EarlyWorks makes it easy to keep families informed about the program and their child’s progress in real time.
Learning and Development
EarlyWorks enables easy access to children’s portfolios of observations, journals, images and family communications in just one click. Parents and Educators can view children’s current learning, areas of strength and progression towards goals. Having each child’s individual documentation in one place allows educators to easily reflect, evaluate, and plan for each child. As educators continue to observe children, their profile grows and becomes a complete learning summary which includes family input and daily communications.
Photo, Video and Document Sharing
EarlyWorks allows educators and families to share photos, videos and documents relating to the child’s learning, interests and development.
Family and Educator App
Families, educators and administrators can download the free EarlyWorks App. The App includes all of the functionality of the web version, as well as the option to receive push notifications.
Services can save precious time by importing menus on a cyclical basis, with flexibility of making changes on the day. Educators have the option of sending notifications to all or individual families when meal or bottle information is added.
EarlyWorks includes one touch timer to record toileting and nappy change times, as well as one touch icons for nappy information.
Rest and Sleep
EarlyWorks saves educators time with the one touch timer to record and monitor sleep times. Families and educators are then able to track sleep changes over time.
Educators can use the one touch clock to record sunscreen application times.
Educators can share daily group and individual notes with families.
Families can only view information for their children. All users have the option of receiving email and/or push notifications when significant documentation has been added.
Families can choose to request login access for extended family, allied health professionals or guardians.
Educators can create activities for children to do at home using the At Home Activity function. An effective way of keeping families and children connected to the service when they are unable to attend.
EarlyWorks includes online incident report, medication, and excursion forms. Families, administrators, and educators are notified when forms are added, updated, or signed. Administrators can track the progress of online forms and send reminders. All online forms can be signed online, creating a sustainable and convenient option for all users.
Important documents such as parent handbooks, policies, and the Quality Improvement Plan can be shared with families using the service documents function. These documents will be immediately available to all families as soon as they are added.
Announcements and Quick Notifications
Announce upcoming service events to groups or individuals. Report unexpected events such as communicable illness or changes to service access can be communicated quickly and efficiently using quick notifications. Messages can be sent as push notifications to all families and staff with the click on a button.
"Since introducing EarlyWorks into our centre in May 2016, we have been very impressed with the improvements in almost every aspect of our service. All of our educators have found it very easy to use, and has saved countless hours of manual paperwork."
"We 100% recommend EarlyWorks to all centres. We have found our programming time has halved and much more simple to get our parents involved and send feedback. The system is very user friendly. I couldn’t be happier with our decision to implement EarlyWorks in our child care."
"We have been working with it now for just on a year and i have had experience with 3 other programs previously. It not only runs rings around the other programs with functionality, but it is easy to use. My senior educators that have been in the industry like myself for long periods of time have been able to get around it with minimal support and training. And training has been fantastic. One on one and group and they answer the phone all the time. I love it!"
"We have used EarlyWorks at our centre for over 2 years and absolutely love it.
It covers a lot of areas of need such as daily communication with parents, critical reflections, observations, experiences, intentional teaching, task allocation, QIP, sharing of documents, incident reports, etc to name a few. Our Educators enjoy using the program and it has helped us improve our professionalism and cater to the needs of our families."