All Teacher Features
Create a circle of learning and improve educational outcomes.
This do-it-all, multi-featured tool has all your admin solutions in one place: programme plans, Te Whāriki, learning stories, observations, messaging, parent engagement, sign-in/out and reporting.
Pull up the platform on any device, from any location. With access to this easy-to-navigate software, parents aren’t just spectators; they’re also your colleagues and contributors.
Private and Secure
Kinder m8’s interactive features support secure and private communication. Secure (SSL) encrypted and password protected, only parents can access their child’s account.
Digital Signature Support
Don’t put pen to paper, instead, action safe and convenient digital signatures. Staff can easily create and authorise consent forms on web or mobile.
Please note: The use of digital signatures is being investigated with ERO and the Ministry of Education in New Zealand.
We’ve purpose-built and perfected our apps, so they work flawlessly on both iOS and Android devices. Each interface is intuitive and features easy navigation.
Voice to Type
To activate this facility, just click on the microphone icon next to the relevant field. With this switched on, when you speak, the system will type your talk to keep you hands-free.
Our software can perform complicated tasks, but when it comes to usability, we’ve kept it simple. With a seamless learning curve, all you have to do is get started.
Kinder m8 facilitates simple, efficient and real-time digital documentation. Use the power of technology to streamline the pain points of your admin and get more time on your side.
If you get stuck and need some support, switch on our video tutorials or reference our user guides to resolve your issue. If it still doesn’t make sense, call our team of consultants.
Record important information about each child for quick and easy-reference. This includes personal information, allergy/medical details and emergency contacts.
Upload any type of document to a child’s file. Teachers can then collect and combine this information and generate a comprehensive report, or just reference one particular detail.
Record any illness or incident that happens at your ECE centre with one click. Detail how, when and where the event occurred and keep parents informed.
Parent’s can monitor when medication is given.
Rely on this feature to help you remember child-specific details. Record and track reminders for anything from immunisation dates, medication, to birthdays so that you don’t miss anything.
Transition to School
Create a profile and portfolio around each child’s preschool learning and development. These particulars can then be passed onto their new school to aid in individual understanding.
Allergies and Special Conditions
Record allergies, dietary requirements and any other medical conditions all in one place. Print and place these reports so everyone is aware of the children with allergies and special medical conditions.
Itemise the contacts for different categories such as collection, medical, emergency and excursion. This information is readily available for kaiako to view when there’s an emergency.
Manage and organise all photos. All images of the child are available for families to view and download.
This hub lets you send and receive personal messages. From parent to educator, or vice-versa, communicate about each child in a quick memo or longer letter.
This digital document acts as a record for educators to reference when they need to administer and manage medication.
Get a big picture perspective of each child’s learning and development experiences, whether planned or spontaneous. Programmed experiences provide a structure around all insights gained from observations, learning stories, news feed and journal entries. This automation allows kaiako to focus on delivering premium practice, instead of wasting precious time on tedious paperwork.
Kinder m8’s customisable template allows teachers to record learning activities with audio, video recordings, children’s drawings as well as links to YouTube.
Celebrate developmental milestones across physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, and link directly to outcomes. Parents can view milestones and rest assured knowing their child is on track, or flag and act on issues.
Focus Planning and Recommendations
This tool allows teachers and admin personnel to get an accurate picture of how they’re complying with centre programmes. It also guides educators around which parts of Te Whāriki they need more focus on, as well as which children need extra consideration within particular programmes.
Input individual and group observations to monitor how each child experiences activities. By gauging learning and development, this information can help shape future planning, aid in working with mentors and link to quality standards, curriculum and goals.
Curate quick and easy activity reports that can also act as the foundation of Te Whāriki. Use photos, reflections and learning tags to create a story of each child’s interests and daily learnings. Give families regular insights into their child’s experience.
Share a snapshot of activities, post and tag pics, videos and upcoming events. Users can like and comment but only posts tagged with their child’s name will pop up each parent’s feed.
