The childcare provider's favourite digital platform
Easy to use learning journal to track children’s routines and involve parents. Focus on children, not paperwork!
Add curriculum tags to your observations.
Save hours with your observations, where you can attach photos or videos, add curriculum tags such as Aistear... or create your own customized curriculum tags. Build childrens' portfolios without stress or overwhelm!
Save hours of your time with automatic assessments.
All the observation records that you create in ChildDiary are linked to Aistear, Siolta and Montessori, which links to Curriculum Planning, Activities planning, Group and Curriculum Reports (great for inspections for Department of Education or Tusla Inspections) and Individual Assessment Reports
Manage all the communication with families.
You can save the information only for you or your setting, or share with the families. When you decide to share with the families, you'll have access to two popular features: "Seen by" to check who saw what you shared, and "Disable comments".
Centralize all communication in one platform only.
Book videocalls for your team meetings, meetings with parents, or remote education in an easy, quick and safe way.
Connect with your favourite accounting software.
Parents will have access to payment logs, payment status and invoices within ChildDiary, as well as the ability to download invoices in PDF format.
Be always ready for inspections.
Replace all your records, from assessments to attendance reports. This way you can guarantee that your setting is always and automatically ready for inspections.
After just three months using ChildDiary...
of childcare teachers saved at least 1 hour per day with pedagogical communication and documentation
of childcare teachers said that using the platform regularly allows allows for a more thoughtful and grounded pedagogical practice
of childcare settings save around 80% in costs associated with paperwork and communication
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Since using ChildDiary, our parents are not only able to participate sending us quick messages through their children’s profiles, but also, they can save beautiful memories and moments with the photos we easily upload on the system, and is for life! We don’t waste extra time any more writing the same thing over and over, we rather spend it making sure our little ones are well looked after and having fun. ChildDiary has truly changed our lives! Compared to other similar apps, ChildDiary offers amazing value and has flexible payment plans to adapt to your needs.
Manager, Smarties Academy Montessori and Afterschool – Dublin
We have been using ChildDiary for a while now and the feedback from parents is amazing. Parents love seeing instant posts about their child. This is instant joy for any parent, especially for those working abroad. ChildDiary really improves communication between the child and parent as they can discuss what they have done during the day. As a manager, I love that I can check in on staff observations and see what they are doing, feels reassured that they are on track and can assist any staff member who needs help.
Silveracre Montessori – Dublin
I’ve made the decision to get ChildDiary last year and I don’t regret it. First of all parents love it, they can see how their child/children were during the day. They would see photos that we take and they can contact their child’s teacher and send a message. It is very accessible and easy to use. My staff members love to use it too. It saves so much time and you can write your observations in no time from your phone, laptop or computer even from your home.
Babes in the Woods Creche – Dublin
We found ChildDiary to be secure, quick, straightforward and easy to use from the very start. Parents and careers play a key role in children’s development and education. ChildDiary allows this connection and communication through photos, observations and documentation of children’s daily wellbeing. The importance of Aistear (curriculum framework) is met through ChildDiary, by allowing a deeper understanding of all aims and goals for both parents and careers to support children’s learning and development.
Wee Care RTE – Dublin
We have been using ChildDiary since late 2014. We have found this tool an invaluable support in our recording and documenting of observations. It is superbly simple & the linking to Aistear when completing observations is unique. ChildDiary gives a wonderful insight to our families of the lovely positive experiences within our settings. ChildDiary was an easy choice for us, given the high level of support and the thorough understanding of our needs.
Carraig Briste Childcare – Wexford
When it comes to software for childcare services to share information with parents/families there are a number on the market now, who talk a good game but cannot provide what they promise. We have been using Child Diary and I can say without hesitation that it is very childcare practitioner friendly. The easy to use format gave us real confidence to run with the product and the team really enjoys working with a company who are at the end of the phone if you need them.
Manager, Mallow Community Childcare – Cork
ChildDiary is intuitive, fast, and adapted to the exact needs of childcare teachers.
Free for the families.
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