benefits of nursery story

Benefits of using Nursery Story as your nursery management software


Using nursery management software is the best way to ease everyday challenges of operating a busy childcare setting

But why should you consider using Nursery Story when you’ve eternally done stuff the same way?

Nursery Story management software helps nursery and childcare managers with everyday administrative tasks, allowing practitioners to instantly record activities and observations and share them with parents, facilitating your setting to become more efficient and focus on what matters.

Here are the most important reasons why you should use Nursery Story as your nursery management software:

early years settings

Benefits of using Nursery Story for

Early Years Settings

Cut admin time by up to 70% and save money on costs

Transferring documentation and observations from paper to Nursery Story will improve your day-to-day operations:

  • Allow your team to save time completing paperwork.
  • Save money on printing, photocopying and paper costs.
  • Enable your childcare business to simplify processes.
  • Maximise your time and improve practices by using technology to your advantage.

Quick and secure communication

Communicating with families on Nursery Story is stress-free and straight forward. The Nursery Story instant communication feature will help settings in many ways. For example, introducing families to a new staff member, sharing an important update or reassuring a parent that their child’s first settling in session is going smoothly.

Create instant observations

Using the Nursery Story app, settings can record observations ‘in the moment’ and share photo or video observations with families. Settings can also create next steps to extend learning experiences for children, link learning to the EYFS and CoEL and use the tracking tool to have an overview of children’s progress.

Spend more time with your children

By eliminating endless paperwork and enhancing teacher and parent communications, Nursery Story gives back precious time to early years settings. Allow your team to focus on interacting, playing and building toward children’s interests.

Dedicated customer support

At Nursery Story we know how hard early years settings and schools work and that learning new software is time consuming and often at the bottom of your priority list. We have developed the Nursery Story app to be easy to set up, simple to use and intuitive.

Even better, our dedicated customer support team is always on hand to answer any questions, provide support and walk you through any issues.

benefits of nursery story for parents

Benefits of using Nursery Story for


News and updates shared in ‘real time’

In today’s climate, being able to contact parents quickly and securely is crucial. The Nursery Story messaging feature lets you share important news with individuals, groups or with all families. Parents have peace of mind, knowing that they always have the information they need at their fingertips.

Child’s daily story

Keep all parents reassured and informed about their child’s day by sharing activities and observations straight to the Nursery Story Parent App. Easily write learning & development observations, daily activity updates or messages and share these with parents instantly.


Nursery Story allows early years settings to create and share observations, photos and videos with families detailing their child’s learning and development with links to the curriculum.

Plus, you can create ‘next steps’ giving parents a greater understanding of how to build on their child’s interests and extend their learning.

Build a strong parent partnership

Communication between families and settings is the key to building strong relationships & partnerships.

The Nursery Story Parent App means that families can be involved in their child’s day without being in the room. Parents receive insights into their child’s day and can instantly communicate with the setting.

Using Nursery Story promotes families and settings to truly work in partnership, keeping each child at the heart of every day.

Facilitate handovers

As parents ourselves, we know just how hard it is to leave the children in the care of someone else, especially when handovers may be curtailed, and parents are not allowed in the setting.

The Nursery Story Parent App helps to alleviate handover concerns by giving parents an insight into their child’s day. Giving parents peace of mind and reassurance that their children are in good hands, from the moment they check-in, until they are back home.

Promote learning at home

By using Nursery Story early years settings are able to upload activity ideas, stories and videos to engage with families whilst they are at home, building on children’s interests and sharing a love of learning.

Families are able to share their child’s learning, favourite activities and achievements from home and celebrate their child’s magical moments with their key person.

benefits of nursery story for children

Benefits of using Nursery Story for


Families and settings working in partnership

Nursery Story is an excellent platform for your nursery setting engagement and work in partnership with parents to work together to support each child in reaching their full potential.

The Nursery Story Parent App means that parents are a part of their child’s day, as well as helping families to understand their child’s development, whist promoting a love of learning both at nursery and home.

Important information about children at your fingertips

Ensure your setting always has important information at your fingertips to keep children safe.

From allergen and weaning updates and emergency contact details, to who will be picking up children at the end of the session, Nursery Story lets you keep all relevant details in one place.

Support learning and development

Using Nursery Story to streamline paperwork and create observations as they happen means early years teams can spend more time focusing on their children, building on their interests and next steps, and creating magical experiences for every child, each and every day.

Share memories from nursery at home

Children love to see pictures and videos of themselves and talk about how they have grown and developed.

The Nursery Story app provides opportunities for children to reflect on their learning, talk about what they have enjoyed doing and what they would like to learn about next.

Support self-directed learning

We believe empowering children to self-direct their own learning by talking to them and involving them in deciding what they would like to learn and achieve will help children to develop a life-long love of learning.

Nursery Story lets you record children’s achievements and capture their thoughts and ideas, allowing settings to involve children in identifying their next steps and experiences.

Safe and Secure

All of the information you enter into the Nursery Story platform is safely secured and is only available to the child’s family and the setting.

At the end of their time with you, each family can download and celebrate these fantastic memories of their child’s early years with you.

“Nowadays, nursery settings have a huge opportunity for
improvement by using Nursery Story”

Let’s work together – Sheena Johnstone, Founder of Nursery Story

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