Australia’s most comprehensive childcare documentation and programming software
EarlyWorks is a comprehensive early childhood programming, documentation, portfolio and family communication system. EarlyWorks simplifies and streamlines all aspects of childcare documentation and programming across an entire service.
Administrators and Educators can contribute towards the service’s Quality Improvement Plan. Ease of access and simple input design enable the QIP to be a living document that continuously evolves over time.
Educators reflect on programmes using links to the Principles, Practices and Quality Areas of the NQS. Managers and co-ordinators can provide feedback to educators with the ability to include this in the service’s Quality Improvement Plan.
Effective Curriculum Planning and Documentation
EarlyWorks automatically generates reports of every child’s learning and development in relation to the EYLF, MTOP, developmental milestones or any customised framework, making it easy for educators to keep track of documentation.
EarlyWorks automatically generates checklists for each room, showing which outcomes have been planned for and/or observed in each quarter.
EarlyWorks also automatically generates charts for each room and for each child, showing a comparison between outcomes planned and observed.
Building respectful supportive relationships with families
Ongoing communication with families builds trust
Families can readily access daily communications about meals, bottle feeds, nappy changes, sleep and rest times.
Families can view and provide feedback on observations, journal entries, and image galleries.
Individual family members can engage in online discussions with educators.
Families can enjoy secure access from any device that is connected to the internet including desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Parents can request login access for multiple family members, carers, and other support professionals.
Reflective Practice in Childcare
To promote continuous improvement, it is an NQS requirement that childcare services have a system in place to support the recording of regular reﬂective practice. EarlyWorks supports reflective practices such as Weekly Reflections to assist educators in improving their knowledge, skills and practices. This in turn creates the best outcomes for children, families and the service. EarlyWorks allows educators to reflect on programmes and practices with links to the Principles and Practices as well as the Quality Areas of the NQS. Managers and co-ordinators provide feedback with the ability to include this in the service’s Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).
EarlyWorks also supports collaborative reflection using programme comments. This allows educators and managers to create reflections at any point during the Planning Cycle.
Manage Your EYLF Planning Cycle
EarlyWorks has been designed by industry specialists to support managers and educators in delivering high quality early childhood educational documentation while being simple to produce and easy to use. Observations, Programmes, Journals, Reflections, Children’s Learning Portfolios even the service’s Quality Improvement Plan become almost effortless with EarlyWorks.
Curriculum Planning Formats
EarlyWorks comes preloaded with learning outcomes for the EYLF and the My Time, Our Place Framework for School Age Care. You can also include other learning frameworks (e.g. Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines, Montessori Curriculum, Te Whāriki). Services can also personalise the outcomes available to include additional items such as their service philosophy, theorists, or any other area referenced within a program.
Planning Cycle for EYLF, MTOP, Montessori and other learning frameworks
EarlyWorks’ observations and program planning follow a clear planning cycle of observe, question, plan, act, reflect/evaluate. Educators are alerted to incomplete evaluations to assist in completing the planning cycle.
Learning Story Templates and Formats
EarlyWorks’ flexible educator completed templates complement a variety of documentation styles from learning stories through to short jottings. Editable formats allow educators to design their own unique style in Microsoft Word or use the existing professional layouts for printing.
The EarlyWorks ACECQA Planning Cycle
- Observe – the process of gathering information.
- Analyse – questioning what learning and development is taking place to make meaning of what has been observed.
- Plan – planning the next steps to continue supporting learning and development.
- Act – putting the plan into action.
- Reflect – evaluating the effectiveness of the plan.