Great news! All Chestnut Nursery Schools now have iConnect and Parentzone!

iConnect is the award-winning software for practitioners. It enables staff to save hours each week and reduces the need to spend time away from their key children. Observations can be done instantly on tablets in the rooms, and all of the information is stored safely, ready to access again when needed for assessments and checks. But it’s not just an observation tool, key workers can carry out all of their admin tasks; from assessments to planning and next steps, all of a child’s selected permissions, as well as their medical information, are available quickly and easily, on the tablets in the rooms. Along with having access to Online registers with emergency contact details.

iConnect allows us to log observations and assessments against multiple frameworks; The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum), COEL (Characteristics of Effective Learning), ECAT (Every Child’s A Talker).  Allowing our practitioners to meet the needs of children accurately and effectively having the curriculum at hand to refer back to at all times.

Chestnut Nursery Schools also use Parentzone as a system of communication so parent/carers can keep up to date with assessments and observations.

Daily diaries are completed and uploaded for the parent/carers to view with regards to their child’s sleep times, meal times, nappy changes and accident information.

In addition, parent/carers can take a lead with their child’s learning by offering strategies they may use within their home, uploading pictures or videos of activities, occasional outings and commenting on observations and assessments offering supporting next steps for key persons to take on board.

The introduction of iConnect in our settings saved hours of time, and allowed practitioners to focus on their passion; nurturing and developing the children in their care.


Find out more about the iConnect system below!