What Is ParentZone?
We are always looking at ways to improve our connections with you our parents and we have listened to your feedback throughout our parent meetings and conversations, we have some very exciting news; Blackberries will be partnering with iConnect, providing our Parent Zone App allowing parents to watch your children flourish while at Blackberries.
When your children are at Blackberries, they spend all day learning, exploring, and experimenting, whether they’re trying new foods or taking wobbly first steps. With the Parent Zone smartphone app, you won’t miss a single moment. Blackberries ParentZone App will be an addition to coincide with your child’s Learning Journey Memories, as here at Blackberries we understand personal creations and Early Years’ keepsakes are invaluable.
Your child’s Key Worker will add Snapshots and Learning Stories to your timeline. These will be linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. You will be able to see how your child is developing by clicking on the framework gradings where notes will be displayed supporting our Blackberries families to understand how to further support your child at home. At Blackberries, it is important to us to continue to build our wonderful partnership with you our parents with your child’s best interest at heart. We care about how your children develop outside of our nurseries too and within our Parent Zone App, you will be able to add your own observations from home and share those family experiences with us.
Throughout the day, your child’s Key Worker will observe and record your child’s progress in their very own Parent Zone Learning Journal. An update might include pictures or videos of them doing something fun, or notes keeping you up to date on daily activities. Each Learning Journal entry also keeps track of all the basics, from nap times and nappy changes to what your child ate for lunch.
Managing your Personal Data – iConnect and ParentZone are protected by industry-standard HTTPS connections using the same security certificate technology used by internet banking. When data is being transferred to or from ParentZone and iConnect, it is encrypted using TLS Certificates, so your child(s) photos/data are always safe.