Many childcare professionals struggle under the increasing pressure to complete mountains of paperwork to satisfy Ofsted, but it doesn’t have to be such a laborious process.
iConnect is packed with features to make nursery practitioners lives easier.
iConnect makes online learning journals easy. You can log observations immediately as they happen, complete with photo or video, without taking time away from your children. Using relevant early years guidance material, your observations can be linked to a curriculum at the touch of a button without the need for folders and paperwork. Daily activities like sleeps, meals and nappies can be logged quickly and even bulk uploaded for multiple children.
You can leave your folders on the shelf as iConnect gives you a complete and up-to-date overview of group and individual reports without you lifting a finger. It doesn’t stop there, the system is packed full of useful analysis tools and we are always adding new ways of flagging interventions and sharing with staff or parents. Having all of your data logged and stored on iConnect will save you hours and give you accurate and reliable insights.
iConnect allows you to create, follow and share each child’s learning story, enabling you to complete informed assessments on child development – right there on the app. You’ll no longer need to thumb through folders of written observations in order to complete assessments.
Online registers mean you can access them, along with emergency contact details, whenever you need straight from your app.
*Only available with Connect Childcare integration
Log observations against multiple frameworks. EYFS, SEND, COEL, ECAT, Development Matters (2021), Birth to 5 Matters, Leuven Scales, Montessori, Realising the Ambitions, and many other development frameworks are available.
All of a child’s selected permissions, as well as their medical information, are available quickly and easily, on your tablets in your rooms.
iConnect makes parental communication easy by sending selected information straight to your parents via the award winning ParentZone app.
Automatically create online learning journals from observations and events logged each day.
Reflect on next steps you need to take for each child's ongoing development linking to observations and planning.
Plan your next steps and Enhanced Provision using available resources.
View emergency contacts and child medicine and permissions questions at the touch of a button
iConnect has been designed with safeguarding regulations in mind. It has built in safety features to protect your photos, and restrict staff log ins. We have teamed up with safeguarding experts to ensure iConnect complies with best practices and will enhance your safeguarding procedures. Our additional security features will ensure that the safety of your children and your data is always a priority.
We used to spend about £400 every month just on ink cartridges. Most of this was used to print photos. Now that all of our photos are on iConnect & ParentZone our ink lasts four times as long.
Our practitioners and management team can now see quickly and easily that children are progressing, which is essential for Ofsted.
My job would be a lot harder without the use of iConnect and Parentzone in our nursery.
iConnect is available to download from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store
"The Connect Childcare system made an immediate impact on how we manage our nurseries and communicate with parents and carers. This has lessened the burden on the staff at our head office and helped to make each individual nursery more responsible for their own records."View Case Study
Follow child development with ease and create online learning journals in a fraction of the time.
Book your free demo to see how an app like iConnect can revolutionise the way your setting works.