Famly provides a better way to record your EYFS observations.
In essence, it’s because it’s an all in-one system. That means that your finances, your admin, your daily nursery management and your observations are all in one place.
So what, you might think. Well, we’re here to tell you the difference that could make, and why you are better choosing a system like Famly.
Before we get going, it makes sense to explain exactly what we mean by ‘using multiple systems’.
It could mean many things, but essentially we’re talking about everything Famly isn’t. That is, using software, paper, spreadsheets and other programs, rather than one system that does it all. It could mean:
We realise that getting rid of these separate systems isn’t always easy. Many people find a way that ‘works for me’, and often you’re hamstrung by inherited systems or various ideas and templates from local providers.
This is particularly important for EYFS observations, where many of you have found a way that works for you, and are concerned about changing it because it might be more inefficient, provide lower quality observations, or waste time as you train up your staff.
But there’s a reason why this is not good enough for your setting. In fact, we’ve managed to find 7…
“EYFS observations shouldn’t take too much time out of the practitioner’s day because the focus should be on the children and what they are doing. The Famly app makes it nice and easy and you can get back to the real fun of what’s happening in the nursery.”
Whatever system you’re using, it needs to be simple to use. Wasting hours on a complicated system is not good enough, even if you feel like it’s the best way for you to do things. If it’s not easy to use, then it can’t really save you time or provide any value to your setting.
You might be used to your way of doing things, but you will be able to pick up Famly from day one.
When it comes to uploading or creating EYFS observations, you need a system that staff can get to grips with quickly. They’re not there to spend their time on paperwork, and every moment you can save means more time with the children.
Staff pick up Famly with ease and we’re here to support you the minute they have any questions.
Mistakes in the way you record information can be costly to any childcare provider. Lost EYFS observations or even whole learning journals are devastating, and important attendance or financial numbers can easily be lost in the cracks when you’ve got multiple points of data entry.
If you want secure and correct records, trust Famly over your disconnected systems.
Saving time is one of the many reasons people take their EYFS observations online. And what wastes more time than anything else? Entering the same stuff more than once – something you can guarantee you’ll be doing with multiple systems.
Famly will save you time every day by only ever making you enter numbers, figures, and EYFS observations once.
Parent partnerships are essential if you want to provide the right environment for every single child in your setting. Having them interested and involved in their children’s learning and observations is a key goal that you need to consider when deciding on your systems.
Famly makes parent partnerships easy by keeping everything in one place and engaging parents in a way that makes sense to them.
“What’s really helpful is that parents can be involved instantly. As opposed to when we’ve used paper and post-it notes to log observations in the past, now as soon as we write an observation the parents are involved.”
Emails. Spreadsheets. Folders. Memory sticks. Where exactly is that key piece of information you need? The time you waste and the hard work required just searching for things every day is worth getting rid of your separate systems alone.
Famly saves you time by keeping everything in one place.
What use are all of these benefits if the quality of the observations isn’t good enough? At the end of the day, any system is only as good as the observations that go into it, but Famly has a few features that make it that bit easier to ensure quality EYFS observations.
Famly gives you the flexibility to do your observations the way you like and the tools to ensure they are of the highest quality.
Please note: here at Famly we love sharing creative activities for you to try with the children at your setting, but you know them best. Take the time to consider adaptions you might need to make so these activities are accessible and developmentally appropriate for the children you work with. Just as you ordinarily would, conduct risk assessments for your children and your setting before undertaking new activities, and ensure you and your staff are following your own health and safety guidelines.