What makes us better

EarlyWorks is recognised as the most feature packed documentation and programming software package on the market.

Here is a summary of what EarlyWorks can provide for your service.  Why not Request a Demo today.

EarlyWorks for Childcare Managers, Administrators and Educators


EarlyWorks caters to a wide variety of observation styles including learning journeys, running records, anecdotal records, jottings, time samples, child notes, photo journals and more. Observations (group & Individual) are easily created with a simple input process that ensures that each child’s learning and development is being assessed as part of an ongoing cycle of planning, documenting and evaluating.

National Quality Standards – Quality Area 1 Standard 1.2 element 1.2.1

Generated Programs

Experiences can be planned or spontaneous, effortlessly capturing a holistic view of learning and development experiences across all children for the entire service. Programmed experiences automatically scaffold learning from observations and journal entries, allowing educators to concentrate on delivering excellence in practice rather than paperwork.

National Quality Standards – Quality Area 1 Standards 1.1 & 1.2 Elements 1.1.1, 1.1.3, 1.2.1 & 1.2.2

Daily or weekly journals

Create professional daily or weekly photo journal entries for each room or child, which form a basis for your curriculum. Journals provide families with an insight into the experiences and activities that have occurred at the service.

National Quality Standards – Quality Area 1 Standards 1.1 & 1.2 Elements 1.1.1, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1 & 1.2.2

Photo and document sharing

Educators can share photos and documents with other educators and families on a permission only basis. Privacy is of the utmost importance.

National Quality Standards – Quality Area 2 Standards 2.3 Elements 2.3.2

Child files and portfolios

EarlyWorks enables easy access to children’s portfolios of observations, journals, images and family communications in just one click. View children’s current learning, areas of strength and their progression towards goals. Educators are able to evaluate and plan appropriately for each child using supporting documentation. As educators continue to observe children, their profile grows and becomes a complete learning summary which includes family input and communications. Children’s progress towards learning outcomes and authentically observed developmental milestones are captured and recorded with reference to exactly how and when they were witnessed.

National Quality Standards – Quality Area 1 Standards 1.1 & 1.2 All Elements, Quality Area 5 Standard 5.2 Element 5.2.1

Alerts and notifications

Customised dashboards cater to the requirements of specific roles such as managers, team leaders and educator assistants. Alerts and notifications ensure programming and documentation cycles and contributions are completely transparent to all levels of management. Educators’ dashboards provide specific insight and alerts on a room by room level.

National Quality Standards – Quality Area 7 Standards 7.1 &7.2  Elements 7.1.4, 7.2.2

Daily communications

Educators communicate to families details of children’s meals, portion sizes, bottle times and quantities, sleep times, nappy changes and other day book style information. Communication details can be entered for a group or for an individual child. Daily communication with families about their child’s day enhances trust and helps to build respectful supportive relationships.

National Quality Standards – Quality Area 6 Standards 6.1 & 6.2 Elements 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1


Pre-populated regular tasks such as emergency evacuation, first aid box checks and evacuation bag checks allow services to allocate these regular compliance tasks.  Managers and educators will be prompted for action as these tasks fall due, ensuring they are completed regularly and on schedule. Managers can also create and edit tasks to suit their service (for example, regular internal audits).

National Quality Standards – Quality Area 7 Standards 7.3 Elements 7.3.2

Reflections of Pedagogy

Regular reflections of pedagogy are crucial in supporting continuous improvement within services. Using EarlyWorks, educators can reflect on educational principles and practices as well as all areas of the National Quality Standards, relating them to their own personal evaluation of practices and implementation of the curriculum. Ongoing reflection and professional development are captured to create a clear picture of the educator’s journey throughout the planning and programming cycle.

National Quality Standards – Quality Areas 1, 4 & 7  Standards 1.2, 4.2, 7.2 Elements 1.2.3, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 7.2.2 & 7.2.3

Generate your QIP

Your service’s entire Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) is produced within EarlyWorks at the click of a button.  Evidence to support the service’s QIP is automatically generated based on the information already entered into EarlyWorks.

National Quality Standards – Quality Area 7 Standards 7.2 Elements

Family Engagement

Families have real time access to detailed information about their child’s day, learning and development experiences and current programs. Families can view and contribute to their child/ren’s online portfolio at any time.  Families can share special moments through sharing images or comments as well as being able to upload important documents.

Families can have access to the service’s parent handbook, policies, newsletters and forms anytime, anywhere.

National Quality Standards – Quality Areas 1 & 6 Standards 1.1 & 6.2 Elements 1.1.4 & 6.2.1 & 6.2.2

Custom Output

Customise the way EarlyWorks looks and behaves.  Alert thresholds can be updated to suit individual requirements.

Pre-defined standard outcomes based on the “Early Years Learning Framework” and “My Time, Our Place” are included with EarlyWorks.

EarlyWorks can cater to any curriculum or learning framework.

Smartphone and tablet ready

Cloud based access means that managers, educators and families can view a child’s progress at anytime, anywhere and on any computer connected to the Internet including tablets and smartphones.

You can access EarlyWorks using ant modern browser or, alternatively, download the EarlyWorks native app from the Apple or Google store.

And so much more...

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EarlyWorks for Families

EarlyWorks assists services to achieve highly detailed, personalised programs in a streamlined manner so that educators are able to spend more uninterrupted quality time with each and every child.

Ask your early childhood education and care service about your EarlyWorks family portal today.


  • Real time notifications
  • Know what, when and how much your child eats
  • Track potential food intolerances

Learning & Development

  • Know what is being planned
  • Watch as programmes/curriculums evolve
  • Engage in and contribute to your child’s learning

Sleep and Rest

  • Know when and for how long your child sleeps
  • See any changes as they occur
  • Review patterns over time


  • See the joy, laughter and learning of each day
  • Follow the evolution of learning as it happens
  • Share the day’s experiences with your child

Photo Gallery

  • See your child’s photos as soon as they are loaded
  • Stay connected when you can’t be there
  • Safe and Secure


  • Share insights and perspectives about your child’s learning and development
  • Pass on important information to all educators working with your child
  • Keep track of all communications easily and in one place