Five reasons to move from paper-based documentation to EarlyWorks

1.    Collaboration with Families, Educators and Children

NQS 6.1 Respectful relationships with families are developed and maintained and families are supported in their parenting role.

Using EarlyWorks, families can download the free EarlyWorks app and comment on their child’s progress from the convenience of work or home.

The ‘Extend’ function allows family comments to be converted to observations and used to inform future experiences.

EarlyWorks also allows you to easily record the voice of the child within Observations and Journals.

2.    Flexibility to Accommodate Different Documentation Styles

NQS 7.1.2 Management systems: Systems are in place to manage risk and enable the effective management and operation of a quality service.

Using EarlyWorks, Educators can explore a range of documentation styles and methods to determine what works best for their children, families, service and community.

Whether you like to forward plan, focus on different children each week, or program weekly, monthly or fortnightly – EarlyWorks has been designed to give you the flexibility to do what works for your service.

3.    More than Tick-and-Flick Documentation

Rather than simply list the outcomes that have been achieved during an observation, the Guide to the NQS asks that we “collect rich and meaningful information that depicts children’s learning in context, describes their progress and identifies their strengths, skills and understandings.”

When educators select an outcome in EarlyWorks they can enter comments explaining how that outcome has been achieved.

4.    Improve the Sustainability of your Service

NQS 3.2.3 Environmentally Responsible: The service cares for the environment and supports children to become environmentally responsible.

Sustainability underpins a number of the NQS standards and elements. Many services will also include a commitment to sustainability within their philosophy. Moving to a paperless documentation platform is one of the simplest ways for a service to reduce its carbon footprint.

5.    Easy Access to Data – Past and Present

Rather than rummage through cabinets or display folders, in EarlyWorks all your documentation is stored in one spot and can be accessed anywhere, at any time. You also have the peace of mind of knowing that everything you create is stored safely and securely in the EarlyWorks cloud.

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