23rd January 2024 Nursery Management Software All Posts

Capturing Child Development: iConnect Learning Journals

How iConnect learning journeys help capture the wonder of the early years

Staying connected with parents and providing a comprehensive view of each child’s learning journey can be challenging. At Connect Childcare, we understand the importance of capturing the wonder of the early years and building a holistic picture of children’s development. That’s why we developed the iConnect app – a game-changer for parents, staff, and childcare providers.

Difficulty capturing the big picture

One common pain point in early years education is the challenge of giving parents a true understanding of their child’s daily experiences and developmental milestones. When parents pick up their children from nursery, it’s not always easy for them to grasp the full scope of the day’s activities and discoveries. This lack of visibility can prevent the establishment of strong parent partnerships and leave parents feeling out of the loop of their child’s development.

Our solution: iConnect learning journeys

iConnect is a tool designed to bridge the gap between childcare providers and parents. With iConnect’s learning journal feature, staff can instantly share a child’s learning journey with parents, providing real-time insights into their daily activities, observations, achievements, and ‘wow’ moments. This information can instantly be shared with parents using the ParentZone app, which not only strengthens the parent-provider relationship but also ensures that parents remain actively involved in their child’s developmental journey.

The Big Picture Report: A comprehensive overview

At Connect Childcare, we believe in empowering childcare providers with tools that offer a comprehensive overview of group progress and individual development. Our Big Picture report is designed to give you exactly that – a bird’s-eye view of what’s happening in your early years setting. This report enables you to track the progress and development of an entire cohort of children or each child individually. This feature provides an up-to-date overview of the areas of learning where progress is being made, whilst allowing you to identify any recurring or prominent patterns, helping to develop your settings pedagogy.

iConnect's learning journey big picture report

A Plethora of Reports and Frameworks

But that’s not all. Our commitment to supporting child development goes beyond the basics. With iConnect, you gain access to an abundance of reports and frameworks such as Birth to Five Matters, Development Matters, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), Montessori Curriculum, Welsh frameworks and many more that are tailored to meet the unique needs of early years education. From detailed observations to learning journals, we provide the tools you need to create a nurturing environment that fosters growth and development.

Bradley Hutler, Operations Director at Blackberry House Day Nursery Group -

“The EYFS framework is accessible at the click of a button – we don’t have to print it off and get the hard-copy policy documents out. This means the team can refresh their knowledge at any point at the click of a button – saving both time and valuable paper resources”.

Connect Childcare is not just a childcare management solution – it’s a partner in your journey towards providing exceptional early years education. With iConnect, we empower you to capture the wonder of each child’s journey, strengthen parent partnerships, and build a thriving community focused on holistic development. Contact us now to schedule a free demo and discover how iConnect enhances learning journeys. No obligations, just insights!

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Content Marketing Executive at Connect Childcare