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sparkDIARY– No more writer’s cramp and focus on your children’s needs
sparkDIARY – No more writer’s cramp and focus on your children’s needs
sparkDIARY is a great way to share information that may be forgotten by the parent/carer on the journey home. It also leaves the collection time, to share and discuss other points, such as the child’s current interests, what progress is being made and leaves time to encourage parents to share too. Communicate to your parents on a weekly or daily basis, as pertinent to each child’s requirements.
sparkDIARY gives you the option to include everything or the parts you wish to use and offers quick ways to do it! No paper diaries/forms or journals to complete, so the focus of the educator is not on ‘paperwork’ but on the children.
‘Sleep Checks’ can be documented on the establishment’s behalf (not shared) for health and safety purposes.
Send messages: – To every parent; maybe reminders to bring in a hat in cold weather or sun-cream. – For each child in a class/group; perhaps about the current learning topic or requests for items to borrow for the current phoneme. – For the child; such as, to arrange a meeting or to bring in more nappies/cream if these are not provided.
Show parents when their child has slept, had their nappy changed, what and how much they have eaten and drunk etc., during their day while with you.
Add the extra activities you have provided in the day/week the child has enjoyed.
The child’s physical care (naps, feeds, nappy changes etc) are available to be recalled and evaluated should there be a discrepancy or for quality control purposes along with a record of the diaries been sent.
sparkDIARY will go out in your own time-zone, each day at 6 pm or if weekly at 6 pm on a Friday. However, the time and the time on different days of the week can be personalised for each child.
You receive the EYFS in a very practical way, putting each child’s learning goals at your fingertips.
spark offers practical, hands-on activity ideas for educators across all areas of learning and development, spanning all age-ranges.
Caregivers (teachers and parents) work with infants and toddlers know exactly what to look out for when working with young children, taking your service far beyond business as usual.
A prompt and knowledgeable response from the spark support team is guaranteed.
spark provides on-the-go training and support for all early years staff, at no extra cost.
You will be able to make sure that no child is left behind. Gaps are recognized early on, interventions are created where necessary to support each individual child.
Staff performance evaluation is made easy, as managers and administrators are provided with information and evidence to support this process.
You are able to generate the necessary and relevant reports for both the parents and the school’s internal information.
Your software is very user-friendly!
Differentiated instruction and learning just got easier with the spark software.
spark creates the balance between child development and academic achievement, in order for you to provide a wholesome early childhood experience for each learner.
You can provide your families with daily updates on what their children are learning and how they are faring within your early years community; ensuring that parents do not miss a thing and are enabled to build on progress.
Our support team follows your team from the beginning and until they feel confident to enhance practice in your school.
"Initially feeling daunted about the 2-3 progress check I can safely say as a team we now feel completely confident. The step by step guide ensures you are fully aware of each point you need to consider and gives you a very thorough understanding of your key child. Also, this involves the parents in such a positive way, as well as other professionals."
"I find it hard to believe how everything is made so simple."
“Having all of the planners to hand is brilliant as it allows me to monitor activities at the click of a button. In my senior role, I can see if practitioners are updating their review of plans consistently whilst considering their key groups next steps. These tasks were previously very time-consuming.”
“Parents love it and staff are really enjoying it!! It really is great and it's making a huge difference to the amount of time staff spend with children and not writing things up! Well worth the investment!”
"A key strength of spark is its ability to free practitioners up to get on with the important business of being authentic/sustained shared moments with children." - Sue Gascoyne - Early Years Author.
"Staff were admittedly a little apprehensive about this change, however, after one training session all their prior concerns evaporated, and the staff were extremely excited about the programme and how it would impact upon their working lives. Not only did they feel it was a much easier ways of recording children's learning and development, but they felt that it would be quicker, allowing them more time to spend with the child, which is obviously the most important part of their role."
"I had a chance to use spark@HOME and today found it extremely useful. This totally keeps us in the loop and helps us track Jael's progress as well as start to prepare her for the next steps as much as we can. I think it is a brilliant tool that should even be used by primary schools, as it is difficult for parents to keep up with a child's progress these days."
"We want to really set the foundations from day one and using the home software has really helped to encourage parents to become involved in their child's learning and also to work with us. This has really been a unique tool when we have shown prospective parents around the nursery. The feedback has been 100% positive."
“sparkearlyyears is one of the best things that has ever happened to me as a practitioner in the early years…. it helps me to think outside of the box by preparing the right resources and materials that child would need to achieve that milestone… I also love the evaluation method, it’s instant; you don’t have to wait for a later time.”
"We have just bought sparkPRO and as an established, experienced nursery, we already recognise the benefits. The system can be used in any nursery, but I would have snatched spark's hand off for this years ago when I was starting up. I would thoroughly recommend to new inexperienced nurseries too."
"Practitioners use their observational skills to assess children's development and input their observations onto the nursery's computer software program. This system is effectively used to track and follow children's progress." - Ofsted Report
“The sparkearlyyears app has really revolutionised the way that we implement our EYFS Curriculum… You absolutely cannot miss any learning milestones with the app.”
“sparkearlyyears is a fantastic software that has helped our school overcome many of the challenges that we have faced in the past; with the brilliant innovation of the instant, next step suggestions for all the seven areas of learning… It has also helped us to provide our parents with instant and simple reports and the response from them has been really positive.”
"The team leader checks every child's profile regularly to ensure that key persons make frequent observations and use the system proficiently. This enables her to keep an extremely sharp focus on each child's progress, to identify any gaps in children's learning quickly and to monitor the effectiveness of the key person's observational and assessment knowledge." – Ofsted Report