Please read about some of the feedback from teachers and parents using The Daily Diary…..
“I have been using the Daily Diary for my Family Day-care Service. I am finding it extremly user friendly. I find it does not take long for me to have a story and photos on the site every day for the parents to look at when they are ready. The children love to help pick the photo’s that we are going to use. With the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) about to start, I was looking for some way to inform the parents about their child’s day in care. I looked at a number of sites but found the Daily Diary the easiest to use. The parents have said that they like that they can login at their own time and that we are no longer wasting paper. I wish that this had been around when I started my service 13 years ago. Just give a go you will love it like I do.” Liz (Family Day Care Teacher Byron Bay)
“Our teachers have always taken the time to create their daily diaries each day in Word. However, I felt that 21 century learning required something more dynamic and ‘exciting’. I came across The Daily Diary and did not look back. I found it easy to implement as well as easy for the staff to pick up and use. Instead of spending time trying to manipulate documents, our staff are able to create exciting, meaningful diaries that the parents (and our students) enjoy. Parents love the fact that they can view the diaries anytime, anywhere and can look back to past entries. A bonus of The Daily Diary, is the message board, which allows for messages to be broadcast to a class, a centre, or an individual parent. Finally, in the commercialised world we live in, after sales service is not always available. This is not the case with The Daily Diary, Julie and her team are absolutely fantastic!” Heather Weltman (IT Systems Implementations Manager Moriah Preschool).
“The Daily Diary is a wonderful tool that gives us (the educators) the opportunity to easily share with families the activities and interests of the children. Not only is The Daily Diary a way for teachers to communicate with families, but it also provides a doorway for families and children to engage in conversations about their preschool experience. Many families have commented on how wonderful it is to have an insight into what happens during the children’s sessions and to actually “see” the children engaged in their interactions.” Melissa Popley (Albert Park Pre-school)
“The Daily Diary is fabulous: it saves time and is so easy to use! Parents have regular feedback of what their children have done during the day, and special activities and events are communicated and shared with families almost instantly. The Daily Diary serves as a wonderful photo record to show case children’s work and it is user friendly for teachers, parents and children alike!! (Debbie Fanarof – teacher Mt Scopus College Kindergarten FKI campus).
“I think the concept is so fantastic, and so creative, especially for those children in long day care ….great for the dads in particular!” (Claire deCrespigny – ELC Director Wesley College St Kilda Road).
“The Daily Diary is an exciting, innovative and an amazing tool that not only revolutionizes planning for teachers but also helps to create connections in new and motivating ways. As a Kindergarten Teacher I believe it is essential to work in partnership with the child, family, teachers and the community to not only gain a holistic view of the child but to bridge the gap from home life to kindergarten life. The class room is one tool that has an impact on children’s learning but research supports that families and communities are just as equal when a child is learning. I believe that The Daily Diary helps create these important connections.” Rowena Thorne (Roseberry House – Bentleigh)
“Whilst working interstate, the Daily Diary has been invaluable - it’s provided access to the daily happenings in my daughter’s kinder class, from projects and photos to messages between teachers and parents.” (Amanda – Mt Scopus College parent)
“Being so busy at work, I get excited when an email pops up from The Daily Diary and I know I will get to see whats been happening at kinder that day. It’s like an instant window into my daughters little world. I love it and it’s so simple to use”. (Tammy – Mt Scopus Parent)
“Dear daily diary team, Wow how great! Not only is this great for mums and dads, but also for all our grandparents who are living overseas or interstate…… Well Done!!” (Alexandra – Bambini Parent)
“My kids are loving seeing themselves on the smartboard and on the computer at home. It has been a great reading exercise”. (Kathy Williams – Prep teacher St Josephs School)