Create digital learning journeys
PACEY works in partnership with Kinderly, the company behind the award-winning digital system that makes it quick and easy to capture a child’s early years learning journey, enhance the parent partnership, and provides you with reports and tools to support you to run an outstanding setting.
Now, to further support you, Kinderly has launched Kinderly Learn, a brand new CPD (continuing professional development) platform where all the learning is bite-sized! And with a new product in the Kinderly stable, Kinderly has been renamed Kinderly Together with some brand new features added to the package.
Liz Bayram, PACEY's Chief Executive, said “Excessive paperwork is one of the biggest bugbears for childcare professionals, so we are delighted to partner with Kinderly on a unique product.”
Kinderly’s intuitive web and mobile app enables you to quickly and securely capture EYFS observations, daily diaries and wow moments, even when you’re out and about with the children.
The web dashboard enables you to easily manage your setting with at-a-glance information: reports, development tables and cohort analyses, supporting you to be more organised and Ofsted-ready. For example:
The EYFS Summary Table
And new for 2019, the Cohort Tracker. Track children's progress over time according to their development in the EYFS. View cohorts grouped by SEND, EYPP, gender and more.
Kinderly’s parent portal, emails and notifications enable parents to keep up-to-date with their child’s daily activities and development, in real time. Activities can be suggested, personalised to each child’s learning journey, and parents can comment back enhancing the parent partnership and improving parent engagement.
New for 2019 - now includes 'Postcards from Home' so parents can share observations from home with the childcare setting - further joining up their learning journey.
Exclusive invoicing and accounting package
Included in the price is a fully integrated accounting and invoicing package, helping you to stay on top of your income and expenses. And unlike other accounting software, this was specifically created in collaboration with PACEY for childcare settings, incorporating unique features specific to the sector.
Using Kinderly helps you create a more complete and personalised learning journey for each child. Whilst capturing evidence is simplified, it’s not a tickbox exercise. Kinderly will help you to demonstrate a real understanding of the learning and development for each child, enabled by the built-in functionality including:
- personalised next steps
- Leuven scales
- characteristics of effective learning.
Making the move from paper
Transitioning to Kinderly from paper-based systems or another provider is made seamless by Kinderly’s highly-rated and responsive support team, who support users with a choice of live chat, email, phone and free 1-to-1 tutorials.
PACEY's Chair, Jane Comeau, talks about using Kinderly in her childminding setting.
I have moved away from folders and find I am saving both time and money by recording everything online.
The PACEY member package includes an exclusive 20% discount and costs just £8+VAT per month. This price allows you to add up to 30 children.
To get started, simply go to kinderly.co.uk/pacey and register with Kinderly. Registration is free for the first 30 days so you can really try it out before signing up.
Karen McDermott, childminder says:
I used to be so overwhelmed with all the paperwork that I seriously considered giving up being a childminder. But since using Kinderly Together, I feel in control, have more time with the children, can share more with the parents and I've saved loads on my stationary bills!
Why not try Kinderly Learn too? It's an exciting new online learning platform - where everything is bite-sized (no more than a few minutes) in a variety of formats including; animations, quizzes, videos, factsheets and interactive activities. Subscribers can take part in expert monthly webinars or use the forum to 'ask an expert' when they need trusted advice or support.
Just go to www.kinderly.co.uk/learn to start your free 14 day trail.
Just to reiterate that Kinderly is a must must must!! Revolutionised my setting!!