How can LearningBook boost your parental engagement?
Written By Dr James Huntington
One of LearningBook’s aims is to transform how parents engage and interact with their child’s early years education. We understand the importance of parent partnerships within your setting, not only to appease Ofsted but to benefit children’s wellbeing and development. Parent involvement in early years education can introduce new experiences that a child has in their life, from the classroom to home. A parent who recognises what their child does at school, pre-school or nursery has a better understanding of their child’s ability and which areas they need to work on to improve their development.
Some ideas to get parents engaged is to invite them to ‘stay and plays’ so they participate in activities and get an idea of activities to do at home. LearningBook supports settings in getting parents engaged by keeping them updated on what’s going on at their child’s early years setting when they’re at work or out-and-about. We’ve spent considerable time on features that help early years settings target parents in a number of different ways.
1) Dedicated Parent Portal
MyLearningBook is a dedicated Parent Portal accessed through any web browser using a secure log in, parents can access their children’s learning journeys at any time. Parents can upload photos from home to be included in the learning journey, comment on individual observations and view and contribute to termly assessments.
2) iOS Parent App
A beautifully designed iOS app available on iPhones. Parents can download and log in for free whilst they’re out and about. Parents can do everything the Parent Portal does but is designed to be more user-friendly for iPhones and easier to logon and keep informed. They will receive notification when a setting show an observation or assessment to parents.
LearningBook allows parents to cherish their child’s memories forever by printing their learning journey in beautiful hardback books and compact memory sticks. A permanent keepsake to show children, parents and families just how far they’ve come and what they can achieve.
4) Complete Control
LearningBook gives settings full control over their parent management. Staff can setup and manage parent details and logons, enable and disable accounts and share information at their discretion. Staff are in complete control of what information they choose to share and when.
LearningBook gives parents the visibility they need to support their child’s education beyond the classroom. By seeing what their child does, how they learn and what they do day-to-day, partnerships with parents are made stronger.