Early Years Nursery apps
For Early Years settings and providers, keeping parents well informed of what’s going on is essential, as the more they understand, the more they can do to support their children’s education. However, with increasing pressures on budget and time, it can be difficult to ensure that parents have all the information they need. However, with a dedicated early years app for your setting, you can improve your parental engagement and reduce administration and costs.
● Immediate communication: With just a few clicks, your early years app can be used to send notifications to parents’ phones and tablets. Important messages are sent immediately to parents, grandparents, carers and childminders, and there’s no need to ensure that you have the right phone number for text messaging.
● Time spent well: The early years of education are the most critical in a child’s development. Through the use of an early years app, nurseries can reduce the amount of admin time dedicated to parental engagement so that more time can be spent where it is needed most, with the children in your setting. At the same time, busy parents have access to a wealth of information about their child’s day, easing the pressure of knowing that they’re safe and happy during the day.
● Inspiring parental engagement: Parents are just as important as teachers in the education of their children. By using an early years app, you can get in touch with parents and provide ideas on how to further their child’s development, whether it’s the recommendation of bedtime story books, or events and ideas for weekends and evenings, linked to their learning journeys.
● Effective, affordable, innovative: With limited budgets, early years providers need to be able to trust in their investments. An early years app is affordable to set up and maintain, and can dramatically improve your parental engagement, brining your setting firmly into the 21st Century.
“Whilst having my Ofsted visit in July 2015, I showed the inspector my Julie’s Childcare App! She was really impressed with it, especially as an engagement tool for communication between school setting and parents.”
– Julie Nixon, Headteacher, Julie’s childcare