What Will A Better
EYFS Tracker Do For You?

Is your current system good enough?

Just because your nursery is using an online EYFS tracker doesn’t mean that child development tracking at your setting got any better.

Endless time spent on tablets, useless charts, and complicated systems can all make you think it might have just been better if you’d stuck with paper.

But we’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way. Famly’s EYFS tracker is intuitive and simple to use, yet the flexibility and understanding that you get can have a real impact on the development of the children at your setting.

Let’s see why, shall we?

1. It will save you time

An online EYFS tracker should be making the lives of your practitioners easier, allowing them to spend less time on their tablets and more time in the room with the children. That’s why you need to find an EYFS tracker that is both effective and designed to save you time.

How does Famly do that?

Famly gives each practitioner their own login, and a section where they can go to see all of their observations. They can quickly take a photo or video on their tablet and make notes as a draft, letting them go back and type up the full observation when they’ve got the time.

Want to work on a laptop or other device instead? No problem, the draft will be saved across all devices, ready to be completed when a spare moment arises.

Most importantly, you only have to do things once. The observations will be automatically uploaded to each child’s learning journey, the development will be recorded in your cohort tracking and their next steps can all be found in one place.

This is exactly why the team at Coconut Day Nursery love using Famly’s EYFS tracker. Read their story to find out more.

The features:

  • Observation drafts sync across devices
  • Personal profiles for each practitioner
  • Automatically updated learning journey & cohort tracking
“It’s just easier for us to write observations because you don’t have to log into a different system and search through all these other bits and bobs that we don’t need. You can just do the observation right there and then.”

Katie, Manager, Coconut Day Nursery

2. You can get parents truly involved

EYFS trackers are there to help you understand where every child is with their development. But to get a complete picture of a child’s development, parents need to be heavily involved in the process too.

How does Famly do that?

The thing with paper learning journeys, or clunky online EYFS trackers, is that parents just don’t engage with them.

With Famly, parents get notifications straight to their pocket every time you upload a new observation. That means they’ll actually get to see every wow moment throughout the day, and understand all the hard work you’re putting in with their little ones.

They can even upload their own observations from home and update the child’s profile with the child’s latest interests and other information, giving you the full picture of each child’s development.

The features:

  • Learning journeys in every parent’s pocket
  • Parent observations for wow moments at home
  • Observations sent to parents in real-time
3. You can plan with confidence

As a manager, you need to get a proper overview that you can trust. An EYFS tracker needs to give you the right understanding to plan and prepare your setting in the right way.

How does Famly do that?

Famly pulls the EYFS links that you add to child observations and assessments into an easy to understand table to give you a quick overview of where each child is developmentally.

What’s more, you can quickly build and track different cohorts, as well as easily filter by key person or gender. There’s also a simple overview of every child’s most recent next steps, allowing you to plan activities that will follow every child’s development carefully.

No more messy documents or crumpled up cohort sheets. Instead, get all the data you need to help your children develop, right at your fingertips.

The features:

  • Automatic development overview
  • Fully flexible cohort tracking
  • Next steps overview for every child
“Everything is all in one place, from invoicing to child development. Makes life very easy for a busy nursery.”
4. It will be completely flexible

We know that no two nurseries are the same. Your EYFS tracker should work the way you do, rather than forcing you to change because it can’t accommodate how you like to do things.

How does Famly do that?

However you like to record and track child development, Famly has an answer.

If you like to keep observations simple and use assessments to track children against the EYFS statements, that’s fine by us. If you want to add EYO and CoEL links to every observation you do, then that’s cool too. We’ve built a system that is flexible enough to work the way you do.

That goes for the drafts feature too, allowing your practitioners to work on drafts in the moment and complete them later. We also have a review system in the app, meaning that if you like to check your observations before they go out to parents, there’s one place for you to manage that too.

The features:

  • Optional review system for observations
  • Support assessments and EYFS links in observations
  • Drafts to suit your daily workflow
“Everyone here absolutely loves the Child Development features and has really engaged with it right away. It’s had a really positive impact on planning and adding ever more structure to our activities.”

Josh Hawthorne, Manager, Sunshine Day Nursery

5. You can keep everything in one place

One problem with software is that it doesn’t always do the whole lot. Instead, you have one software for one task, paper for another, and your spreadsheets for a third. Adding another piece of software to the pile doesn’t always feel like the most efficient way to go…

How does Famly do that?

Famly is so much more than just an EYFS tracker. It’s a complete nursery management system and the only tool that brings everything that you need to run your nursery into one place.

That means staff management. That means invoices and reporting. It means parent communication, daily diaries and so much more.

No longer will you have to switch between apps or expect parents to log into loads of different systems. Instead, you’ll have one place to go no matter what you need.

The features:

  • All your nursery admin under one roof
  • Parent communication, invoices and learning journeys
  • An all-in-one EYFS tracker

Learn more about Famly

Find out below how Famly helped Tenderlinks in recording child development, and see what we can do for you in a personal demo.

“Famly’s strengthening our parent partnerships as staff can quickly note down meaningful observations and then come back to them later ensuring they can stay focused on the children.” – Vicky-Leigh, Manager, Tenderlinks Nursery
“Famly’s strengthening our parent partnerships as staff can quickly note down meaningful observations and then come back to them later ensuring they can stay focused on the children.” – Vicky-Leigh, Manager, Tenderlinks Nursery

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