How to embrace technology in your centre
As technology advances, so too does the way we operate childcares. More and more centres are beginning to use tablets and computers to help with the running of their business - from communicating with parents to managing bookings and payments.
If you're thinking of bringing technology into your childcare centre, there are a few things you need to know. Here are our top tips:
1. Tablets and computers can help with communication with parents
One of the main benefits of using technology in childcares is that it helps to improve communication with parents. With tablets and computers, you can send out updates on their child's day, as well as photos and videos. This gives parents a sense of connectedness to their
2. Plan ahead
The second step is to plan ahead. Make sure you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve with technology and how it will benefit your centre. Once you know what you want, you can start looking for the right products and services.
3. Get expert advice
Don't be afraid to get expert advice. There are plenty of companies out there who specialise in childcares and can help you find the right technology for your needs.
4. Train your staff
Once you've got the technology, it's important to train your staff on how to use it. This will ensure that they are getting the most out of it and that it's benefiting the children as well.
5. Make sure it's age-appropriate
One thing to keep in mind is that not all technology is suitable for all ages. Make sure you're using products and apps that are suited to the age group you're catering for.
6. Have a backup plan
Technology can sometimes be unpredictable. Make sure you have a backup plan in case something goes wrong.
7. Be vigilant
As with anything, it's important to be vigilant when using technology with children. Make sure you have rules in place for how it should be used and that everyone is following them.
8. Have fun!
Last but not least, have fun! Technology is a great way to engage children and make learning fun. Use it to your advantage and see how it can benefit your centre.
Want to know more? Get in touch with us today to get expert advice and help.