Software company, Famly, have launched Famly Together – a free software platform that gives early years providers a simpler, safer way to stay in touch with families during the coronavirus crisis and beyond.
Right now, settings are relying on a patchwork of digital platforms — coordinating with parents via email chains, Facebook groups, Twitter feeds, WhatsApp chats and Zoom calls. This requires helping every single family get set up on each one of these platforms, and makes it easy for details and plans to slip through the cracks. What’s more, fanning out across multiple platforms puts a huge workload on providers at a time when they need it least, and brings with it a wider host of privacy concerns.
Step in, Famly Together. Famly Together is based on Famly’s existing platform, used by thousands of settings across the UK and includes some of its most popular features such as:
The News feed: A secure, personalised feed which every parent can access on a free app and online. Practitioners can share activities, updates, photos and video, while parents can comment and send observations back.
The Activity library: Here, practitioners can explore a collection of over 100 free creative activities for children, submitted by fellow early years staff and specialist early years experts alike. Users can submit their own, explore and rate others’ submissions, and build their own personal library. Then, they can share activities directly to parents’ news feeds.
Famly Live: A brand new, live video stream option that allows children to see the faces of friends they haven’t seen in well over a month. Secure video conferencing allows nurseries to lead remote sessions, or just check in.
Even before the coronavirus forced more strain on providers, the sector has been under significant financial stress. Famly Together was launched to help solve that, hence why it’s free to use.
Famly Together gives settings the opportunity to maintain a vital stream of income while their doors are closed by continuing to communicate and provide a service to their customers.
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