Website will be fully operational in 2010.
What's different about Smiles?
I wanted this website to be different, interactive with both parent and child.
I wanted it to show everything that I did with the children and allow for each parent to know exactly what their child was up to during their time in my setting.
As well as the normal day to day booklets that each child takes home and each developmental program that will be kept in a confidential file, I have also introduced the following areas on my website:
Parents Area – Each parent will have their own secure password where they can find out about all the activities their children have been doing and even see pictures of paintings done or pictures of the child having fun while doing it. All the things parents miss out on.
The parents will also be able to communicate with me via the website (no more worrying if you've forgotten to tell the childminder about holiday dates or just want to make a suggestion to your child's day or activity). I know time is precious at the end of the day and there isn't always time to say all you want.
There will also be links to other useful sites that maybe of use to all parents.
Any parent that does not have links to the internet will be more than welcome to use a computer provided to view their child's progress.
Permission will be sought from all parent/carers prior to anything about the child being posted onto the website.