Bottle Feed Entries
Manage and record all the specifics about bottle feeding for each baby in your centre. Record type of milk, consumption level and who fed which baby at what time.
In childcare centres, nappy management is challenging. To make life easier, this feature lets teachers track nappy categories and types and record who changed each child at what time.
Configure and confirm weekly menu sets for each meal time. The daily chart feature lets teachers record all information in one click. Parents can track their child’s eating pattern via the portal or app.
This is the space to record when and how long each child slept and rested throughout the day. Parents can get up to speed with their child’s sleep details via the portal or app.
Sleep Check Entries
To ensure our system is SIDS-safe, sleep check entries ensure teachers check on babies every ten minutes. Follow up with a slumber-safe entry in the system.
Keep your business profile current. Update your portal cover photo, manage email templates and enter all your daily arrangements and activities online.
This space is set up for kaiako to evaluate the programmes, deciding what is being done well and identifying what might need to be improved. Link the reflection to a single programme or a collection within Te Whāriki.
Parent Login History
Track and follow which parents use the web portal and app as part of their every day. Go deeper into the data to see whether parents are consistently active.
Generate Te Whāriki reports with a picture of all activities, children, rooms and ERO elements. Clear, graphical reports taken from detailed analysis offer immediate and accurate information.
This function lets teachers schedule and share events for each room or the ECE. Parents can keep track of all activities and upcoming events planned for their child and RSVP to events.
Across the areas of physical, cognitive, social and emotional and language, teachers can record developmental milestones in a completely customisable form.
Gone are the post-its and jot-down messages, go digital using our instant messaging system. Teachers and room leaders can securely share notes with managers and parents.
Build and manage an information profile about parents and educators using easy actions and views. Then, control the details using quick and easy filters.
Email and Activity Logs
Keep track of all activities that users enter site-wide. This central feature allows administrators to monitor all the emails sent from Kinder m8 to users.
Outcomes and Tags
Manage learning outcomes based on ERO standards and custom learning outcomes. Preloaded with ERO learning outcomes, Kinder m8 allows the centres to customise this based on their requirements.
Publish a newsletter for a particular room or your entire centre. Available via the web or app, keep parents in the loop and tell them what’s going on with this handy outreach tool.
Notes to Parents
Send real-time notes and memos to parents about any events, outcomes or information. These notes are highly secure and confidential and can assist with communication.
Forms and Documents
A fast and effective means of adding and managing general forms and documents. Share documents with educators and parents via the portal and app.
This is the place to assist in arranging groups and classrooms in your centre. Work out the flow of people, assign multiple teachers to each room and make your spaces work.
Please note: The use of digital signatures is being investigated with ERO and the Ministry of Education in New Zealand. The following features may have some limitations until policy changes occur.
Streamline the sign-in and sign-out process at your centre with our highly efficient and organised digital system. Automate attendance records to eliminate the cumbersome paperwork surrounding the check-in process and free up admin time.
If staff or children aren’t recorded as present, this feature lets you manually add their attendance. This means that no detail will fall through the cracks on a day where sign-in/outs are missed or where the Kinder m8 Kiosk isn’t available.
Time-specific reporting allows quick reference as to which teachers and tamariki are in each room at any time. This element is excellent in the event of an emergency, or to aid in an investigation.
Teachers can check-in to the centre in general, flag themselves in separate rooms, let you know when they’re on lunch break, as well as monitor any other movements. Record time spent in each room and activity and generate detailed reports for invoicing.
Create reports that detail sign-in/out and total weekly or monthly working hours which also include overtime. Generate generic monthly or weekly reports or base your reports on a particular date range, for a select few, or all staff.
Guardians and Pin Codes
Sometimes drop-offs and pick-ups aren’t done by the usual people. Manage additionally approved guardians at drop off and pick up times by using a secure and straightforward 4-digit auto-generated pin code system.