, strategies, skills and confidence when supporting young children as their sense of belonging develops over...

/ August 17, 2016

Daybook Options

So much can happen in a day in an Early Childhood learning environment. That can make it tough to update parents about what has gone on, especially when parents are arriving and leaving at the end of the day. So...

/ August 16, 2016

Families with multiple children at a centre

It is always great when a child’s brother or sister starts at your centre. So we want to make sure that it is as simple as possible to share that with the parents. That means you can invite them with...

/ June 22, 2016

Making family admins

Storypark only allows one parent to be invited for each child, so that there is less chance of the wrong parent being invited for a child. That does mean though that when one parent has been invited, they need to...

/ June 22, 2016

Is it wrong to love the children you teach?

When studying to become an early childhood educator, I always remember a lecturer stressing the importance of maintaining a professional distance from becoming too close to the children you teach. It was unprofessional to develop strong feelings for children. I...

/ June 17, 2016

Unexpected benefits at Goodstart Early Learning, Mosman

  The unexpected benefit was the improved relationships with my team and our growth in professional development. I have been with this team for nearly four years, but in the last year those relationships have really grown through Storypark. It...

/ May 4, 2016

A whole new way of engaging with families at Bambini Worongary Childcare

   “I’m also a parent – I saw Storypark as a great tool for families. I was at the centre, working in the industry and still not reading what my child was doing. Storypark is perfect because at 10pm I can...

/ May 3, 2016

Improved communication has meant the need for less documentation at Royal Children’s Hospital Early Learning

“Storypark has cut down our documentation by half. It allows us to focus on relationships with children. There are no daily diaries, instead parents get to see, in real-time, the natural and genuine nature of the program.” – Courtney Caligiore, Educational...

/ April 20, 2016

Getting more involved with grandchildren’s learning

We Skype regularly with our two granddaughters in Tauranga, New Zealand and Storypark has made a huge difference to our little chats. We know what they have been up to in the week and can ask about the work that...

/ July 22, 2015

Grandparents more involved in ECE despite being on the other side of the world

This blog post is written by Ann and Ted, Grandparents living Solihull, UK.  Our two granddaughters live overseas in New Zealand. We are in the UK so miles away but Storypark has brought us closer. We visited the kindy a...

/ June 21, 2015